4 Ways to wear the pastel trend

Mar 22, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Word on the street is, pastels are in for spring! We're super excited about this pretty trend, and we're showing you how to make the look work for you this season!

Pastel bags

Bag lady

One of the best ways to work a trend is through your accessories. Try sporting a fun bag in a gorgeous pastel like this amazing purple pastel Kate Spade bag ($448, katespade.com). Or, try a more budget-friendly bag like Jennifer Lopez's pastel pink Milena Shopper from Kohl's ($78, kohls.com)!

Seafoam heels

Sweet shoes

If you're not feeling bold enough to rock an all-pastel ensemble, add a pop of color to your feet with pastel-colored shoes. We're currently crushing on these gorgeous mint green ballerina flats from Bloch ($99, amazon.com) and these adorable sea green pumps from Zara ($90, zara.com)!

Pastel pants

Pretty pants

Colored denim is so hot this spring, and pastel shades are the perfect subtle way to work the trend into your closet. We're digging these pastel blue jeans from Gap ($70, gap.com) and these pale yellow ones from American Eagle ($44, ae.com)!

pastel nail polish

Neat nails

Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeves! Expressing your mood on your nails is the new thing! Try out the pastel trend by painting on a pretty pastel shade like Sonia Kashuk's Fairy Princess ($5, Target stores) or OPI's Care to Danse? ($9, professional salons) and you'll smile whenever you look down at your fingers.

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