ACCESSORIES REPORT: Flower Power

Accessories Report

As the spring season slowly dawns upon us over these next couple of months, you can bet you’ll be seeing more bright hues and bold patterns around campus. And though it’s refreshing to see new trends in colors and prints, one major staple always seems to grab our attention: florals. This Fashionista puts a fabulous twist on the classic look.

Now I don’t know if it’s its femininity or its classic charm, but florals always catch my eye. With all the different colors and patterns, you can’t really go wrong with a great floral print. What I love about this Fashionista is her refreshing twist on a usually dainty look. By blending soft florals against dark, harder pieces, she managed to create the perfect mix of girly and edgy.

What initially drew my attention to this Fashionista was her amazing blazer, which she found at a local Goodwill. Underneath, she wore a sheer magenta blouse with some amazing sequin details on the collar and cuffs, adding even more feminine appeal to the outfit. On the bottom, she wore some black floral tights with combat boots, giving some edge to her girly getup. Her adorable Betsey Johnson necklace was the perfect cherry on top. Talk about the ideal way to layer over a simple black tank and shorts!

I’m sure you Fashionistas already have some amazing prints hanging in your closet, but make sure you make room for florals if you haven’t already. Blazers are a great way to showcase this beautiful pattern and they’re so easy to wear. Here’s one by Ruche and another from one of my favorite shops, NASTY GAL. If you’re a minimalist and prefer simple looks, you can still accent your outfit with a little bit of floral. Check out this clutch by J.Crew, which would make the perfect statement piece. So what are you waiting for, Fashionistas? These accessories are officially in bloom.

Spotted: Etro and Erdem were just a couple of designers who featured florals in their spring 2013 ready-to-wear shows.

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