04 February 2010

roses and blossoms galore




Lustworthy Trend: Florals

I'm much too excited for spring to come around - out with the drab black winter clothes and bring on the flouncy dresses and cardigan sweaters! Spring is one of my favourite seasons for fashion because it allows you to still layer clothing on those chilly days, but not every outfit has to be accompanied with a large coat. And, with all the beautiful spring colours, how is it possible not to wear prints? That is one thing I adore - a good pattern. This year a big upcoming trend is florals - flowers are all over everything from boots to tights to dresses! Here's some inspiration for when the cherry blossoms begin to bloom and the air smells like freshly cut grass.. ahh, springtime.







 I absolutely love Whitney Port, I think she's a really down to earth girl with ridiculous fashion sense - especially when it comes to florals. For her spring collection she featured a beautiful dress paired with a great coral jacket - that's one of the beauty's of floral, is you can mix the soft fabric with a solid to give it some edge. Her designs are cute but sultry, which fits her own personality perfectly.




H&M has recently decided to release a new line called The Garden Collection, where every single piece of clothing is made from organic or recycled materials. I think this is so innovative and keeping with the big trend of eco-chic - and did I mention the look book is fabulous? I can't wait for this to hit stores in the spring. The blue dress paired with the beige jacket makes the deep colour pop ($30 and $50) while the lighter multicoloured tunic looks amazing with slouchy shorts ($15 and $25)




I did some searching and found amazing deals on floral accessories and outfits. This super cute tiered dress from wet seal is $25! I can just see it with a long navy grandpa sweater and white gladiator sandals. This peach blossom headband is $6 from Forever 21, and these adorable floral flats are Rocket Dog, commonly found in Sterling or Joneve ($35).




Now, if you're not ready to give up black just yet, here's the floral alernative! Perfect for going out and looking fancy, Urban Outfitters floral patterned tights ($14) complete with super cute flowered detailed pumps ($25) and a gorgeous black and white high waisted skirt ($6) both from Forever 21.






I decided to try out my new floral tunic from Costa Blanca ($25) at school on Tuesday! I paired it with a slouchy black vest, black tights and a black blazer (not pictured here) but brightened it up with my matching caramel beige boots and bag! I just couldn't give up the black yet... but I will soon!

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