This week's UF Fashionista displays one of spring's hottest, most feminine trends — floral. With the weather in Gainesville always being hotter than most places in America, UF Fashionistas always put on their floral outfits earlier then other girls around the country. For a mild day, this UF Fashionista chose three key elements that make her outfit ultra fashionable — floral, high-waist hot pants and two-tone flats.
From the top, her floral jacket adds a touch of color and bold patterning to her look. The black lapel adds sophistication and elegance. For a similar look, try Urban Outfitter's relaxed open floral blazer by Kimchi Blue. If you want to dress trendier and add a touch of hipster flair to your outfit, try this ASOS denim western jacket in floral print. It's perfect when paired with solids, blacks or whites.
Hot pants: Rihanna made them famous, and this UF Fashionista shows us why. They simply look good on young women because they accent the smallest part of a girl — her waistline. To go with the Kimchi Blue floral blazer, try these March by Marc Jacobs polka-dot silk shorts. By combining two trends — floral and polka-dots — you're creating the ultimate fashionable outfit and looking sleek and sexy all at once. To go with the hipster denim floral jacket, leather is the way to go. It's grungy, tough and sexy. Try hot leather shorts that showcase zippers on the side to achieve this look.
For a durable, long-lasting pair of two-tone flats, I always go to Tory Burch as my brand of choice. These two-tone creme and white flats are sleek, chic and will add the perfect amount of sophistication to a floral jacket and shorts combination.
Finally, to top off the outfit, add a statement ring for another touch of color. This House of Harlow 1960 red sun cocktail ring is to die for. It's also versatile and will bring you much use from outfit to outfit.
Spotted: Marni, Dries Van Noten and Karen Walker all had floral inspiration in their spring 2012 runway shows.