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ALL IN THE DETAILS: A Floral Occasion

Summer doesn’t always equate sunshine and warm temperatures. Luckily, this Fashionista is bringing some much needed summer inspiration to the streets. As Miranda Priestly said in The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” This Fashionista, however, throws the traditional concept of floral prints for spring and summer out the window. She steals the show in a color-coordinated ensemble that just about mirrors Pantone’s color outlook for summer 2015 with accessories that add a needed punch of sophistication.

This Fashionista wears a sleeveless top in a bold print, pairing it with a cargo jacket and perfectly faded skinny jeans. She aces the style scale by accessorizing with bright colored coordinating bracelets, a bold statement necklace and earrings in what else—floral and lace flats that just happen to perfectly match her necklace. She tops off her look with a few stylish pieces in coordinating gold finishes courtesy of Michael Kors (whom she tells me she has a major obsession with). This Fashionista scores major style points for reinterpreting the flower power trend and coordinating colors, patterns and textures without appearing too matchy—an impossible feat.

How To: Make a statement; go bold in a floral themed statement necklace! Pair it with a coordinating pair of earrings. Find a top in a bold print and match the various colors used in the top to a variety of bracelets. The key to imitating this outfit is making sure that all of the colors in your outfit coordinate to a certain degree. An important thing to remember about accessorizing an outfit is that it can be easy to overdo it. I always follow Coco Chanel’s fool-proof rule, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”