MARCH ISSUE – Trend Focus: Floral Prints
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So excited to share with you our fifth issue! This month’s trend focuses on floral prints with a rustic garden as the backdrop. With Spring just around the corner (crossing fingers), we’re already thinking ahead and love the idea of printed blooms.
It’s always a no brainer when it comes to Spring, florals are always the go-to print. Check out the runway shows from Spring 2019 shows (see below photos from Vogue Runway) back in September. From ditsy to large scale motifs, design houses were showing them in sheer fabrics, black/white and multi-color.
To style the classic floral print, Cortney, Mary and I thought it would be fun and keep things casual by adding denim into the mix! (Hence the title: “GARDEN BLUES”) All styled uniquely to our own aesthetics, it all worked out pretty dang good.
When I think of flowers, I think of gardens. The perfect location to take gorgeous photos would be at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Unbeknownst to me, and the city girl that I am, suggested to take photos there during the month of February, when the perennials have not yet bloomed. . (Ugh, lesson learned!)
In fact, the photos turned out better than I thought. The rustic branches and mossy greens, made the floral prints stand out even more. So my inner intuition was right…ha!
Ok, let’s talk about the deets on the outfits!
I’m a sucker for pleated skirts, as you probably know. To honor the truth, I own six pairs and counting….. So when I saw this floral printed skirt from Aritzia, there’s nothing more feminine and flattering for women in all sizes. The colors are Spring appropriate, in an ivory ground with lavender and hints of yellow/green.
With just the floral skirt alone, it can look matronly. So I cranked the noise up and made it current by wearing a lavender sheer crop sweatshirt from Alo. With all the “athleisure” wear incorporated as a lifestyle rather than a trend, this was my take on keeping it casual. Layered underneath is the prettiest white floral bralette from Free People. Whoever said you can’t wear sheer crop tops over the age of 40, must’ve been out of their minds!
Dressing it down by throwing a straight cut medium wash denim jacket from Topshop over the mesh top for those nippy days. The ripped elbows on the sleeves were a cool “peek-a-boo” touch to this classic silhouette.
I wore the wrong shoes to the garden, that’s for sure! A pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos was definitely not the right choice, as we were walking in and out of dirt paths. On top of that, I wore white socks with it, which got all dirty. They would’ve worked better if I was going to bridal shower or a brunch date. Yes, I do make poor fashion choices sometimes!
GET THE LOOK:
On Cortney (the gorgeous lady on the right), is wearing poetic notes of florals from top to bottom. The understated, yet elevated style, includes a black and white ditsy flower print paired back with a shadow leaf print denim. The black blazer is the third piece that takes it from office to weekend. Her shiny new accessories in black and ivory complete the entire outfit!
Read full details of Cortney’s outfit on her post.
BOHEMIAN FLORAL QUEEN
No one rocks a faux fur chubby like Mary (the beauty on the left) does! Perfect for (still) the cold weather we have at PNW, she wears it over a pink/red floral printed shirt, tucked into a pair of wide leg denim. The proportions from head-to-toe screams perfection! Oh, can we say how much we love her white booties and mini olive green bag?
Read full details of Mary’s outfit on her post.
Thoughts on FLORAL PRINTS for the March Issue? Drop comments below. Would love to hear from ya!
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Photography by Jason Tang