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Monday, April 27th 2009

bring may flowers

04_27_09_dresses

Though floral prints might conjure up bad childhood memories of being forced to wear one too many floral frocks to family functions (yes, I’m looking at you, mom), in the right hands it can be modern, unique, and anything but saccharine. And since investment pieces with a twist seem to be just what fashionistas crave right now, what better asset to enhance your spring style portfolio than updated florals?

Pretty prints by Elizabeth and James and Myne are made fashion-forward with a bandage bodice and one-shoulder silhouette, respectively. Faded, old-fashioned florals reimagined for the modern boho (like this frock by A Common Thread and this one by Pencey) are perfection with a pair of suede booties or fringed Candela shoes. And blossoms can be an unexpectedly feminine counterpoint to edgy accessories: a Victorian Hippie chain necklace or some Made Her Think jewelry lends attitude to a simple tank and a floral skirt by Myne.

--Tonya

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