These Under-$100 Pastel Pieces Are So Dreamy, Your Winter Wardrobe Won’t Know What Hit It

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It's easy to gravitate toward darker colors as the days get shorter and the air turns crisp. But while blacks and navys will always be closet staples, light hues add a refreshing dose of personality to every look — which is something we could all use a little more of come Winter!

Whether you opt for a head-to-toe look or start by rocking one standout item, pretty pastel pieces are your ticket to playful, unexpected style this upcoming season. Switch things up with these cheerful looks that are just as bright as they are cozy.

In light-wash denim, this cropped puffer is a unique hybrid of your go-to jean jacket and your trusty Winter coat. It's also the easiest way to instantly brighten any outfit — no styling required, as denim literally goes with everything. Of all the ways to wear it, though, we love black jeans and a graphic sweatshirt — cool, casual, and on-trend.

An ombré effect makes this chunky sweater extra eye-catching, while its length and thickness make it extra comfy. Let the soft colors pop by pairing it with dark colors. We love how black jeans up the contrast while white booties pull the look together and dress it up. Cozy yet refined, keep this outfit in your back pocket when you need to look polished in a pinch.

Sweats never looked so good! Your go-to comfy outfit gets an upgrade in this cozy-chic set you'll actually want to wear out. With a flattering fit and elastic waistband, you can easily dress these joggers up with a button-down and statement jacket, or rock them with a matching pullover and sneakers while running errands. Meanwhile, this pullover is perfect for layering, traveling, and even sleeping in.

Simple but certainly not basic, this pastel sweater is the definition of understated-chic. Three-quarter sleeves, puff shoulders, and ribbed detailing ensure it stands out from your other sweaters, and its light hue only makes it that much more elevated. Pair this piece with jeans for an off-duty look and wide-leg trousers or a pencil skirt for the office.