STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: A Fresh Take on Florals

April 17th, 2015 at 2:10am

According to Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, florals for spring might not be exactly groundbreaking. However, artfully mixed prints with pops of color and the perfectly styled accessories might just cause you to change your mind. This Fashionista put together a flawless look that casts feminine, floral prints in a fashion-forward light.

A high-waisted skater skirt in complementary bright yellows, pinks and navy brings the entire ensemble to life. The larger-scale graphic makes the print even more striking and youthful. A slightly oversized striped T-shirt casually tucked in on top is flattering and casual—the thin stripes and neutral gray color keep the mixed patterns a more subtle statement. Nonetheless, juxtaposing a masculine, striped print with a girly pattern and silhouette allows the look to remain chic and eye-catching.

For rainy days, a vivid coral pink raincoat is thrown on top in order to ward off the drizzle. This Fashionista also added over-the-knee socks to give the look a little bit of flirty edge complemented with chunky-heeled, lace-up booties. A few stacked necklaces and bracelets complete the ensemble.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Amp up the cool factor of floral prints by making them a bit more bold. This can include incorporating other spring trends—such as pattern mixing—or extra bright colors. Embrace multiple trends at once in order to create looks that are the ultimate definition of ‘fashion-forward.’ Don’t forget to grab a chic raincoat! Functional and cute staples are necessities for unpredictable spring weather.”