Things we love: Spring 2012 Essentials – florals

Welcome to part three of my Spring 2012 Essentials Series! Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Today’s essential = florals.

And I mean floral everything. Bright and bold floral prints are showing up on shirts, skirts, pants, jackets and even shoes this Spring. The designer inspiration for this essential comes to us from Dolce & Gabbana:

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I think these are so girly and Spring-y and delightfully retro. And while there’s no doubt the floral patterns are Betty Draper-esque, the clothes are cut in a modern way making the retro florals feel fresh and new.

And now, as Miranda Priestly so eloquently explained, what showed up on the runways has made its way down to the little people like you and me. How can you enjoy florals this Spring?

You can enjoy them on a dress:

Floral Dresses

You can enjoy them on a blazer:

Floral Blazers

You can enjoy them on a blouse:

Floral blousesOr you can enjoy them on a skirt:

Floral Skirts

Just, whatever you do…

I’m begging you…

For the love of God…

Don’t enjoy them all at once:

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So how can you enjoy them without looking like wallpaper? Stay tuned to my Spring 2012 Essentials series and I’ll show you how. *

*And that, kids, is called a tease. I knew that communications degree would pay off some day.

About Shea Brakefield

Lawyer for pay. Fashion crimefighter for free. View all posts by Shea Brakefield

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