The Perfect Way To Wear Unexpected Pastels For Fall

As the mercury heads south, some would say there's a natural progression towards darker, warmer colors. (Sherbet-y tones and pastel hues def do not come to mind when we hear the word autumn.) But, because we're serious rule breakers, we're all about this sweet, sweet getup that not only features typically off-season tones, but combines them together in a genius colorblocked way.
Starting with the basics — a simple chambray button-down — this ensemble gets more interesting with every layer. Pair a softer, pleated skirt with a bolder, cozy sweater. For extra oomph, choose statement shoes and accessories in shades that mix, not match. The combination is not what you'd expect for a fall day, but is still as crisp as ever, no?
There's much more to add into the autumn mix. Just check out the R29 Perfect Outfit hub for additional ways to keep your look unexpected and inspired.
ALDO McCamish Printed Pointed Court Shoes, $68.60, available at ASOS; J.Crew Collection Cashmere Two Tone Sweatshirt, $129.99, available at J.Crew; Marni Mini Skirt, $690, available at The Corner; Polo Ralph Lauren Pale Green Pale Oxford Shirt, $137, available at Liberty of London; Anthropologie Lemon Zest Confetti Necklace, $48, available at Anthropologie.

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