Winter Pastels {Outfit Inspiration}

Although I’m typically more into darker colors and jewel-tones during the winter months, I’ve recently found myself gravitating toward softer pastel colors in both my wardrobe, accessories and makeup.

I’m not sure if it’s because of my newly-brightened-up winter blonde hairdo or the abundance of cream sweaters in my closet, but I’ve found that lighter colors in the winter provide a much-needed feminine touch to otherwise gray and dreary days. Not to mention that lighter colors remind me of spring, and well, that can’t come soon enough around here.

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Are you a fan of winter pastels?

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  1. 2.2.15

    I think that winter pastels are very pretty in the winter. I like wearing colorful sweaters during the winter, its a nice alternative to black and grey. I also honestly find that wearing bright colors during the winter takes away the winter blahs. πŸ™‚ Hope that you're having a great day so far too lady! πŸ™‚

  2. 12.4.14
    Nadia said:

    I love that jacket, I'm on the hunt for a new wool coat and I'm on the fence between light grey, baby pink or mint!

  3. 12.4.14
    Kristy Simon said:

    That blazer is everything.

  4. 12.3.14

    Glad to hear that! πŸ™‚

  5. 12.3.14

    You inspired me yesterday and I wore a bright color sweater to work! πŸ™‚

  6. 12.3.14

    I have a pair of drop mint earrings I found at TJ Maxx, but I scored my white and mint button earrings at Forever21 for like $3, and I wear them all the time!

  7. 12.3.14

    I can't get enough of the light blue/mint colors either – perfect for this time of year!

  8. 12.3.14

    I think they are so pretty!

  9. 12.3.14

    So many pretty picks! I love all the light blues!

  10. 12.3.14

    Love the earrings!

  11. 12.2.14

    I knew you'd like those!

  12. 12.2.14

    πŸ™‚ Glad I'm not the only one!

  13. 12.2.14

    That blazer is from Old Navy! I was looking for that blush jacket that you recently bought when I came across that one.

  14. 12.2.14

    Right?! I have to resist not buying all of them!

  15. 12.2.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I love these colors, so soft and so pretty! I'm going to check out those earrings, love them!

  16. 12.2.14

    Love pastels in the winter too!

  17. 12.2.14

    I am obsessed with pastels right now, too! Looooving that baby blue blazer. And you are right – spring cannot come fast enough!

  18. 12.2.14
    Jessi Otey said:

    yup- loving this color palette and ALL of the items within it!

  19. 12.2.14

    "Pastels are the new black" is totally going to be my new phrase. πŸ™‚ These colors just bring much-needed light to these gray days we are having. I can't get enough!

  20. 12.2.14

    That's how I originally found it from one of your recent blog posts (I think it was the roundup of Black Friday sales?). I saw it on your post and was like yep – I need that. Maybe soon!

  21. 12.2.14

    Right?! I'm thinking about ordering them for myself, ha!

  22. 12.2.14

    I agree with you! Some color during the winter reminds me of the warmer months to come. Happy Tuesday!

  23. 12.2.14

    I vaguely remember those earrings you are talking about from one of your style posts – were they a TJMaxx find? I always keep my eye out for ones like that there! I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't necessarily follow style or seasonal trends – I wear what I want! πŸ™‚

  24. 12.2.14

    Right?! They are such a fun mix-up from the usual darker shades we tend to wear this time of year. I've had Marshmallow on my nails for the past two weeks – I love it!

  25. 12.2.14

    I have been wearing Marshmallow on my nails non-stop the past couple weeks!

  26. 12.2.14

    You really are a girl after my own heart! I agree 100%, this inspiration board is so feminine and lovely compared to the dreary days outside. Pastels are the new black πŸ™‚

  27. 12.2.14

    Seriously that pink faux fur vest is haunting me! I really want to add it to my collection!

  28. 12.2.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    YES I'm a fan too! Love those earrings, so dainty & pretty.

  29. 12.2.14

    Pastels are so pretty in the winter! Love those earrings, I have 2 similar pairs to the white and mint and go to them all the time. I always have a hard time liking whats 'supposed' to be winter colors, this is a great alternative!

  30. 12.2.14
    Pamela said:

    I love winter pastels! SO fun! And I have that Essie color and I LOVE it! I've never worn it in winter though, I should probably try that!

    <3, Pamela

  31. 12.2.14
    Biana Perez said:

    I have yet to find the perfect white shade of nail polish, but I really need to try Marshmallow! I think pastels are great year round too!!