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Spring fashion trends full of florals

With floral prints sprouting up everywhere this spring, designers are sending a clear message to their customers: this bud’s for you.

Whether you’re a teen or a senior citizen, there’s definitely some way to incorporate the season’s ubiquitous blooms into your wardrobe. “Floral prints are inherently happy, classic and they make it feel like a brand new season,” says Adam Glassman, creative director of O the Oprah Magazine. “And while they used to be reserved for spring and summer, they’ve even crept in to fall,” he says underscoring the trend’s staying power.

Gia Ghezzi, Intermix fashion director, agrees, noting that flowers “have a way of popping up each spring, but they feel totally fresh this season. We’re seeing them in lace, embroidery and bold, splashy prints. But they’re still as wearable and versatile as ever.”

Bold blooms and blossoms are not a hard sell, says Danielle Merollo, the director of personal shopping at the Americana Manhasset.

“Everything is about flowers this season,” she says. “Floral prints transcend all designers and all price points. It’s all very girly, very flirty and a little romantic.”

While Merolla is a huge fan of the flowery movement, she notes that shoppers don’t “have to go out and buy a whole flowered wardrobe.” So how to incorporate the season’s garden-inspirations? “You can just buy a flowered bag, a necklace or even shoes. It puts out the message that you are fashionable and on trend,” says Merolla.

Blooms can go in many directions, says Ghezzi. “Pair a floral blouse with black leather shorts or cropped denim flares to try something edgy, or wear a lace floral dress with a pair of bold heels for a dressier occasion.”

As for the how-tos, Merollo cautions agains a complete outfit. Pick and choose, she suggests, while noting that even “women who run big companies can wear a flowered blouse, a gorgeous flower pin or floral scarf with their beautiful black suits.” Glassman says, “If you’re nervous about wearing a flowered print, try one on a darker ground,” for a more slimming look. And, he adds, “I always think a little goes a long way,” though he’s not adverse to mixing florals with polka dots or stripes.

"Never underestimate the power of the flower, says Glassman. “Florals can be verrrrry sexy." Correction: Gia Ghezzi's last name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.

Petal power

Go big or go home with this graphic
Photo Credit: Marimekko

Go big or go home with this graphic floral top, $275, by Marimekko; at the Marimekko flagship store in Manhattan and Us.marimekko.com

 

Hair pins

Want to keep your flower moment subtle? This
Photo Credit: Antfarm Photography

Want to keep your flower moment subtle? This Bella Fiore hair pin trio in champagne, pale blue and white opal crystals adds just a touch of springtime sparkle; $28 at chloeandisabel.com

A sweet tank

Your wardrobe will say “tanks a lot” with
Photo Credit: H & M

Your wardrobe will say “tanks a lot” with the addition of this fresh flowered tank top; $24.99 at select H & M stores and hm.com

 

Floral pants

Feminine and fresh, these spritely flowered pants are
Photo Credit: Rebecca Taylor

Feminine and fresh, these spritely flowered pants are slim at the waist and hip but feature a modern-looking cropped, wide leg; $450 by Rebecca Taylor at select Rebecca Taylor stores and rebeccataylor.com

 

Boho blooms

Boho meets blooms on this cute bell-sleeved dress;
Photo Credit: American Eagle Outfitters

Boho meets blooms on this cute bell-sleeved dress; $44.95 at select American Eagle Outfitters stores and ae.com

 

Coral drops

Coral drop floral earrings are simple and spare
Photo Credit: Bloomingdales

Coral drop floral earrings are simple and spare but long on style; $28 by AQUA at select Bloomingdale’s stores and bloomingdales.com

 

Coming up daisies

Go crazy for daisies with this daisy-printed cross
Photo Credit: Kate Spade

Go crazy for daisies with this daisy-printed cross body bag; $228 at select Kate Spade stores and katespade.com

A '70s vibe

It’s a flower-powered ‘70s flashback with this embroidered
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It’s a flower-powered ‘70s flashback with this embroidered collarless jacket boasting graphic flowers; $898 at select alice + olivia stores and aliceandolivia.com

 

Fab bells

Groovy gals will go wild for these fab
Photo Credit: alice and olivia

Groovy gals will go wild for these fab embroidered bell bottoms; $898 at select alice and olivia stores and aliceandolivia.com

 

A faux wrap

Moody abstract blooms and a touch of embellishment
Photo Credit: Simply Vera Vera Wang

Moody abstract blooms and a touch of embellishment make this faux wrap dress a day-to-night look; $34.80 by Simply Vera Vera Wang at select Kohl’s and kohls.com

Reese's flowers

Y'all will feel real purty in this romper
Photo Credit: Draper James

Y’all will feel real purty in this romper with oversized floral print from Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James collection inspired by the genteel south; $225 at draperjames.com

Stripes and orchids

Crisp nautical stripes and flirty graphic orchids work
Photo Credit: Talbot’s

Crisp nautical stripes with flirty graphic orchids work beautifully together on this swingy, pleated skirt; $89.50 at select Talbot’s stores and talbots.com

 

Temporary tats

The folks at Tattly Temporary Tattoos took the
Photo Credit: Tattly Temporary Tattoos

The folks at Tattly Temporary Tattoos took the whole floral trend quite literally with a set of eight temporary tattoos including blue hydrangea, pink and purple peonies, and roses. Designed by Lyon-based artist Vincent Jeannerot, who is known for his lush botanical water colors, the tattoos not only look beautiful, they smell like flowers, too. Perfumer Agilex Fragrances created an artful scent for the flowers with notes of poppy, yang ylang and poplar. Tattly’s “Perennial Set” sells for $18 and launches online April 19 at tattly.com

Sunny top

Bold, beautiful flowers pop on this sunny off-the-shoulder
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Bold, beautiful flowers pop on this sunny off-the-shoulder crepe top; $125 by Cooper & Ella at select Scoop stores and scoopnyc.com

 

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms will last all through the spring
Photo Credit: Lord & taylor

Cherry blossoms will last all through the spring and summer with this sweet, fluttery frock; $88 by Miss Selfridge at select Lord & Taylor stores and lordandtaylor.com

 

A bouquet from Coach

The classic saddle bag reimagined with a field
Photo Credit: Coach

The classic saddle bag reimagined with a field of die-cut, hand-applied leather blooms; $695 at select Coach stores and coach.com

 

Kitten heel

This crisp blue and white floral pattern on
Photo Credit: Lord & taylor

This crisp blue and white floral pattern on comfy kitten heels is an instant spring wardrobe update; $99 by Michael Michael Kors at select Lord & Taylor stores and lordandtaylor.com

 

Chiffon and embroidery

This dreamy sheer silk chiffon blouse features open-weave
Photo Credit: Intermix

This dreamy sheer silk chiffon blouse features open-weave embroidery and an asymmetric hem along with a stunning floral print; $475 by Zimmermann at select Intermix stores and intermixonline.com

Coral drops

Coral drop floral earrings are simple and spare
Photo Credit: Bloomingdales

Coral drop floral earrings are simple and spare but long on style; $28 by AQUA at select Bloomingdale’s stores and bloomingdales.com

 

A smashing shoe

Suede platform crisscross sandals are emblazoned with floral
Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

Suede platform crisscross sandals are emblazoned with floral embroidery--certainly no garden variety shoe; $595 by alice + olivia at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saksfifthavenue.com

 

Party petals

Be the life of the party in this
Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

Be the life of the party in this painterly flowered frock by Carmen Marc Valvo; $795 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com

 

Crisp shorts

Pair a solid top with sweet flowery shorts
Photo Credit: Ann Taylor

Pair a solid top with sweet flowery shorts for a put together springy look; $59.50 at select Ann Taylor stores and anntaylor.com

 

Sweet sandals

Put spring in your step with these leather
Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

Put spring in your step with these leather sandals in a vibrant floral print by Joie; $155 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com

 

DVF scarf

A bright and blooming scarf like this silk
Photo Credit: Bloomingdales

A bright and blooming scarf like this silk chiffon square is a sure way to add interest to any outfit; $158 by Diane von Furstenberg at select Bloomingdales and bloomingdales.com

 

Wild flower necklace

A bib necklace of wildflowers amps up even
Photo Credit: Baublebar

A bib necklace of wildflowers amps up even the plainest of look;, $68, at select Baublebar stores and baublebar.com

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