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How To Style Spring Florals As Worn By LA Fashion Bloggers

Renee Swanberg |
April 5, 2013 | 2:22 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

It’s that time of year again. The weather is warming up, fashionistas break out the neons, pastels, and, of course, the spring staple – a good floral print. Whether you’re looking for a girly complement to an everyday outfit or a bold color statement for something more chic, Neon Tommy shows you how to rock a floral this spring by looking at the experts themselves; the fashion bloggers of Los Angeles.

The key to wearing a busy print like a floral is to pair it with neutrals and keep the jewelry classy and simple. Many bloggers are diving into the white trend for spring, which goes well paired with floral, but there are plenty of ways to transition your winter wardrobe  and break your spring pieces out of your closet.

Bethany Struble and Aimee Song
Bethany Struble and Aimee Song
1.    Tops – white and rose prints
For a casual, comfortable look, pair a loose rose-print tee with jeans or high-waisted shorts and don some cute keds or flats, like Bethany Struble from Snakes Nest (full post here). 

For a more chic, out-on-the-town look, take inspiration from up-and-coming blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style and slip into a mini skirt. She wore a white-hot findersKEEPERS skirt, which could be paired with strappy sandals or heels (full post here). This Zara skort is similar to Aimee’s, and is popping up all over the popular outfit-sharing website Lookbook and many hot fashion blogs.

Liz Cherkasova (Late Afternoon) and Julie Sarinana (Sincerely Jules)
Liz Cherkasova (Late Afternoon) and Julie Sarinana (Sincerely Jules)

2.    Girly Shorts
On a warm spring day, floral shorts are easy to slip into to give your outfit a feminine boost. Again, they look great paired with white and other light, simple shades.

Throw on a thin and comfy muscle tank like Julie Sarinana in her look “Sea Joy” on Sincerely Jules for a cute beachy look. You can dress up a more tailored pair, like Liz Cherkasova, who looks well-dressed in a sharp white blazer, as seen on her blog Late Afternoon (full post here).

3.    Printed Pants

H&M Consciousness Collection (WhoWhatWear) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox)
H&M Consciousness Collection (WhoWhatWear) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox)
For some, a printed pant can seem daunting. Isn’t the pattern too busy? What do you wear with it? Again, pair it with neutrals – but the key to pulling off a print on so much fabric, especially in floral, is to stick to small patterns.

Stay fashionable and eco-friendly by choosing a pant from the H&M Conscious Collection as featured on the LA-based online magazine WhoWhatWear. This print is easy to wear not just because of the small pattern, but because the colors are subtle pastels; an easy palette to match with the rest of your spring wardrobe. 

If you’re feeling bolder, a colored pant with a larger yet sparse pattern, as worn by popular Native Fox blogger Jennifer Grace, may be for you.

4.    Dresses – standout prints

Analisa Nguyen (Rogue Fox) and Aimee Song (Song of Style)
Analisa Nguyen (Rogue Fox) and Aimee Song (Song of Style)
One of the most classic pieces of all for spring is the floral sundress – easy to throw on and dressable for every occasion. If you’re looking to shake things up, however, look to LA fashion bloggers who kick the classic sundress up a notch with big rose patterns.

Aimee Song makes a statement and wears her colorful dress with some very on-trend and flashy hologram flats (full post here). Analisa Nguyen of Rogue Fox, however, dresses down her loud skirt with a crocheted top, leather belt, and casual sunglasses in her look “Rose Garden”. Both bloggers balance their prints with denim jackets, an easy way to add neutral tones to an outfit.

Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) and Emily Schuman (Cupcakes and Cashmere)
Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) and Emily Schuman (Cupcakes and Cashmere)
5.    Bold Blazers
These choices are more for a bold statement than for everyday wear. Take inspiration from Jennifer Grace again in her look entitled “Flores” and style a bigger rose pattern with some black skinny jeans and classic pumps for a day out to lunch or dinner.

You can even take it a step further and incorporate the leather trend into your outfit with a skirt like Emily Schuman’s, which she has paired with her more tailored blazer as featured in the May outfiit lookbook on her well-known blog Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Whether you choose to dress it up or down, floral prints both big and small provide endless options for excitement in your wardrobe this spring.

Contact Staff Reporter Renee Swanberg here. Follow her on Twitter here.



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