Pastels in winter? Yes, please!

Winter pastels

Jigsaw wool cardigan
$190 –

Carven turtleneck sweater
$405 –

Carven beige top
$500 –

Oasis red coat
$180 –

T By Alexander Wang skirt

CARAT carat jewellery
$160 –

Amber earrings

River Island accessory
$74 –


One of my favorite runway trends this winter is the return of winter pastels. Although darker, richer jewel tones are more traditional for winter, I love the surprise of a wool jacket in shell pink, a pencil skirt in mint green, or a cashmere sweater in the palest sky blue.

Of course, this look is only effective when the materials are the proper winter weight like smooth wools, nubby Chanel tweeds, and fluffy angora. That means that even if your ultimate-favorite-I-can’t-wait-to-wear-it spring sweater is the perfect shade of lavender – resist! Leave it in the closet until April.

Above I’ve highlighted a few show stopping pieces, but you will find options in all of your favorite stores!

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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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    Pastels are great, I have a whole bunch of pastel sweaters. I love the Roksanda Ilincic pleated dress from Thank you for this great post.

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