GARDEN PARTY: spring florals

2011 spring florals

In case you hadn’t heard, floral prints scream springtime fashion. It’s a not-so-unknown seasonal secret that all designers, big and small, bank on from one year to the next.

In the 2011 D&G spring-summer collection, for example, the famed designers showcase a stunning assortment of dresses, rompers, and skirts that are straight out of a garden party. All those floral prints, embellishments, and accessories are an unmistakable reminder that spring fashions are in full bloom.

So in an ongoing effort to point you in the direction of current-day trends, we thought we’d list off a few of our own floral-inspired pieces so you can work them into your wardrobe this season.

1. The girly-girl mini. Complete with slit pockets and a ruched waistline, Dolce Vita’s Lilah skirt is the perfect little number to show off your legs as soon as the weather permits. Elongate those gorgeous gams with a pair of Nine West orange Helfire sandals, and you’ll be hot to trot.

2. The sweet summer dress. Slip into one of Mac & Jac’s signature floral-print designs: the Chloe dress. Feminine and easy to wear, this instant classic will be your go-to piece for cocktails and brunches alike. Accessorize this busy pattern with a solid-colored bag, like Bottega Veneta’s large white hobo.

3. The flashy leggings. Get your flirt on in a pair of sexy floral lace leggings by MeMoi. Unique, provocative, and most definitely eye-catching, these formfitting wonders look best when paired with a simple black tunic and some killer high-heeled black pumps.

4. The floral jewels. Delicate floral jewelry accessories will infuse your style with a hint of understated elegance. Add a sparkling Swarovski crystal brooch to a simple blazer, or adorn your outfit with a rhinestone flower earring and pendant set.

While there is nothing revolutionary about floral prints and accessories—they’re perhaps the season’s most predictable fashion staple—they represent a timeless theme that consistently makes a comeback year after year. So chances are whatever floral piece you invest in today will last you for decades to come.

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