STYLE GURU STYLE: Stop And Smell The Floral

Floral has been a trend for spring for as long as I can remember, and this spring is no exception. With melting snow and crisp, airy days, all I can think about is warmer weather and sunshine. Spring is my favorite time of year, because it’s when the earth feels like it’s coming back to life, or at least waking up, after an always too long winter. Leaves come back to the trees, birds chirp and flowers bloom. It’s beautiful, so why not wear that beauty in floral prints? Spring 2015 runway shows were blooming with florals and my favorite was from Céline. Sleek A-symmetrical hemlines and layered ensembles ruled their runway. Dresses had a minimalistic aesthetic with subtle ruffle and fringe detailing. The floral prints were mostly used on dresses throughout the collection and were bright in color. Some of the floral prints reflected the geometric vibe the garments reflected, while others contrasted it with a softer, watercolor effect.

I wanted to get a head start on this spring trend by rocking florals, even if the temperatures are too cold for real flowers to bloom. I found this bright floral bomber jacket at my local T.J.Maxx and couldn’t resist. It reminded me of the bright, bold florals from the Céline show, but had an urban edge that contradicted the typical girly style florals are styled with. I paired it with an all-black ensemble, because I felt it contrasted well with the bold colors and really makes them pop! To accent the gold zipper on my jacket I added a delicate gold necklace and simple cuff to match. I didn’t want any big accessories to take the spotlight off the fun print I wanted to emphasize.

By wearing floral on a jacket and pairing it with darker pieces, I made this classically spring trend work for the colder weather. When spring really does come, I can swap my black jeans for some shorts and my boots for some gold sandals while still having a killer look!

Get My Look: 1. A floral jacket perfect for a breezy spring day. 2. Delicate jewelry to accent your look. 3. Black skinny jeans (roll them to capris on warmer days!).