The sun is out, the iced tea is flowing, and you’ve started shaving your legs again (admit it, your razor hibernates over the winter) for shorts and skirts season. It’s springtime, and that means saying hello to florals, florals, florals!
In Melbourne, one of the biggest events of the year is the Spring Racing Carnival. Besides the horse racing itself, the main focus of the carnival is the fashion. Some days are even dedicated to what people wear, with competitions such as the Myer 2013 Fashions on the Field. So in short, it’s a great excuse for the lads to polish up in a suit and tie, and for the ladies to get dolled up and sport lovely headpieces.
This racing season, one of the big fascinator trends is flower crowns and headbands. Think big, bright floral headpieces that scream spring. But wearing flowers in your hair isn’t just limited to the races. After all, as an avid flower crown lover myself; I have flowers in my hair almost everyday!
Flowers can also just be an accent to your outfit rather than the statement piece. Take this Fashionista for example, who chose to wear a large rose in her hair as a sweet addition to her look. It’s a simple touch, but it adds something extra special to her outfit. If you love the look of flower crowns but would like an easy transition into the style, take a leaf (or a petal!) out of this Fashionista’s book and try wearing a clip-in flower or a small flower head wrap.
This Fashionista is proof as well that you can definitely rock a pretty flower headpiece with a casual outfit. Her sports luxe style top definitely oozes high street chic, and that flower still manages to hold its own to add a sweet and feminine touch to the colourful print.
I love that this Fashionista has worn her flower with a side braid too; it’s such a stylish way to keep your hair back! Plus braids are set to be a popular beauty trend for spring, so try wearing a flower with yours for a twist this season.
Spotted: Floral headpieces with one statement flower positioned on one side of the head were a gorgeously spring-appropriate highlight of Diane Von-Furstenberg’s spring ready-to-wear 2009 collection.