I get it, the idea of florals in spring is not exactly groundbreaking but when you see designers like Anna Sui and Diane von Furstenberg successfully reinvent florals in their spring collections time and time again, maybe the trend doesn’t seem as passé as you assumed.
Regardless of the inevitability that floral prints will bloom into retailers this season, when you consider the creativity of the design process, there will doubtlessly be renditions of the trend that you haven’t seen before. There are endless amounts of shapes, colors and textiles that can bring a floral to fruition. For instance, red roses embroidered on a Dolce&Gabbana pencil skirt are romantic and elegant while the florals on a Karen Walker mini dress are playful and giddy.
As an advocate for florals at any time of the year, I could not help but take a photo of this Fashionista in her bell-sleeve floral dress. Her outfit was refreshingly bright among the many denim shirts and black pants I saw on campus that day. The deep blue pigment of the dress was beautifully offset by strokes of pink and tangerine petals forming the print of her dress. Her nude ballet flats balanced the bold color palette of her dress flawlessly.
Whether your style is hipster, classic or bold, there is bound to be something in the wonderful world of florals to match your aesthetic and make you feel great.
How To: Take on this semester with a floral bell sleeve dress. Even if the principle of florals for spring may not be so avant-garde, remember that having style is more valuable than following the latest trends. Although cliché, keeping the “less is more” principle in mind when balancing your floral print can save you from committing a fashion crime. So slip on neutral ballet flats to complete your ensemble.