STYLE ADVICE: Ground Breaking Florals

I’m here today to tell Miranda Priestly (aka Meryl Streep in the Devil Wear’s Prada) that florals can be groundbreaking even for spring!

Since coming to FIT this past January, I’ve learned that many students wear all black and joke that it’s the unofficial school uniform. Outfits with color are harder to come by on a college campus in New York City. I spotted this Fashionista on campus with her gorgeous floral jacket! Of course florals during the spring and festival season are a typical pattern to see, but more commonly on dresses and skirts. This Fashionista’s jacket definitely has those Gucci vibes with floral patterns a major part of their latest collections. For those of us not on a Gucci budget (aka most college students), Forever21 has floral denim jackets. This look is super easy to recreate if you just want to purchase in store. Or if you’re feeling crafty floral patches can be a quick fix to spruce up a jacket you already own!

On this campus, sunnier and warmer days does not equate to brighter colors. Instead of focusing on vibrancy, I love how this Fashionista stuck to the unofficial all black dress code. This fashionista easily completed her look with silver and metallic details. One of my favorite trends this season were mules! Typically we see mules in plain black, but this Fashionista made her floral look edgier by adding metallic mules.

This Fashionista totally proves Miranda Priestly wrong. Florals don’t have to be cliche for spring. Floral denim is totally trending and can easily become a DIY project.