ACCESSORIES REPORT: Flauntingly Floral

Accessories Report

I’m trying so hard to resist any “Devil Wears Prada” references in this post, but today we’re talking about florals for spring and how they may or may not be groundbreaking. Even though the idea of florals in apparel may be a little overdone for spring, we just can’t seem to get enough of it. Who doesn’t like cheerful flowers, right? But lately, to revamp the dried out trend, designers are finding more innovative ways to flaunt the floral.

Florals found on the spring 2014 runways are more artfully done, with crazy patterns, extreme close-ups, painterly expressions and hyper-realistic graphics. They are still the ever-prevalent florals we know and love, but have a little edge.

Today’s Fashionista took on the floral trend full-force. Her leggings are smattered with photo-realistic roses. While attempting to have such a large chunk of outfit taken up by such a loud trend is bold, she manages to work it with simplicity throughout the rest of her outfit. The pattern is toned down with a black base and hues of blue, purple and green. She accompanies the outfit with a solid blue shirt, a small charm necklace and a color-blocked low heel with a Mary Jane strap.

When shopping for florals, seek out designs that turn the pattern on its head. Find designs utilizing bold colors, photorealistic prints, 3-D aspects or altered patterns. This spring make your florals a little atypical.

Spotted: Elie Saab was all about reinventing florals in his spring 2014 couture line. The models wore elegant ball gowns with a smattering of tiny florals, appearing to have exploded on the fabric.

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