No spring without flowers

Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, hat by Tarnish
{ Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, boots by Steve Madden, bag by Deux Lux (UO), hat by Tarnish }

Floral prints are truly the hallmark of the Spring Fashion season. They bring a natural beauty and classic femininity into the city that will never go out of style.

Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart
{ Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, boots by Steve Madden, bag by Deux Lux (UO) }
Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, boots by Steve Madden
{ Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, boots by Steve Madden, bag by Deux Lux (UO) }

There’s nothing I love more than mixing contrasting elements in an outfit in unexpected ways. I wore my new favorite leggings under this sweet, button-up dress to brunch with Matthew this past Sunday at Jack n’ Jill’s. The faux leather vertical paneling brings a chic edge to any outfit.

Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, hat by Tarnish
{ Floral dress by BCBGeneration, Vegan leather leggings from FACTORY by Erik Hart, boots by Steve Madden, bag by Deux Lux (UO) }
House Rules Dress by Antipodium
{ House Rules Dress by Antipodium }

Today, I wanted to share some of the best floral pieces I’ve come across lately. This Antipodium “House Rules” dress (above) and this Elizabeth and James “Marissa” dress (below) are my favorite dresses so far this season.

The trick to this first dress is all in the construction. It is a tailored shirt-dress, with a flattering peplum and sea foam green color-blocking. Modeled (below on the left) by my favorite fashion blogger, Emily Schuman, this flowy frock has almost all my favorite feminine elements: ruffles, flutter sleeves, a high-low skirt, an open scoop neckline, a well-defined waist, and a surprising detail – check out how the straps change from front to back!

Floral Marissa Dress by Elizabeth and James, via Cupcakes and Cashmere
{ Floral Marissa Dress by Elizabeth and James, via Cupcakes and Cashmere and ShopBop.com }
Summer Fun Dress by Free People
{ Summer Fun Dress by Free People }
Shirt With Front Teardrop Opening by Zara
{ Shirt With Front Teardrop Opening by Zara }
Mix Print Bodycon from Free People
{ Mix Print Bodycon Dress from Free People }

From large, non-repetitive graphics to intricate tableaus, there is no end to the kinds of floral patterns you can find. This season is all about mixing prints – many I grew up thinking could never work together – so try a bold statement with pieces or outfits that combine different florals. Use color scheme and print scale to create edgy, aesthetically pleasing looks.

Sunlight-Through-The-Roses Dress by Tracy Reese, from BHLDN
{ Sunlight-Through-The-Roses Dress by Tracy Reese, from BHLDN }
Akebono Halter Dress by Girls from Savoy
{ Akebono Halter Dress by Girls from Savoy }
Pencil Skirt and The Skinny Second Skin Legging in Garden Party Denim by 7 For All Mankind
Pencil Skirt and The Skinny Second Skin Legging in Garden Party Denim by 7 For All Mankind

Rose & Gold Slip Dress by Meadow Rue
{ Rose & Gold Slip Dress by Meadow Rue }








About Alison

Artsy-nerdy, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Loving wife, baby sister. Uprooted Texan living in SoCal. Writer, shopper, photographer, reader, listener, drawer - loving the aesthetics and the depth in life.
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