May 20th, 2015 at 2:10am

It’s no secret that I love a bit of floral, so when I lay my eyes on the alice + olivia spring ready-to-wear collection I fell instantly in love. From bright colors to neutrals, from fun and flirty to sophisticated and chic, this collection was the most beautiful contradiction I have ever seen. The mix of sophistication with girly and fun resonated with me since it is what I try to convey with my own personal style. I was inspired by this collection to recreate a look with a similar vibe but more appropriate to wear out and about.

This alice + olivia collection featured many varied looks, however, I noticed a trend of flowy, feminine pieces combined with more structured ones. I decided to go for a white halter top to mimic the more geometric side of the collection as well as the monochromatic color scheme found in many of the pieces. This collection exudes ’50s style with tea dresses, high-waisted and beaded pieces. I conveyed this classic femininity through a floral tea length skirt, which includes a similar color pattern and print to many pieces in this collection.

As for footwear, the alice + olivia line is full to the brim with high heels. I went with a pair of taupe heeled suede booties to make this look more practical for day-to-day. Lastly, I finished the look off with simple silver jewelry and my kate spade purse.

Having fun with floral is not something I do often. I find myself sticking with the same style formula, which can get a little boring sometimes. Mix up your floral pieces this spring, whether it be with different patterns, textures or styles, just always make sure that you’re having fun.

Get My Look: 1. A white halter. 2. A tea length skirt. 3. Heeled booties.