I think the last time, I really, seriously had an affinity for florals I was probably seven, it was the 90s, and my favorite item in my closet was a pair of black floral biker shorts to be worn with my other uber-90s duds (jellies, anyone?). Yet florals are back in a big way this spring, and I couldn't be more on board with the bright, whimsical graphics be it a pair of cropped trousers, a button-down blouse, or a blazer. Here are some of my favorite ways to rock the floral trend...
POP OF NEON
a pair of classic d'orsay pumps...
a neon crossbody
a gold collar necklace
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." Georgia O'Keeffe
Spring has sprung! And with it, all the promise of warmer weather with pretty pastels in an array of easter-egg hues. A fresh reprieve from the high-voltage neons, pastels are a great way to welcome the season in shades from sky blue to spearmint, peach to pale peony. The S/S runways were filled with designers' take on the trend in coats, trousers, and dresses alike...
GIVENCHY by Riccardo Tisci S/S 12
VALENTINO S/S 12
MARNI S/S 12
VICTORIA BECKHAM S/S 12
MARNI S/S 12
LANVIN S/S 12
I love the chic femininity of pastel pieces, especially when worn in a monochromatic palette and accented with bold metallics such as a statement choker or a large cuff. Here are some of my favorite street style pastel looks that drove my inspiration for the trend:
LSD - NYC Sept. 2011
I love how Jessica (from tuula above), accents her head-to-toe mint ensemble with black leather to give her look a little bit of an edge. But for those less adventurous, try incorporating just one pastel piece into your look via a blazer, skinny denim, or a silky blouse. Below are some of my favorite pastel pieces and where to purchase them...