After a long, long, very long winter here in the Northeast, the grounds have finally thawed out and flowers have been sprouting out of the ground like crazy. Not only is everyone here obsessed with flowers from the gardens, but flowers on garments as well. As it has been a trend throughout the past few years in spring fashion, floral patterns are making their grandiose return yet again. Like in nature, floral clothes come in a variety of colors, shapes and patterns too. From big, colorful blossoms to vivid monochrome bouquets, the fashion world has seen it all when it comes to floral. This season, we’re experiencing a different take on the trend — small, intricate florals, commonly known as ditsy florals, are taking over.
I spotted such a pattern on this Fashionista, boldly donning an all-over ditsy floral dress. The subdued colors balance out the consistency of the all-over pattern, keeping it refreshing, and not too loud. By keeping her accessories simple, she is able to direct all focus to the pattern. See, I’m all for pattern play and mixing prints, but with all-over florals, it can be kind of tricky, so it’s best to stick to the basics. Small, tiny bracelets and beautiful strappy sandals accompany this Fashionista’s frock, perfect for a day on campus, running errands around town or even a sidewalk dinner on a summer night in New York City.
How To: Because floral is such a hip and accessible trend, it’s easy to channel your inner bohemian, albeit how small. You can find a variety of ditsy floral dresses at many stores, even ones with peter pan collars! Of course, if you want to take it down a notch, go for separates, like pairing an embroidered floral shirt with white jeans, or a muted floral skirt with a boldly colored button-down top. If you feel like really playing the fashion field, go for the floral jumpsuit – which is totally another trend by itself, by the way (double the trend, double the fashion street cred)! Don’t be afraid to rock the floral-inspired accessories too — freshly picked petal earrings and necklaces will make you feel like you’re at a garden party all the time. So don’t be afraid to be bold with your florals — who says flower power can’t come back?!