With spring just around the corner, it's time to forget about the cold and start thinking warm thoughts. Floral prints are a perennial fave for a reason - after all, does anything scream spring quite like bright, happy blooms? I don't know about you but I'm so ready to get this garden party started. Read on for 12 fresh ways to wear flowers right now...
STYLING TIPS | If you've been living in your black parka all winter long, spring's beautiful embroidered tops will feel like a breath of fresh air. Keep the focus up top by pairing your shirt with a simple pair of selvedge jeans. Add a pair of shoulder-skimming statement earrings to go a little OTT, in a good way.
STYLING TIPS | Love your solids but feel stuck in a rut? A pair of fun floral kicks will freshen up any ensemble, from a little black dress with white floral sneakers to jeans and a black sweater with embroidered blossom mules.
STYLING TIPS | Why just exercise when you can EXTRAcise. As in extra-amazing leggings that will have people tripping on their treadmills, doing double-takes by the dumbbells, dropping their jaws all over the gym. I mean, these pants...these pants are pantastic. I don't know about you but with a pretty print like this, I'd fire my personal trainer and just get motivated by my awesome pants instead. Pretty good for $28, huh?
STYLING TIPS | Spring can throw all kinds of weather at us, making it extra tricky to dress every day. If floral heels just aren't possible (thanks a lot, snow) and a breezy floral dress still feels too breezy (thanks for nothing, cold), you can always count on a bright handbag to bring that spring feeling. I'm loving this floral mini backpack from Coach, which also comes in a satchel shape if that's more your style.
WE LOVE | Mini Campus Floral Backpack, $350, Coach
STYLING TIPS | Okay, it's official: you no longer have an excuse for your boring work wardrobe. This gorgeous floral blazer is the perfect antidote to those navy pants and striped sweaters you've been wearing on repeat. Try it with jeans and a tee on your off-duty days.
WE LOVE | Floral Blazer, $105, RW&CO.
STYLING TIPS | Fully floral pants or a flower-printed bomber can sometimes feel too, well, flowery - which is why embroidered jeans are so genius. A few little flowers here and a couple green sprouts there and suddenly, you've taken your look from winter straight to spring. This spring, wear your floral jeans with block heeled booties and a blue striped button-down or white sweatshirt, or try pairing a denim jacket over a little white dress or jumpsuit.
STYLING TIPS | Plain bandanas are soooo 2016. Get instantly up to date (for the price of a few lattes) by tying on a statement floral scarf instead - either around your neck, in your hair, or worn in place of a belt. Try pairing it with an all-black or black & white outfit to make your stunner of a scarf steal the show.
WE LOVE | Floral Scarf, $12, ALDO
STYLING TIPS | If bright colours just aren't your thing, it doesn't mean you're not invited to the garden party. Get your bloom on in black & white for a subtle take on the floral trend. We love this ruffled b&w blouse with its dainty little floral print that hints at the warm weather to come.
WE LOVE | Ruffled Floral Blouse, $34.99, H&M
STYLING TIPS | Matchy floral sets like this are not meant to be wasted. In a super fun outfit like this, it would be a constant partay - think epic brunches with your besties all day and tango lessons at night. Then, the next day, someone really rich would see you in this outfit and invite you to party on his yacht in St. Tropez for the weekend. Hmmm...looks like you're going to need some matching sunglasses, too. Oh wait, look....
STYLING TIPS | Riiiight? Can you imagine? You, on a yacht, in your matching outfit with your amaaazing matching sunglasses. I don't know about you but I am totally feeling this fantasy.
STYLING TIPS | If you love last year's chokers, you're going to die over all of the fun new versions coming into stores this spring. This flower-detailed choker is made for the woman who likes her garden with some edge. I imagine this beauty with a classic white shirt and faux leather joggers, but really, you could wear it with any of your black & white basics.
WE LOVE | Floral Choker, $12, ALDO
STYLING TIPS | Of course, this wouldn't be a complete post without talking about fresh spring dresses. While floral dresses might call to mind Laura from Little House on the Prairie, there are loads of fun ways to rock your floral frock this spring, from pretty and boho to edgy and modern. Pair your dress with a black moto bomber and boots for now and with block-heeled sandals and statement earrings once the warm weather arrives.