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.