Trend Story – Florals and Lace!
Two of the biggest trend stories of the S/S12 season have been bold statement prints and textured fabrics with reference in particular towards floral and lace. If you feel more like a shrinking violet when it comes to wearing bold prints check out online lookbooks and photo shoots, which serve as a great source for inspiration and style ideas on how to don this seasons hot trends. See below for some fabulous floral and lace inspired looks taken from current online collections.
A sheer floral blouse c/o Nordstrom’s dresses up denim making for the perfect vacation outfit – think sight-seeing or a beach bar lunch date! Style Key: Sheer florals make for a fabulous layer piece creating the perfect anchor for casual denim. Blouse $78 Tank $45 Shorts$98 Sandals $89 scarf $28
Many of us are wary of loud floral prints for fear of resembling our grandmothers curtains but J Crew shows how preppy style injects a youthful quality into a bold floral skirt. Style Key: A Chambray shirt will play down the loudest of prints while sneakers offer that laid back appeal. Skirt $138 Sneakers $68 Sunglasses $115
One of my favorite collaborations of the season has been that of DVF and Current/Elliott where cutting edge denim meets print sensibility. This collection has V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N written all over it! Style Key: Pair florals and prints while keeping accessories neutral and minimal.
Free People is the go-to for true bohemian style at great price points. Style Key: These lace pants with short-length lining lend themselves to a shot of tough denim. Maintain the boho vibe with gladiator style sandals and multi layers of beaded and textured cuffs. If the pants are a little youthful for your taste swap out for a lace maxi skirt. Perfect beachwear style! Lace Pants $98 Gladiators $189 Turquoise Cuff $380 Yellow Bangle $48
Nordstrom’s offers a plethora of designers and brands as well as inspiration for outfit options.Key: Juxtapose cream lace options with old school style to play down the romantic feel. Blouse $275 Shorts $134 (sale) DVF Sandals $855
Anthropologie shows bold pairings with color block and lace. Style Key: Cotton layers keep it simple by downplaying the lace. Platforms add a youthful edge. Tank $78 Skirt $148, Platforms $248 Clutch $88.