Like jewel tones beget colder weather, pastels beg for warmer days. And, while the weather may not yet be ready to move on, retailers have other plans. As winter clearance racks fill up, pastels, flowers and whites begin to take center stage on the retail floor, calling out to our pocket books. Maybe, just maybe, we call will away winter with the warm thought of tangy sherbet-colored designs on a sun-filled spring afternoon.