Rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and amethyst are usually an easy way to add color to your cold-weather wardrobe, but the fall runways this season presented a novel styling idea: pastels with black. Whether it was a pretty pink dress paired with black tights and heels at Carven or a mint-green A-line skirt layered under a long black duffel coat at Chloé, the typically springtime hues felt winter-appropriate. Try tucking in a light blouse like Madewell’s lavender silk one or Reiss’s sky-blue version with your favorite pair of black trousers for the office. For chilly days, a snuggle-ready knit like ASOS’s mint-green V-neck or Zara’s pale-blue cowl neck would look great with a midi-length skirt and a stacked bootie. And should you want to invest in one conversation-starter piece, check out the surreal neckline on Vivetta’s top — comprised of two perfectly manicured hands. Click ahead to see these and more, all ready to be worn with any of the black pieces you surely have in your closet.