STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Garden State Of Mind

Style Advice of the Week

If there is one consistent vision of spring, it is fields and fields of flowers under a beautiful, blue sky. Likewise, in the world of fashion the spring season always brings new collections inspired by the new growth and full bloom. Understandably, one cannot have spring without flowers nor can one escape their inevitable introduction into any and all things fashion.

This Fashionista opened my eyes to a new take on the classic print: lace. Too often lace is criticized as being mundane or occasionally elderly. However, lace offers a subtle floral pattern, especially in a navy hue like this Fashionista’s dress. Cutouts are trending and this Fashionista did it right with her dress. Instead of bare skin, the lace overlay of the cutout keeps things interesting. Rather than a white cardigan, her denim jacket was a great addition to keep the look fun and preppy. To avoid a completely monotonous outfit, this Fashionista decided on nude-colored wedges to break up the blue. Nude heels look great with nearly any color and elongate the look of her legs. Her delicate key necklace adds a great touch of personalization and continues the motif found in the lace of her dress.

Though it is not a groundbreaking trend for spring 2014, floral print still has the amazing capability to liven up an outfit. Considering the numbingly cold winter we’ve experienced anything to lighten the mood is a-okay! Are you sick of the blossoming sundresses and blooming skinny jeans? Try the non-traditional approach to play with floral: accessorize with the print. Hats, bags, headbands or kicks are an easy and trendy way to show off your flower power. This spring, floral print come in an extremely wide variety of options. Dark florals combine all the greatness of the print with a color scheme that works well in a sporty ensemble. Floral suits channel the best of both worlds: strong masculinity and delicate femininity. Painted florals offer uniqueness, like wearing a work of art.

Whether you take the classic approach or opt for something a little more understated, floral is a wardrobe essential for spring and summer. Just remember, floral print is dominating. Keep the rest of your ensemble simple to hold attention in the right place.

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