When I think of colors for fall, I tend to conjure rich blacks, tawny browns, and deep burgundies—autumnal shades that blend in with the approaching season. This fall, however, one of the biggest color trends is anything but dark and dialed-back. Brace yourselves because pastels will be one of the key ways people will be wearing color this fall. The delicate shades are most commonly seen in the spring collections, so it’s especially noteworthy that we’re seeing them play out so strongly for fall.
While lilac and ballet pink are picking up steam as the specific colors to have in your closet, there is a range of pastels we’re expecting to see in addition to those. Soft yellows, minty greens, and muted tangerine are amongst the sorbet shades that will be making their way into the wardrobes of fashion insiders in the coming month. Ahead are the pastel shopping finds to add to your cart now.