Floral prints are a no-brainer for Spring but as we head into Summer, these fun patterns are becoming more covetable. The cheerful prints dominated the Spring 2012 shows sending a bliss of color down the runways. From Prada to Mary Katrantzou to Jason Wu, designers created blazers, pants and dresses in an array of floral possibilities. Looks were paired with colors accentuating the flowers or in some cases, in monochrome fashion. Get inspired by the runway and add some floral in your wardrobe!
If you’re in the mood to make a statement, Sass and Bide’s Introduction Pants will do exactly that. The linen pants features a colorful oversized print with a black base. Let the pattern take charge and pair it with a simple white tee and modern metallic and white-heeled sandals.
With No. 21’s floral printed silk blouse, the possibilities are endless. The crew-neck silk tee boasts a single button keyhole on the back and short dolman sleeves. Style the top with a bright pair of cherry red pants by 10 Crosby Derek Lam or go chic-cool with a pair of J Brand boyfriend jeans and a leather jacket. Either way, complete the look with stunning crisscross suede platform sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti and Rebecca Minkoff’s staple Mini Mac bag.
Alice and Olivia’s Elyse botanic print blazer is more versatile than you can imagine. The classic style is updated with lively flowers on a white background for an airy feel. The chic jacket can be combined with sweet jumpers, flowing maxi dresses or a draped evening dresses. Think of the print blazer as a staple!
To incorporate a hint of blossoms in any outfit, Diane von Furstenberg’s Joss scarf in daisy dance red is an easy choice. The gauze scarf features a vintage print in red, purple, blue and white. Punch up an all black look with the accessory piece or combined it with more lighthearted patterns.
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Going boho chic, Free People’s cutoff shorts has a dose of vintage-inspired flowers. The shorts sport a heavily frayed hem giving it a well-worn appeal. Toss on an oversized cardigan or slouchy sweater for an effortless appeal. Step into a pair of neutral color platforms to make your legs look miles longer!
Who says office attire has to be boring? Infuse some Spring excitement into your look with Elizabeth and James’ floral print scuba skirt. In black and electric blue, this neoprene pencil skirt is sporty and stylish. Pair the piece with tuxedo blazer for the daytime meetings and switch to a leather jacket for more nighttime edge. Don’t hold back and go sky-high with Theyskens’ Theory’s Aki suede platform pumps to finish the look.
Always fashionable and on-trend, Thakoon is no stranger to prints. The designer’s cinch waist sleeveless dress boasts a fitted bodice and a feminine pleated skirt. Kick up the fun and go unexpected with a pair of croc booties to complete the outfit. Add on 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Pashli satchel in white for a summery note.
Replace your traditional black blazer this season with Camilla and Marc’s rhapsody botanical print blazer. Wear the piece in monochrome fashion with the matching cropped ankle pants or mix and match with shorts in pop colors including pink and green. Amp up the fun with Rebecca Minkoff’s ikat miniaudieres.