The Modern Way to Wear Florals


A cool floral shot from Blame S/S '13 Campaign - photo courtesy Blame

The April showers came - oh did they ever - and with them, naturally, the flowers. Hooray! And while those darling buds of May are a joy to behold in our gardens, wearing them can be a little tricky.  I mean, you don't want to look like a teenager (unless you are a teenager, in which case, go on with your bad self), and you definitely don't want to look like a grandma, even if you are one.  The florals of Spring '13 are, as always, bright, cheery and fun but to make the most out of the season's best buds, it's all about how you wear 'em.  

I've put together 3 looks to show you how easy it is to pull off florals in a super modern way.  Whether you go for the bold with a bright mirror print frock or keep it subtle with a blue & white boyfriend shirt, you'll look positively Spring-y with the right floral print.

Happy May 1st to you! xx

P.S - For the 1st look, change up the handbag for grass green, bright yellow or even pink to reinvent the look over and over again. Oh, and that amazing Cleo dress? How Mary Katrantzou is that??



THE FLORAL SHIRT: Crossbody Bag, $59, Danier; Navy Trousers, $34.95, H&M; Preen x ALDO RISE Pump, $155, ALDO; Jocelyn Sweater, $119.50, Club Monaco; Floral Blouse, $39, Smart Set; Silver Necklace, $14.98, ALDO

THE FLORAL PANT: NYC Tee, $24.95, American Eagle Outfitters; Ray-Ban Shades, $189.95, Sunglass Hut; Botanical Skinny, $149.50, Club Monaco; Python Clutch, $45, RW&CO.; Ankle Strap Sandals, $89, Guess; Cropped French Terry Moto, $53.70, Aeropostale

THE FLORAL DRESS: Floral Dress, $60.20, Cleo; Silver Pumps, $34.98, Spring; Erickson Beamon Earrings, $139.50, Club Monaco; Denim Jacket, $34.95, H&M; Studded Foldover Clutch, $45, Le Château