50 Pretty Pastel Pieces Under $50
From mint green at Marc Jacobs, to Karl Lagerfeld's ocean-inspired collection for Chanel, pastel is the thing for spring. Luckily, you don't need to spend your entire shopping budget to try the super feminine trend. There are already plenty of lower-priced options available. Click through the slideshow below to shop 50 of our favorites, all under $50.
The softer side of denim cut offs.
Dewy sage is a refreshing contrast to the severe hardware.
Tuck it in a sequined pencil skirt now, wear it with lacy hotpants in August.
A feminine twist on a hipster classic.
The delicate color is wonderfully unexpected on a chunky menswear watch.
Wear 'em with a high ponytail for milkshakes at the diner. (But instead of a poodle skirt, go for skimpy hotpants!)
No tea parties on your calender? This works for weddings, baby showers and brunch dates, too.
Goes with everything from torn up cut-offs to silk midi skirts.
It's time to trade those black stovepipes for something a little lighter.
Just the right weight for a jacketless spring stroll.
What T-shirt lovers wears to work.
A Grecian goddess shape in an equally ethereal color.
The design looks sort of '70s, but the color scheme is completely 2012.
Pair these teeny ice blue heart studs with something androgynous, like a striped polo or boyish brogues.
Classic shape, fun color—you can't go wrong!
Nothing says spring like a squeaky clean pair of lilac Keds.
Layer it under wispy knits during those tricky transitional months.
Channel your inner "Pink Lady" à la Grease and wear it with a black leather bomber and white lace-up sneakers.
Completes all those Gatsby-inspired Deco looks you've been craving lately.
Tuck this soft, airy top into sparkly pencil skirts and sequined mini shorts.
For those who can't give up their neutral-hued wardrobe. (Baby steps.)
You'll layer it under EVERYTHING.
Buy it for steamy July afternoons, but wear it now with cobalt cropped pants and a faded denim jacket.
For Sunday mornings spent readomg the Times and drinking coffee. (Or...eating Captain Crunch and watching Real Housewives—cause yeah, we do that too.)
Why suffer in pumps when you can wear these with your sundresses?
A little bit Big Love, but in an awesome way.
Adds complete coverage to a semi-sheer blouse.
Pack up your chunky wool scarves for the year and starting wearing this instead.
The type of ladylike, elegant shoe we associate with classic fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O.
Thanks to Marc Jacobs, the mint green sweatshirt is a must this season.
A flattering cut and color to last you through several months of three day weekends and pool side parties.
You already own white and black...why not give this mint blazer a test run?
Dusty rose looks rustic and cool in pebbly leather with a shiny silver buckle.
A tad more refined than wearing canvas kicks, but just as comfortable.
Don't let the volume freak you out—it's totally manageable with cropped skinnies and a patent leather pump. (Preferably in a bright neon shade.)
Keep this—with a basic black or white bikini and a pair of oversized aviators—in your beach bag all summer.
Mix and match with your selection of friendship bracelets from last year's "arm party" craze.
Pair with a completely white or floral-covered suit for a fresh take on power dressing.
Drape over fluffy crinoline for the full princess effect.
Let them peek above suede ankle booties to show off the cute color-blocking.
The demure color balances such a sexy shape.
It looks like these sparklers were made from exotic sea glass and precious gems.
Fancier than a cotton shell but cozier than a button-down.
A solid sheath in coral or navy will make these butter yellow espadrilles 9-to-5 appropriate.
The playful polka dots give this a slightly vintage vibe.
Hard enameled bangles look a little more refined; stack lots of them for a luxe, resort-y look.
Can't you picture Kate Bosworth wearing these with some amazing sweater she found at the flea market?
A rare pair of pants that works on weekends and at the office.
Throw these on with a a cable knit crew and Chuck Taylors for all you neighborhood errands.
Looks surprisingly dressy under a slim white blazer.
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