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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Fabulous Florals

As spring rolls around every year, florals tend to be an annual fashion trend. To quote Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Now I understand that florals are often thought of as overdone or even matronly, however; I’d like to make the argument that florals can indeed be high fashion. When thinking of florals, fashion is often the last thing that comes to mind. This is in part due to the image of our grandmothers’ ancient, flowery dresses planted in the back of our minds. Still, pairing florals well can result in a chic, smart look. So, if you’re looking for a way to flourish your attire, try florals.

If you’re intimidated by floral patterns, start with something small. Try a pair of floral shorts or a floral crop top. If you’re feeling daring, try an entirely floral look. This Fashionista rocks the simple floral look. She pairs a black crop top with a bright, blossom skirt. She wears a pair of neutral sandals and minimal jewelry that direct focus to her vivacious skirt. She also rocks a bright pink lipstick that complements the colors in her outfit.

You can wear florals for daytime or nighttime. While florals are often bold and girly, they can also be dark and sharp. If bright prints don’t interest you, try looking for darker pieces in blue or even black. If you’re looking for inspiration, look to designers. From Dolce&Gabbana to Valentino, florals are leaving a blooming mark on the fashion world.

How to: Next time you’re putting an outfit together, try adding a floral piece to your look, whether that be a skirt or a fun pair of sandals. If you really want to commit to the look, try to base an entire outfit around a floral piece! Use complementary colors and maybe even prints.