Spring is almost here, and most of us can’t wait for it to finally start. Spring fashion is usually characterized by added liveliness, and, well... florals.
The first thing that pops in my head whenever I hear “spring florals” is the sarcastic look on Meryl Streep’s face as she plays Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada, and deflates her employee’s confidence by saying “Florals in the spring? Groundbreaking!” But there is a reason why florals return to our pattern-palette every year. They represent the renewal of nature, and along with it, of our lives and of our wardrobes.
While florals continue to be a spring staple, this year the print-palette is very wide, including graphic, animal, artistic and tribal prints. And while most of us still need coats and boots to keep us warm, prints represent an easy way to add some ‘spring’ to our wardrobe, as well as some youthful, fresh flair.
In these past few seasons prints popped up on the most unexpected pieces, and I love it! Instead of boring patterned blouses and scarves, the fashion world embraced patterned pants, blazers, shoes, bags, sweatshirts, sweatpants, cardigans, and many more. While these items could be more challenging to combine and pull off, the effort is worth it. Outfits are more unexpected, and they give us more freedom to express our personal style.
One of the pieces I love the most is the printed pant. It transitions well from late winter outfits into spring, and then to summer styles, as it can be worn equally well with boots and coats, as well as with sandals and strappy tops. Here are a few late-winter/spring outfits.
Another piece I cannot get enough of is the printed dress. It is a timeless spring staple that can be worn in casual, formal and professional settings equally well. And no one does gorgeous printed dresses better than one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Wendy Nguyen from http://www.wendyslookbook.com/.
I hope that this post inspired you to be a little more daring this spring, incorporating a little more color and print into your daily outfits. In the next few posts I will show you how I combine my favorite patterned garments.
Have a lovely week!