Your Perfect Pastel Outfit Awaits: 16 Frosty Pieces for Spring

From dresses to accessories.

Pastel Outfits

Byrdie / @slipintostyle

As warmer weather approaches and daylight hours increase, this year is set to see an all-time-high case of spring fever. And with it comes the opportunity to break out pieces from your closet that you likely haven’t worn while spending the last year primarily at home. The color palette we expect to see everywhere this season? Pastels. 

Sure, pastel colors may be about as unique to spring as floral prints, but the sweet tones feel appropriately optimistic for this moment. The rising popularity of pastels was first made clear during the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion shows. Ulla Johnson and Tibi championed refreshing mint shades. Meanwhile, a hopeful pale yellow repeatedly appeared in designs by Peter Do and Jil Sander. But there’s no one singular way to wear the soft hues for the months ahead. In fact, everything from activewear to accessories has gotten a pastel makeover in time for spring’s return. Ahead, we've rounded up the 16 best pastel pieces to wear this season.

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Frosty Green Leggings

Courtney Black Activewear Paneled Legging
In The Style Plus Courtney Black Activewear Paneled Legging $28

You had all winter to wear your favorite pair of black leggings on repeat. Now, switch things up with this soft moss hue.

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Marble Purple Top

Marbled Printed Mesh Turtleneck Top
Ganni Marbled Printed Mesh Turtleneck Top $135

With its candy-swirl pattern, this lightweight turtleneck by Ganni is the perfect transitional winter-to-spring top.

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Popsicle Pink Handbag

Lijadu Billfold
Brother Vellies Lijadu Billfold $1295

Consider this Brother Vellies design to be a pastel upgrade to your everyday bag. Its unique strap detailing makes it look and feel truly special.

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Key-Lime Mules

Pêche Frida
Pêche Frida $89

Revisit the chunky mule trend of the ‘90s. The fresh mint shade gives it a modern feel.

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Mint Button-Down

Caribbean Mint Sheer Button Up
Fe Noel Caribbean Mint Sheer Button Up $248

Upgrade your classic tee-and-denim outfit combination with this sheer button-down top. 

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Tangerine Dress

Frida Dress
Loud Bodies Frida Dress $203

Looking for a pretty, flowing dress, you can easily toss on at least three times a week? Add this one to your closet ASAP.

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Baby-Blue Tank

Estelle Top
DÔEN Estelle Top $128

DÔEN is known for its ethereal designs and this pale blue, Edwardian-style top is an especially sweet addition to any wardrobe.

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Lilac Pleated Pants

Pleat Front Relaxed Jean
Eloquii Pleat Front Relaxed Jean $90

Swap out your traditional denim for these lavender, pleated pants. Their cool, relaxed silhouette is what makes them a must-have piece.

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Chartreuse Knit Vest

Cropped Sweater Vest
Oak + Fort Cropped Sweater Vest $48

For more advanced pastel styling, layer this green sweater vest over button-downs, tees. Or, if you want to keep things casual, wear it solo.

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Lime Green Necklace

Lime Juice Necklace
Beepy Bella Lime Juice Necklace $200

Like any color trend, the best way to ease into pastels is with small accessories. This Beepy Bella necklace is just the trick with its charming gemstone pattern.

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Sky-Blue Off-the-Shoulder Top

Stevie Top
The Line By K Stevie Top $110

The twisted neckline makes this top a stand-out item from all other tees. While the shirt's detailing makes a statement, the cool blue shade makes it is as versatile as any neutral color. 

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Mellow Yellow Midi Dress

Faille Dress
Rebecca Taylor Faille Dress $425

With its ruched shoulders and midi-length hemline, this pastel yellow design is the ideal day-to-night dress. It's a must-have for those who love classic pieces.

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Gingham Handbag

Tommy Beaded Gingham Leather Shoulder Bag
Staud Tommy Beaded Gingham Leather Shoulder Bag $250

With all-over beading, Staud’s light-blue gingham bag may seem intended for special occasions. But, we think it deserves to be worn every day. 

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Sherbet Skirt

 La Jupe Drap Draped Skirt
Jacquemus La Jupe Drap Draped Skirt $450

This draped skirt is further proof that no one does an alluring leg slit quite like Jacquemus.

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Sunshine Sunglasses

Le Carré
Aperçu Le Carré $159

Modern sunglass frames feel particularly playful in a pale sunshine-yellow shade.

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Blush Zip-Up Top

Hailey Half Zip
11 Honoré Hailey Half Zip $128

Even if you’re looking to branch out with your spring ensembles, hold onto polished and cozy pieces like this rosy-hued half-zip top.

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