These 9 Pretty Outfits Will Pull You Out of Your Cold-Weather Style Slump

Thanks to Demna Gvasalia, designer at Balenciaga and Vetements, street style photographs have been rather scruffy of late, with hoodies, baseball caps, distressed denims and menswear-inspired tailoring becoming the new fashion uniform. However this spring, sweet styling is making a comeback, as pretty dresses and delicate pastels are set to be the perfect antidote to all that grunge.

The S/S 18 catwalks were awash with vintage florals, sugary shades, ruffled details and silhouettes that exaggerate the waist—all given slight tweaks to feel refreshingly modern. At the top of our new-season wish list are Self-Portrait's floral tea dresses and a wonderfully unpractical pastel bag (preferably this Mansur Gavriel one). The added bonus of pretty looks is that they will also help to pull you out of your cold-weather styling slump—a Berocca for your wardrobe, if you will. Get a head start on this trend with these pretty outfits ideas.


1. Floral Midi + White Shoes
(Image credit: Jessie Bush)

Style Notes: Jessie Bush of We the People Style shows sometimes nothing is as pretty as a floral dress—and we love her blue version from Ghost, which she paired with white slingbacks. 


2. Wear One Pastel Colour Head-to-Toe

Style Notes: Wear a pretty pastel colour head-to-toe like Hanna Steffansson. We are seriously into her Ganni midi. 


3. Swap Trainers for Satin Shoes

Style Notes: To instantly look more polished, swap your trainers for colourful satin pumps. 


4. Full Skirt + White Shirt
(Image credit: Emili Sindlev)

Style Notes: Emili Sindlev's outfit has all the Nana essentials—a sophisticated top-handle tote, jewel-encrusted satin pumps and a skirt in heavy curtain-like florals. She stops the lemon rose Ganni skirt from looking too twee by pairing it with a crisp white shirt with lace cuffs.

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5. Pink + Satin = the Perfect Dress
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Style Notes: You can't get much lovelier than this satin dress with a demure tied-neck collar, which is only £35 from H&M but is sadly now all sold out. Pair with boots and a blazer for a day-appropriate look. 


6. Floral Wrap Dress + Tailored Trousers
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Style Notes: Winter-proof your floral wrap dresses by wearing a pair of tailored trousers underneath.


7. Two-Tone Pumps and Top-Handle Bag
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Style Notes: When it comes to accessories, pastel pink top handle bags and two-tone Chanel-inspired pumps will make any outfit look put together.


8. Embellished Jumper + Matching Skirt
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Style Notes: The colourful sequin embellishments are the perfect update on this classic outfit combo: a pleated skirt and matching crew-neck. We love her circular pale blue tote bag too. 


9. Cosy Jumper + Floaty Pastel Skirt
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Style Notes: Pink and green aren't a conventional colour combination, but these muted shades look amazing paired together, and the oversized jumper perfectly balances the flowing skirt.

Emma Spedding