The Perfect Winter Pick Me Up in Winter Pastels

Today I’m sharing with you a color combination I’m absolutely in love with — baby blue and powdery pink. Everything about this pairing is so elegant and feminine and the perfect winter pick-me-up. Similar to Pantone’s colors of the year (serenity and rose quartz) this light wash denim and pale pink sweater is such a lovely option to brighten up dull winter days. I definitely refuse to be stuck in all blacks or grays in the winter.

stylemissmolly_4405_blogstylemissmolly_4348_blogWhen I was younger I strictly followed the “rules” for fashion. I thought that pastels could only be worn in the spring time, and white had to stop being worn after Labor Day. It wasn’t until I started embracing that there are no rules to fashion that I felt much more myself to wear whatever color I find suitable all year long! Total game changer.



stylemissmolly_4496_blogTo me this sweater is winter layering at its finest. Short sleeve sweaters are fun to wear but not always practical to have bare arms in the middle of winter. My solution? Layer with a long sleeve white t-shirt underneath. If you don’t have one, get one! It’s definitely a closet essential. I have one in both crew neck and v-neck as well as in black too! You’d be surprised how many ways I can find to wear it.



stylemissmolly_4488_blogAnd these gloves? My husband calls them my Downton Abbey gloves, I call them my try not to get dirty gloves. Whatever you call them I find them ultra darling! I don’t know how, but I seem to find the cutest bows. I can’t live without them!


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Keep smiling!


What’s your favorite way to wear pastels in the winter?

Miss Molly
Miss Molly

I’m Molly! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. Avatar January 21, 2016 / 1:05 am

    I’m so in love with pastels colors! Baby blue, powdery pink and white!! Such a great outfit babe.

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you! I really love these colors together! Turns out they’re the colors of the year!

      🙂 Molly

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    Greta Hollar
    January 21, 2016 / 7:08 am

    For one thing YOU’RE STUNNING! Second, you look amazing in pastels, not everyone can pull this color palette off. Get it girl!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Greta, Thanks for making me smile! You are too sweet! I love pastels and they are fun to wear sometimes!

      🙂 Molly

  3. Avatar January 21, 2016 / 7:09 am

    I am also loving the pantones colors this year! Your combination is well done, that sweater is beautiful!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      So glad I’m not the only one loving these Pantone colors! Thank you!

      🙂 Molly

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Haha thanks! straight out of downton abbey!

      🙂 Molly

  4. Avatar January 21, 2016 / 7:46 am

    This shoot is perfect. One of my favorite outfits of yours!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Chelsea! I loved wearing this outfit!

      🙂 Molly

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    Autumn Dickens
    January 21, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Pastels are definitely having a moment and I love it. Your rose blush sweater is so nice and pairs great with your powder blue pants. Love the outfit!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks! They seriously are having a moment!

      🙂 Molly

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    Josette Marie Niyomwungere
    January 21, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Elegant and girly, what’s not to love <3 I prefer wearing colours during winter as well. Those gloves are simply too cute. Hope you're having a great day.

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Josette! Colors in the winter definitely brighten up an outfit Keep smiling!

      🙂 Molly

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    Kait Elizabeth
    January 21, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    You always look so gorgeous Molly! I’m loving the lighter colours for the winter this season. As for your gloves- they’re cute, your hubby is cute, and you’re cute! Hugs, Kait

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Aw thanks! You’re totally cute too! 😉

      🙂 Molly

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    Kylie Farnsworth
    January 21, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    SO cute!!!!! I love this combo too

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you Kylie! Pantone definitely got it right with these colors!

      🙂 Molly

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    Kara Schwieterman
    January 21, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Oh those gloves!! I love them!!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks Kara! I love these gloves so much! The bow is just too darling!

      🙂 Molly

  10. Avatar January 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Molly this entire look is beyond perfection, everything styled is right on point! And don’t even get me started on these AMAZING photos! Your husband is a pro. I’m so excited for the pantone colours of this year after seeing you style them! Have an awesome weekend:-)

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you! Have some more fun things planned with this awesome color combination. Stay tuned!

      🙂 Molly

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    January 21, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Molly! You’re super gorgeous! I literally LOVE everything about this look and the pastel colors are amazing for winter time! <3 Xo, Kyla

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you, Kyla! You are so sweet! I’m loving pastels too!

      🙂 Molly

  12. Avatar January 21, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Gorgeous look Molly! Love all pastels colors! Specially I love the pink color.
    Pumps in snow, you are for sure one risk takers! 🙂 🙂

    Rita |

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    Lauren Farrell
    January 22, 2016 / 6:22 am

    Perfect combination of colors for a lighter and airier winter color palette! So pretty and the snow is too perfect!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you beautiful. Being warm and stylish can definitely work!

      🙂 Molly

    • Molly Clifton January 22, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you! I’m loving these colors this season!

      🙂 Molly

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    January 22, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    You look so beautiful in these photos and you already know how much I love these colors!! Have a great weekend, girlfriend!

    • Molly Clifton January 22, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks! I already had worn this look before you even told me about Pantone’s colors! Too funny!

      🙂 Molly

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    Raysa Garcia
    January 22, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    So beautiful, Molly! In love with this outfit.
    Happy weekend gorgeous.
    Xox, Raysa

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you! I’m basically in love with ALL your outfits!

      🙂 Molly

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    Shell Peterson
    January 24, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    My goodness these soft colors are perfect! You look so elegant!
    xo, Shell

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks Shell! Pastels are too pretty to not wear in the winter!

      🙂 Molly

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    January 24, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Oh my goodness. I’m infatuated with this!!I would never think to pair a sweater with sleeves this length with gloves but I’m in love! Great idea.

    xx Belle

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      You are so kind! Glad you were inspired!

      🙂 Molly

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    January 25, 2016 / 6:51 am

    Love this look, Molly! Definitely one of my favorite ones for this season. The pastels are just so pretty on you!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you! Definitely one of my favorite outfits this season too!

      🙂 Molly

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you, Cara! That’s totally sweet of you to say!

      🙂 Molly

  19. Avatar January 25, 2016 / 7:30 am

    So gorgeous! I love the light color pallet against the (beautiful) snowy backdrop! And your gloves! So elegant!

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    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you Shannon! Pastels look so dreamy in the snow!

      🙂 Molly

  20. Avatar January 25, 2016 / 9:23 am

    So pretty!! Love Winter pastels! I’m also kind of obsessed with your white gloves!!!

    xo, Laura
    Have Need Want

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! You’re so sweet! These gloves are totally warm and chic. You need a pair like them!

      🙂 Molly

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    January 25, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    This post has such a magical feel to it. The colors and snowfall go so well together! You are stunning 🙂

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks Monika! The snow has the ability to make photos so dreamy! I love shooting in it!

      🙂 Molly

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    Casey Oakley Bennevault
    January 25, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Love your sweater! I need to branch out and wear some pastels this winter. I live in France and people definitely gravitate towards darker colors year round, but I might just have to break out my pastels this winter…..

    Casey (

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Casey! You definitely need to branch out and try new colors regardless of what others wear. That’s part of the fun of fashion anyway!

      🙂 Molly

  23. Avatar January 25, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Everything about this post is so insanely pretty, the outfit, your makeup, the snow!! So perfect!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Courtney! You’re too sweet! Have a great week!

      🙂 Molly

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    Nichole Darrelle
    January 25, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Such a pretty color combination! Been loving all of your snow pics!

    Fishbowl Fashion

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you Nichole! It’s been fun to escape to the mountains and shoot some fun winter looks!

      🙂 Molly

  25. Avatar January 25, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    the pastels are absolutely gorgeous against the snowy backdrop. so lovely!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you! I think the pastels fit right in with the snow!

      🙂 Molly

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    January 25, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    These pastels look so beautiful on you, especially with the gorgeous snowy background! Can’t wait to see you this weekend, hope your week is great!!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, Haley! I’m so excited to meet you and shoot some great colors with you and Julianna!

      🙂 Molly

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    Belle Vie A Deux
    January 26, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Love this whole outfit! I love that you are wearing pastels in the snow. it’s so soft and pretty!

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      No one said you couldn’t wear light colors in the snow so I’m going for it! Thank you!

      🙂 Molly

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    Katelyn Chef
    January 26, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    how perfect was the falling snow for your winter whites/pastels post–too sweet–Katelyn, The Yellow Spectacles

    • Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Katelyn, You’re so sweet – thank you for your kind words and thanks for stopping by!

      🙂 Molly

  29. Molly Clifton January 26, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Thanks Natasha! We definitely need to get rid of old fashion rules!

    🙂 Molly

  30. Avatar January 28, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    molly–i love those gloves on you! and that pink sweater on your is absolutely gorgeous, you’ve inspired me to try the pink and grey combo!! xoxo,

    janna |

    • Molly Clifton February 1, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Thank you Janna! I hope you try this lighter color combo and love it! It really is a beautiful combo!

      🙂 Molly

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