STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: In Full Bloom

Style Advice of the Week

In the last couple years, the floral trend has definitely made a comeback. First came the high-waisted floral skirts we were all crazy about in high school. Then came the advent of the floral printed pant two years ago, and here we are now with floral still making its way into fashion. Strutting down the runways of BCBGMAXAZRIA, Creatures of the Wind and Markus Lupfer — this pattern is blooming into action once again.

How is wearing floral now any different from when we wore it on the playground during our adolescent years? The key is exactly how you’re wearing it. Miniature floral prints are very characteristic of a younger crowd, but for a more fashion-forward take on this trend, opt for a print with bigger flowers, like this Fashionista. The bigger, the better! Another key component is choosing the right color palette. Steer clear of the typical pastels, and go for bolder, darker colors that make more of a pop. This Fashionista chose a dress with a bold print on a black background. This provides a much more attention-grabbing combination than your average pastel floral print.

This Fashionista toughened up the look with a jean jacket and some killer cut-out boots to offset the feminine floral print. Paired with some over-the-knee socks, she perfectly made this summer dress oh-so-appropriate for the spring season!

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