SPRING BLOOMS

Florals? for spring?...Groundbreaking!

Come spring, I can't help Miranda Priestley’s snarky remark from making it's way out of my mouth when faced with the traditional onslaught of floral print and pastel hues. Though an enduring fashion staple, florals have always seemed too cliché to me, which explains my age-old reticence to give in to the trend - call it floral fatigue, if you will. Yet, whilst dress shopping for an upcoming wedding, I became completely distracted and inexplicably drawn to the soft ruffles of this floral flouncy number from h&m's spring collection

Determined to give it a spin, I decided to put its versatility to the test by creating three different looks, all incorporating this flower print dress

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Denim dress up

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I cannot get enough of these jeans, wearing them time and again, even with a dress. Because not only does this combo provide some 90's edge, it also exponentially increases comfort and 'run-around-ability'. Try it, you'll love it! Add a fresh pair of sneakers for added cool. 

 

Suede Jacket : Topshop (similar here) - Jeans : h&m (similar here) - sneakers : zara (similar here)

Flounce and frill  

For this next look I wanted a more whimsical feminine feel and opted for a baby blue ruffle collar shirt, snake print sandals and nude socks (a first)! Best kept for spring's early days, when the urge to wear sandals is strong but the evenings are still chilly. 

Blouse : vintage - shoes : menudier x eram (similar here and here) - socks : h&m

Spring romance

For this last look, I couldn't resist adding a little drama with some rich contrasting hues and classic pumps. The darker marsala tone of the coat brings out the meadow flower motif of the dress and takes this dress from day to night. Play around with your bag hold and wrap the strap around your wrist for an instant accessory update. 

Coat : American Retro (similar here) - shoes : LOEIL - Bag : 3.1 Phillip Lim

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