If you thought pastels were reserved exclusively for Spring, think again; this season, candy-colored jackets and sweaters are fully taking over our wardrobes—a refreshing change that the design team of our own Exclusive for INTERMIX label is fully embracing. “Normally we tend to be drawn to rich dark tones and muted neutrals for the Fall season,” says Susan Asmar, Design and Concept Manager for Exclusive for INTERMIX. “This season I was feeling a bit playful and decided to infuse punchy pastels into the mix—I envisioned these bright pieces to add a dose of spontaneity to her outfit.”
Now as saccharine as these colors may seem, leave it to our in-house team of designers to reimagine pastels in a thoroughly cool, modern way. “It’s quite refreshing to see that our clients are gravitating towards the pops of color. Normally the palette for the season is a bit more neutral,” says Asmar. “Now she wants to take it to the next level.” Take a closer look at Exclusive for INTERMIX's mood boards for this season below.
Feeling the blues
Periwinkle, sky blue, powder...the shade may go by many names, but there's no denying that we're definitely feeling the blues this season—and in the best way possible.
Our must-have item: A powder blue sweater skews flirty with an off-shoulder silhouette.
We know you've definitely seen this particular shade of pink well, most likely everywhere. This blush hue was a major source of inspo for our team, and manifested itself in myriad ways this season. We never thought we'd say it but pink is...cool again?
Our must-have item: A baby pink sweatshirt gets the tie-dye treatment.
Living for lilac
Moody lavenders remagined in irresistible textures were another obsession of ours this season. And while we normally wouldn't be rocking lavender until spring, but this season, we can't think of a more du moment color to make our own.
Our must-have item: A lilac wool sweater with front slits and a funnel neck is undeniably chic.
As for what the future holds for the color trend? “We’ll definitely be seeing pastels in a big way as we go into spring as well, so this trend is not going away just yet!” Shop all pastel pieces by Exclusive for INTERMIX in the carrousel below.