Dolce & Gabbana
If you read last Friday’s post, you know we’re looking forward to some fall layering (in time!) so why not continue the trend and look at some fashionable frocks that made a big impression on the runway this spring. Pretty floral prints aren’t just for summer – these beautiful designs are a great way to make a botanical statement as the weather cools. The dress and coat above would put a smile on our faces even in the dead of winter and the printed shearling below looks so cozy, doesn’t it?
Geometric floral shapes gives this pastel coat a modern feel…
while an embroidered muff is a must for an opulent outfit.
Even darker shades get a lift from floral patterns…
so why not go floral from head to toe!
Photos: D & G, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Tory, Dior and Valentino
Winter Garden Skirt
Taking a cue from the new Netflix sensation, we’re thinking of adding a bit of orange to our basically black (with shades of gray) wardrobe this fall… and not in the form of a prison jumpsuit! And by a bit, we really do mean a small amount as we tend to play it safe when it comes to fashion. But a tiny dose of orange does go a long way so a sensational skirt or chic clutch will do just fine…
Spotted Butterfly Scarf
Take It or Leaf It Belt
Perhaps we’ll just start with our toes and work our way up. Happy fashionable Friday the 13th to all!
Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Mary Katrantzou's Delightful Details
One of the cool things about having friends in the fashion industry (besides the free handbags which we get on occasion!) is learning about trends six months before the shows. And since our flowers are “couture for the home”, we always take into account what designers are buzzing about before we put a collection together. So while fall isn’t even on our doorstep, we’re looking at what spring 2012 has in store for us (at least according to Accessories magazine.)
Anya Hindmarch Clutch
Sweet Tart: the fresh face of royalty (yes, we mean you, Kate!) brings a modern twist to classics, and sassy accessories in candy-colored hues add a certain eccentric vibe to the mix.
Antonio Marras Scarf
Prairie Dust: a nature-lover with a Bohemian flair, this free-spirited galwears airy cottons and floral print chiffons and pairs them with hammered silver and stones from the earth.
Blydesign Liza Cuff
Classic Ease: an easy, breezy California style embodies this all-American girl next door and while she dresses with a certain minimalism (she likes to borrow from the boys!), she adds feminine touches like a gorgeous floral cuff.
Christian Dior Tropical Sandals
Tropical Traveler: this globe-trotter is attracted to tropical flora and fauna and isn’t afraid to wear splashes of color, especially citrus hues. Rio, here we come!
Matthew Williamson Clutch
Disco Diva: pull out your glitter, sequins and rhinestones and strut your stuff on the dance floor – this fun-loving star loves to attract attention with her bright and bold accessories and makes a statement wherever she goes.
Photos via The Coveted, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, Max & Chloe and Where Shoes Meet Fashion