It's no surprise that pastels have long been associated with spring (Easter candy, hel-lo!). But, hiding and seeking bunny-inspired treats is one thing; maturely outfitting oneself in these milky hues is another. Head-to-toe crisp white? Easy peasy. All-over aloe green, powder pink, or mellow yellow? Hmm...
And, if you're the type who thinks lavender is best reserved for flower bouquets and scented lotion, we understand your trepidation. That's why we've joined forces with Target to bring you the most affordable and grown-up pastel pieces — you'll want 'em in your arsenal faster than you can say "spring." Ahead, your guide to mastering the pastel palette, inspired by our favorite lady crushes and interpreted by real girls, for real wear.
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PM/producer Alyssa Alward steps it to the streets with a pink-on-pink-on-pink look. Opt for shade variance to bring forth the different hues.
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Social media editor Larissa Green kicks baby blues into high gear with distressed boyfriend jeans, a sheer button-up in a sky shade, and a chunky jade bracelet.
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In this casually flirty moment, associate sales development manager Alex McGinn tops off her T-shirt-and-skirt outfit with a sheer, spring-friendly floral jacket.