Spring is in full swing! The new season brings with it some simply delightful ways of wearing this year’s hottest trend. While you’re doing your best Miranda Priestly impression, florals for spring can be original, innovative and stylish not to mention they add a whole new dimension to any outfit.
Inner Biker Chick
No one’s saying that you need to wear a frilly lace blouse, floral skirt and cream pumps unless you want to look like your grandmother’s sofa. There are ways you can look beautiful, relaxed and feminine as well a retaining just a hint of edge. This look is perfect for if you live somewhere like Alberta, where the weather changes four times a day.
If you feel a little chilly or just want to add something a bit heavier to contrast with all those pastel prints, wearing leather, or a biker jacket tones down the sugary sweetness, so you don’t look like an eight-year-old delivering girl scout cookies to your neighbors. Pair it with some black, over knee or lace up ankle boots to give your outfit a tougher, street style vibe. If you’re heading to a concert, pop on some shades, let your hair dry naturally to create a drop dead gorgeous beach wave, and you’re ready to rock.
More Layers Than an Onion
What’s brilliant is that you can wear the same dress in a variety of different ways! Not only are you helping to save the planet by purchasing less clothing but you’ll also have many go-to looks for each item of clothing. Perfect for those days where you stand in front of the closet door without the foggiest about what to wear. If you’re into wearing layers, you can turn your dress into a skirt, by putting on a sweater or t-shirt creating a sportswear vibe. Or layer it under a hoodie for a sport-luxe look that’s bang on trend.
Don’t forget jewelry to give your outfit some much-needed texture; a fantastic option is a frost NYC chain or necklace paired with drop earrings and a metallic cuff. Feeling whimsical? Bring florals into your footwear by picking up a pair of daisy patterned doc martens, lacy flower pumps or floral converse sneakers to really make your outfit pop. Not sure if you want the dress to show or not? Buy a lace-up jacket or cardigan with mesh or sheer detailing.
Half and Half
Forget the dress and legging combo as this season it’s all about the skinny jean and skater dress. Think it sounds a little amateur hour? It’s a cute look that flatters most women, just make sure you tuck the front of your dress in so it doesn’t look you got dressed in the dark. Then pop on your strappiest mule to give you some extra height! Don’t worry, once the weather warms up a notch you’ll be able to go bare legged, but for now, denim is your best friend because you don’t want to catch a cold.