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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Flower Power

Go to any music festival and you will see a sea of flower crowns flooding the crowd. Although the trend has become increasingly popular in recent years, it actually has a deep-rooted origin in history. The detail has not always solely been a fashion accessory. In many places, the flower crown plays an important role in the culture.

In ancient Greece, men and women would wear floral wreaths upon their heads to honor their gods during special occasions. The ancient Chinese flower crown is traditionally worn during wedding ceremonies. Made of orange blossoms and bear fruit, the crowns symbolize fertility. Queen Victoria introduced the flower crown to the European fashion scene. She was inspired by the Chinese tradition and wore an orange blossom wreath on her head for her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. Being the Fashionista she is, the trend sparked interest and became a fashion staple across the pond. And who could forget the flower child movement? Flower crowns, in the US, are mostly commonly associated with the peace and love movement of the 1960s. This brings us to today. With spring just blossoming, we can expect to see a plethora of flower crowns in the upcoming season.

On one of the first days of spring, I spotted this Fashionista. The sun was shining and the weather was warm. She had caught the spring feels, and it was apparent. In a soft pink bandeau and high-waisted jeans she was dressed for the season. Playing off the pink in her shirt, she paired her spring look with an alluring flower crown. The assortment of flowers in the detail standout and make her look like a dainty, springtime fairy.

Whether you go big with large sunflowers or small with a string of baby’s breath, you are sure to turn heads with an exquisite flower crown.

How To: Try your hand at this accessory by personalizing it to fit your look this spring. Use flowers of different sizes and colors to add dimension and personality to the trend!