When I think about florals I always remember this great scene from the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, where employees are suggesting Spring themes to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) who's response to one employee is, "florals for Spring, groundbreaking…" That being said, it's true that florals are a tired and go-to trend for Spring. Why not mix it up and make a great Winter Wonderland of floral prints. Yes, the weather outside may be frigid enough to kill any flowering life, but that doesn't mean your wardrobe has to hibernate as well! Sometimes it takes a certain kind of Fashionista, a bold one, to break with the old and try something new and unexpected.
Enter the Bold Fashionista. In a time when fashion becomes somber and muted (not to mention the winter skies too), a colorful frock is a perfect way to stand out in a crowd. This Fashionista is all about fun and personality and we can see it through her fashion choices. While at first glance her dress is Spring-esque, it's actually a Fall style. The long sleeves and lowered hem are all align with traditional Fall dresses and more suited for the cooler weather. Add a floral accented beret (note the earth tones and textures), vintage belt, grey knitted leggings, and a great pair of riding boots and you've got a look that mixes the brightest of Spring with the sophistication of Fall. And while these Fall accessories put the look into an autumnal setting, I can't ignore the Spring inspired jewelry she is wearing. Floral print and floral beret aren't enough? Check out her floral rings. The cohesion is great and there's a great diversity of different representations of florals. Props.
As I said before, floral prints are spring so you may have a hard time finding floral picks of your own. Here are my suggestions to bring some life into a drab Winter slump. The ease of this Kimchi Blue floral dress is amazing. I love the oversized fit and print–a great way to make a bold statement during the winter months. For boots I'm digging these Nine West riding boots; blocking is really neat! Dress your fingers with these two rings; one from Forever21 and the other from Bop Bijoux. Both work well within the floral theme, but bring different tones to an outfit.