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There are a lot of things we love about spring: the weather, the flowers, the universal acceptance of rosé.'s November. And while we can't have spring weather in the winter, we can still channel the season by wearing pastels. Here’s how to pull them off.

pastel bag

Consider an accessory

Let’s start off simple: If you aren’t looking to rock a full-length, cotton-candy-pink coat, an itty-bitty pastel bag is a great way to make a subtler statement. Major bonus points for the on-trend top-handle shape.

Get the look: ModCloth ($50); Michael Michael Kors ($298); Meli Melo ($695)

pastel blue coat

Make a single statement

A pop of color does wonders for an all-black ensemble. That turtleneck and those boots on their own? Beautiful. That turtleneck and those boots beneath an insane powder-blue coat? Next level.

Get the look: Boohoo ($88); ASOS ($144); Paul Smith ($719)

pastel turtleneck
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Pair it with autumnal colors

We?re suckers for unexpected color combinations. Layering a sweet pink coat atop a red turtleneck and gray wool trousers grounds your overall look firmly in the current season.

Get the look: Free People ($268); J.Crew ($350); MSGM ($858)

pastel color fam

or members of the same color family

Think of it as variations on a theme. Pick one general color family and mix and match tones for an outfit that’s vaguely ombré and entirely covetable.

Get the look: Boden coat ($258); Equipment sweater ($268); Express trousers ($70)

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Try a tougher silhouette

To avoid looking like an Easter egg, wear pastel in an edgier silhouette, like a motorcycle jacket. Basically anything that will make you look even remotely as cool as the girl above.

Get the look: BLANKNYC ($83); Club Monaco ($139); Acne Studios ($1,600)

pastel sneakers

Choose fabrics wisely

Stick to richer fabrics like leather, suede and wool. They’ll give weight to any color that could easily appear too sweet.

Get the look: Puma ($65); New Balance ($82); Valentino ($845)

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