March 2, 2011

Steal the Spring Style for Less: Floral Print

Nothing says spring like floral prints. Floral prints were up and down the Spring 2011 runway and are poping up in editorials. One of the fantastic things about floral prints is that they never go out of style. Every woman ones a dress, a shirt, or shorts that have some floral print in it. Many of us have already started breaking out the floral prints in hope that spring will come faster.

This spring play around with your floral prints try floral on floral prints like D&G.

Or stick to the classic floral dress like from Edrem
Whatever style you perfer for this spring trend you can find it for less.

Outfits from left to right: 1. Topshop Nude Blossom Floral Print Sleeveless Dress:$60 -; River Island: $130 -; Debenhams White Topaz Medium Flap bag: $96 -; 2. Topshop Cupped Floral Dress by Wal G: $78 -; Payless: $30 Zoe&Zac Payless; Spring Shoes Cross Body Bag: $30; 3. River Island Cream Floral Shirt: $44 -; Madwell Silk Safari Shorts: $88 -; Jeffrey Campbell's Internship Interview Wedge:$142 -; Forever21 Date Night Leatherette bag:$21 -; 4. Old Navy Linen Moto Jacket:$35 -; FULL TILT Essentials Floral Womens Tank: $9.99 -; Delias Ditsy Demin Shorts: $35 -; Driven18 Peep Toe Wedge Booties BEIGE: Shoes: $50 -; Hurley Amp Bucket Bag Moonshadow: $60 -

If your looking for classic floral dress that is timeless try Topshop. They have a collection of floral print dresses in different colors and different prints and won't break the bank. The first to dress above are both Topshop dresses are priced no higher then $80. For a fun spring shoe pair up your spring floral dress with floral shoes like the River Island strappy sandal. This shoe is a little bit higher priced at $130 but still cheaper then high end designer and still getting a good quality shoe. If you are looking to spend less try the Zoe & Zack from Payless Ivy Strappy Back Zipper Sandal whick will only run you $30. This shoes is also perfect to take you from day to night along with your floral print dress. If you want to dress up your floral dress try pairing it up with a blazer. Blazers can help make any outfit more casual cool.
Like Erdem try pairing up your floral dress or top with floral shoes like in the 3rd from the left outfit. These floral shoes a little more expensive at the price of $148 but are the best quality wedge heels ever from Jeffrey Campbell. If you want a more inexpensive floral sandal try the Forever21 Floral Cone Heel for $22.80 or the Forever21 Floral Open Toe Floral Espadrilles. Floral shoes can tie together the whole floral look. Try pairing it up with a floral top so that you can break up the floral patterns with shorts. If you do darker color floral prints try and pair it up with a bright spring bag like the Forever21 Date Night Leatherette Bag (third from the left $21). Bright accessories will help show off your outfit and grab attention. Also it's spring so why not be bright and colorful?
This spring and play around with prints and try doubling up on prints. Try to do a floral print top paired with a floral print bottom. When pairing floral prints try and do two different sizes, one big and the other print smaller. This will help the overwhelming feeling of the floral print. Do either a different print shoe like D&G or do a solid color shoe. If your afraid of pairing up floral prints to break it up a bit try doing a jacket like the Old Navy linen moto jacket (last on the right $35). Also stick with a solid color bag, do a bag that sticks with the color of the print.
A new season brings new fashion trends for us to try. Mix it up this spring with the classic floral print. Play around with the print and see what works best on you. Stores like Forever21 and Topshop are great places to start looking for low budget spring trends to play with.
What do you guys think of the floral trend? Would you try the floral on floral look?
PS You might have noticed the new banner! It was created by my lovely cousin! She's the best :)

4 comments so far

  1. wow, love the flowers on it :))

    LOVE minnja

  2. oh I`m awaiting Spring to wear floral prints!

  3. God, this is a brilliant post, thank you so much for sharing this! I love florals when they are done in that sort of delicate, pretty, bordering on glamorous way (like Erdem), and this is a great guide to how to get the look without maxing out your credit card!

    Laura @

  4. I like your new banner! I've never thought about mixing 2 different florals together, but it looks great if it's done right like the runway picture!


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