-West Coast Fashion Editor:
Spring 2018 is turning up the flower power in big and beautiful ways. Here at SLH our editors have been eyeing with anticipation for the 5 latest spring trends in florals.
These are the mother-of-all flower power prints and they are back in a big, big way. What makes a 60’s print? First, the colors tilt more towards sunset tones (think burnt orange, harvest yellows, avocado greens) with occasional splashes of dark fuchsia, rich pinks and persimmon reds all competing against a background of creamy whites. This pattern can get pretty busy, so our best recommendation is to keep your accessories streamlined, in a complementing color, so as not to overwhelm the palate.
Shop This Look : Vintage Lantern Sleeve Floral Print Midi Dress $64, Self-Portrait Floral Off-The-Shoulder Dress $389, Low Cut Maxi Beach Dress $21, Floral Bow Collar Midi Dress $98, Ruffle Print Dress $59
Soft Floral Prints
Take one part bright or soft shades and add a dash of breezy floating materials and you’ve got this year’s soft floral prints. Chiffon, silk and all airy fabrics in between make up this look, while deep necklines, sexy cutouts and long leg splits keep this romantic dream from getting too sugary.
Shop This Look : High Neck Fleur Garden Dress $108, MISA Los Angeles Split-Neck Floral Printed Cap Sleeve Dress $348, Long Sleeve Maxi Floral Dress $43, Parker Demi Floral Silk Wrap Dress $398, Floral Chiffon Flowy Maxi Dress $62
Mash Up Florals
For those who live boldly, this season’s mash up takes mixed bouquets of springtime prints and pieces them back together again, often in sharp angles and patchwork patterns that somehow – amazingly – create a creature much more than the sum of its parts. With so much going on, keep your jewelry bold and your accessories simple.
Shop This Look : Asymmetric Spaghetti Strap Printed Dress $25, Proenza Schouler Printed Dress with Ruffle Peplum $2,795, Alice + Olivia Moore V-neck Scarf Floral Silk Dress $550, Diane Von Furstenberg Kimono Wrap Dress $528, Saloni Nuri Long-Sleeve Floral Print Midi Dress $795
Nothing brings out our inner Anne of Green Gables like this season’s micro floral patterns. These sweet and petite pastel blooms are the perfect complement to semi-sheer and sheer fabrics. To keep the look from getting too costumey, play against type and wear it with chunky, earthy jewelry or go the other direction and add a tough moto jacket or bold, punchy booties.
Shop This Look : Palerme Dress by Roseanna $845, Rebecca Taylor Mixed Smocked Dress $280, Brock Collection Dean Floral Printed Cotton Dress $1,705, Flare Sleeve Tiny Floral Printed Country Dress $41, Anna Sui Printed Silk Dress with Velvet $387
Okay, so one could argue this one leans more print than floral, but for anyone who has seen this season’s collections of hibiscus and plumeria, tropical is really upping its game this season. What’s nice about this trend is that if bright or pastel isn’t your thing, this style is just as full of dark, earthy palm and Monstera leaves against rich brown or black backgrounds.
Shop This Look : Mandisa Dress by Samuji $350, Dolman Sleeve Bohemian Floral Dress $36, Bohemian Off The Shoulder Leaves Print Dress $40, Burberry Printed Silk Chiffon Dress $617, Tropical Print Spaghetti Strap Handkerchief Dress $14