Spring Trend Alert: Florals & Brights
It’s still cold outside. Like parka and tuque wearing weather. Teardrop.
Staring lovingly into my dress closet, there are so many cute floral frocks waiting ever so patiently to be strolled around with gladiator sandals. I imagine, they must be sad in there. My heart bleeds for them. The stores are beginning to brighten up with painted tulip mini’s (a VERY underrated shape if I might add), fitted ruched sweetheart dresses and silky chiffon tunics. I am very excited for Spring. Are you?
What are the most striking takes on florals and brights?
Painted fabrics – There are a wonderful array of interpretations of floral that are more abstract like a Monet painting. I love the look in a romantic transparent blouse or in a ruffle skirt. To offset the pattern, wear with a solid colour found in the fabric of your floral print. For chill evenings, find a long cardigan in a bright or a soft pashmina to complete your look.
Mix & Match – Another way to update the hippie-dippy look of floral is to mix it with a stripe or other pattern. This can be tricky but when done well, very French Vogue!
Embellished floral - Beware of florals that can look flat or monotone – these are a bit too boring for my liking. Why not look for one with interesting patchwork design, perhaps a gilded trim and a dash of sequins (you know how I feel about sequins)?