Fall and Winter Pastels

 I'm always kind of surprised by some of the "rules" that most people still think apply to fashion. No white after labor day, no sweaters with shorts, and definitely no pastels unless it's Spring time.I'm happy to report that so many of these ideas are in the past and when you do it right, most trends can be worn no matter what time of year it is. Just to be clear, socks with sandals is still a NO NO in any situation.Today I want to talk a little bit about wearing pastels in Fall and Winter. This is the time of year we start to see lots of warm golden tones, but I'm also seeing tons of beautiful pastels and I think I must be drawn to them because of how different they look compared to the other colors dominating the market right now.My preferred way to wear pastels is to balance them with richer colors to still give some depth. In this case, the beautiful color of the lavender coat is balanced by the warmth in the boots and the depth of the navy top and skirt.I have loved these skirts from J Crew Factory! They are so flattering and come in a ton of colors. The length is perfect for work.This coat is an absolute dream. I would say it runs pretty large so be sure to size down a few from your normal size. I'm wearing a size 00. I could have probably done a 0, too!The coat, skirt, and top are all 40% off right now.[showshopthepostwidget id="2860186"]