Sometimes it's not our favorite colors or an accent piece that leads to great design, but rather something completely unrelated — like a Spring bouquet! Using the beautiful hues from pastel florals, we created five color palettes to inspire. Whether you're looking to freshen up your living room or bedroom with a coat of paint or need a guide for your party's color scheme, use these hues as a starting point and as a reminder of the everyday inspiration found around you.
Spring is practically synonymous with florals — this time around, we're looking to seven stylish celebs to offer up fresh ways to work the pattern into our mix right now. It's as easy as swapping out your wintry denim and leather for garden-party-inspired pants or jeans, à la Jessica Alba, Jayma Mays, and Erin Heatherton. If you're more of a dress kind of girl, mimic Aubrey Plaza or Anne Hathaway's ensembles; or if you want just a hint of the pattern, turn to Elizabeth Olsen's colorful tee or Kate Bosworth's textured miniskirt to experiment in small doses. Whatever the day of the week — or the occasion — we've got the celebrity-approved styling inside. Get a zoomed-in view of seven Spring-ready outfits when you click on.
Florals are getting a modern revamp this season thanks to designers like Chanel, Chloé, and Dries van Noten, showcasing ultratextured renditions on their Spring '13 runways. Whether printed or embellished on tops, dresses, skirts, or trousers, we love how these new details add an extraluxe touch to just about any look. Try wearing a pair of dimensional printed floral trousers with sleek boots and a leather jacket for a new approach to cold-weather dressing; and come warmer weather, sport a pair of embellished floral trousers with an effortless silk tank and sandals. Any way you wear it, just remember to let your floral piece take the center of attention by pairing it with streamlined accompaniments. Like what you see? Just shop our editors' picks below to emote your own 3D floral effect.
To some people, feminine florals are an inherently springtime trend, but designers like Rag & Bone, Valentino, and Proenza Schouler all showed a bevy of bold flowered prints on their Fall runways — ushering in a new, unexpected look for the cold-weather months. Recently, we saw some always-stylish celebs getting in on the movement. Liv Tyler sported a sexy fitted Dolce & Gabbana dress artfully layered with black tights, a wool coat, and a sweep of punchy lipstick, while Anne Hathaway went for a ladylike vintage red velvet sheath and black pumps. Also stepping out in the dark, moody look was Rose Byrne, who got her floral fix in a wispy blouse tucked into a high-waisted skirt. We've styled up three outfits that incorporate Winter florals in a way that will have you rethinking your seasonal pattern rules. Click through to see and shop them now.
Miranda Kerr is known to turn heads in chic styles on and off the runway, and the model mom didn't disappoint working a floral-on-floral Isabel Marant ensemble in NYC. This isn't the first time we've spotted the fashionista in bold prints — check out her ikat Joie trousers — but we do love how she added an effortless touch via embellished sandals and a panama hat. Mimic this model-approved look by pairing a floral top — get her exact blouse in a darker hue on eBay ($254) — with matching floral shorts and t-strap sandals for a day of errands or tuck your top into a pair of floral skinny jeans and high-heeled sandals for a nighttime version.
Each Summer, we look forward to breaking out our best and brightest printed pieces — and none are more essential and exciting than florals. On this year's Spring runways, florals were given a dramatic jolt, resulting in bold, vibrant seasonal prints that look great on their own but work even better together. Lines like Altuzarra, J.Crew, and Mary Katrantzou showed off sleek pieces in all colors of the spectrum, bringing standard florals to an energetic new level. We've rounded up 10 gorgeous floral pieces that will more than fit into your warm-weather wardrobe and will have you feeling fresh and girlie for Summer. Click through to shop them all now.
Delicate vintage florals are a welcome blast from the past — and with the iterations we saw on the Spring 2012 runways from designers like Karen Walker, Lanvin, and J.Crew, we're feeling pretty good about rocking this '60s-cool print with some of our current pieces for a modern spin on an eternal classic. We've put together three looks that incorporate charming vintage floral patterns with updated pieces, perfect for wearing for work, play, and beyond. Click through to see and shop them now.
Florals are a Spring staple, but for the upcoming season, flowers are covering everything from jackets to pants! Spring 2012 runways, including Peter Som, Proenza Schouler, Erdem, and Alexander Wang showed off head-to-toe prints, inspiring us to try out this trend ourselves. So in today's episode of Currently Trending, we headed to Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills to show you how to rock bold florals right now! On Allison McNamara: Stella McCartney top, Hermès bracelet.
Solange Knowles is no shy girl when it comes to fashion, so it was totally fitting that she wore a thematically appropriate green floral suit by Flaminia Saccucci with nude Casadei pumps at the 2012 MoMA Party in the Garden benefit in NYC. While the floral-print trend has been blooming for seasons, Solange's bright green floral blazer and matching asymmetrical skirt makes us want to hone in on green floral pieces for Spring and Summer. If you're gutsy like Solange, then wear a green floral frock with a matching green floral blazer. To dabble more subtly, sport a green floral top with jeans or black leather shorts. Play around to find the perfect combination for you, and if you don't own any green floral pieces, then shop our favorites below to get started!