Flower Power: Springtime Prints on Trend

The floral trend always tends to bloom across spring runway collections, and is it really surprising? This year’s collections are no different, however unlike some previous seasons, designers have incorporated new ways to incorporate the print without looking like a garden from head-to-toe. The classic floral design usually includes elegant flowers to give off a romantic, feminine feel. This year, the Spring 2014 runways featured soft floral dresses, while some designers sported a bolder, edgier take on flowers.

(Via Vogue UK)
(Via Vogue UK)

One approach to the floral trend is graphic black and white floral patterns. Ralph Lauren features a ‘60s-inspired black and white floral pattern with the perfect mix of sophistication and spring florals. The printed skirt is paired with a simple black top to accentuate the details of the print. To avoid over-doing the flowers, go for a simple blazer in a soild color.

Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2014 collection showcased the ideal spring attire with both solid prints and florals. Look for dresses with floral designs further apart from one another. In this case, the florals are separated by the polkadot print of the dress.

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Floral bottoms are always a favorite for warmer weather, and the best way to wear them is to find a consistent floral pattern with larger prints which add a bolder pop of color. Pair them with a  loose blouse in a spring hue such as blush pink or coral, however a white blouse will keep the look sleek and refined. In order to keep the look casual, accessorize carefully; the pants should be the center of attention.

A floral blazer is likely one of the best springtime clothing items to splurge on this season, and a fresh way to add color and print to a standard outfit. Pair it with plain white bottoms and wedges or ballet flats of any hue.

Caroline Aghajanian is a contributing writer. Email her at bstyle@nyunews.com

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