Let’s say you’re on an episode of Chopped, but instead of mystery ingredients, everyone gets a box of pastel clothing; in place of the pantry is a well-stocked wardrobe. The challenge: to create inspiring outfits based on mint, lavender, blush and butter. What’s your game plan?
If throwing some silver, white and additional Jordan almond-colored pieces in the mix is the first thing that comes to mind, think again. While that’s a solid way to go, it’s way too safe to stand out—everyone wears pastels that way. To win this thing, you’ve got to think like one of the street style stars in the slideshow above, all of whom have found a fresh, exciting way to wear soft muted shades. I’ve categorized their looks into six easy-to-follow formulas—click through try each one now.