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Spring’s Floral Fete

April 14, 2014

Florals for Spring isn’t a ground breaking notion.  But they are a tried and true closet staple that we relay on so much when the weather warms up.  They exude a feeling of fresh air and rebirth. They bring us out of the greys and blacks we counted on all winter long, by brighten up our attire and maybe our attitude; and no matter what your style is you should make room for them in your wardrobe.

Either re-imagined, reinvented, deconstructed or simply painted in unconventional colors, you can always count on the iconic pattern to being brought up-to-date. In spring 2014, the floral print acts in reassuring femininity, while teasing the more masculine influence. Spanning between the extremes, floral prints for spring 2014 go from super-subtle, to super-brassy, appearing modern while looking back at the nineties, clashing with other prints but always emerging as one perfectly polished conjunction.

How to wear delicate florals: opt for lightweight fabrics, ladylike silhouettes, and relaxed cuts. The most delicate of floral prints will be perfectly matched by sheer panels, feminine beauty looks, and layering of soft knits as the temperature drops.

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Marchesa silk off the shoulder floral dress found at Z Collection

How to wear vibrant florals: look out for bold prints in spring 2014′s key colors – the brighter the better. Cuts that have a daring touch are the ideal accompaniment: think plunging necklines, cinched in waists and thigh slits.

Talulah-Skirt
Posies Petal Skirt by Talulah found at Bardot

How to wear dark florals: sleek hair and sporty details are the surprise addition to dark florals, away from the usual romantic associations. This spring, try your deeply hued floral prints with easy sandals and minimal makeup.

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L’Agence Peony floral-print sheer-silk shirt from Aris on The Coast

Written by Leslie Christen

Leslie Christen is one of Southern California’s most sought-after personal stylists and the founder of the region’s leading independent styling company: Leslie Christen | LifeStyling. Leslie’s stylish and educational Web site, LeslieChristen.com , gives her audience inspiring tips and showcases cutting-edge trends and images on the latest in designer fashions. Leslie spent years as a personal stylist and costume designer in the fashion and entertainment industries, and is also a fashion contributor for several local publications. Her extensive experience in the fashion world has given her the talent to quickly assess strengths, minimize body challenges and authentically express her clients’ individuality.

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