By Sierra Jacobson
Photos by Katie Jacobs
What girl doesn’t love receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Imagine coming home everyday to a lovely display of peonies, daisies, poppies, or my personal favorite, ranunculas. Now, this season’s trend of floral prints and coral expressions can bring freshness to your closet, and a smile to your face.
Flowers are in bloom both in season and in style, so as you dress up your vases with blooming buds, don’t forget to tend to the garden of your dresser as well. When seeking out the perfect floral print keep in mind three things, size of the print, print placement, and color pairings.
You don’t want to leave the house looking like you stole your grandmother’s table linen to use as a tunic, so stick to larger prints to keep it modern and fashion forward.
Also, choose one area to highlight with a print, rather than dousing yourself in your favorite floral from head to toe. By choosing just one printed piece you will have a sophisticated, stylish ensemble with a hint of this secret garden inspired trend.
Lastly, pay close attention to the color pairings within the print, as well as in the accessories. You want to find pieces that speak to you, but don’t overwhelm your ensemble. Pink and orange, blue and yellow, and green and coral all make great pairings that are easily complemented by a natural colored heel or wedge. Let the print make the statement while keeping the accessories simple.
The Floral Pant:
Diane Von Furstenburg Platino Crackle Metallic shoes $265
Citizens of Humanity “Mandy” floral pant $189
Velvet “Selita” sweater $118
(Above all from Emmaline)
LAUREN Ralph Lauren button down $69.50 (available at Dillard’s)
The Floral Dress:
T Tahari “Salma” dress $158
Betmar pink/coral hat $38
(Above all from Dillard’s)
Though I am not one to claim an indubitable green thumb, and I often find that the petunias upon my balcony have notoriously fallen asleep, my floral printed dresses, skirts, and blouses are very much awake and ready to embrace the warmth of the May sun. That reminds me, I must remember to water those petunias….