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Lighten Up This Winter

Are brisk winds and gray skies starting to weigh heavy on you this season? Let a pastel palette lighten up even your most dismal winter days. Here's some inspiration for keeping all those minty, peachy, pepperminty delights grounded this winter.
Knits
Corduroy
T-shirts
iPhone Accessories
Leather Jackets
Sparkles
Classic Reds
Riding Boots
More Knits
Wallets

Riding Boots

For the quintessential downtown ensemble, always keep pastels matched with elegant silhouettes. Cole Haan Hollis Tall Shaft Riding Boot, $188.95

Corduroy

These velvety cords will work wonders in setting even the most ethereal tints straight. AG Adriano Goldschmied Pants The Legging Corduroy in Twilight, Bloomingdales $117.60

T-shirts

Crafted out of luxurious modal jersey, this funky Victorian printed T-shirt makes the work-to-cocktail hour ensemble a cinch. Jonathan Saunders Boyfriend T-Shirt in Pastel Star, $137.20

iPhone Accessories

Lucky for us, the technology world supplies us with yet another way to express our fashion sense. This iPhone case, which comes in a range of delightful pastels, will let you express to everyone that you're ready for spring. iPhone caseAudiology iPhone 4 Case, Bloomingdales $35.00

Leather Jackets

Turn up the rich textural effects by layering this buttery brown jacket over your airy knits. Pepe Jeans Premium Leather Jacket, $269.13

Sparkles

Afraid of appearing a little too whimsical in the dead of winter? Show off just a smidgen of your effervescent side with this oh-so-pretty combo of rhinestones and spearmint. Sequin Enamel Hinge Bangle, Bloomingdales $25

Classic Reds

Unless you’re going for more of a ’60’s look (a la Twiggy), you’ll want to keep your trials with pale hues clean and contemporary. And there’s perhaps no easier way to do that than with a classic red lip. MAC Dubonnet lipstick, $22 Beauty.com

Riding Boots

For the quintessential downtown ensemble, always keep pastels matched with elegant silhouettes. Cole Haan Hollis Tall Shaft Riding Boot, $188.95

More Knits

One is never enough. If you’re trying out this new hue, be sure to keep your sweater drawer stocked with at least a few frosty options. Buttoned Boatneck Sweater in heather aqua, JCrew $49.50

Wallets

After you’ve bundled yourself up in five pounds of down and wool, you’ll do almost anything to lighten your load. And this sweet (and cool) studded wallet with a convenient magnetic closure and plenty of interior pockets and card slots allows you to do just that. Lulu Studded Envelope Wallet, Nordstrom $18

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