Spring 2018 Fashion: 4 Fresh Ways To Wear Florals

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Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. Flowers are, however, the perfect antidote to the doldrums of winter, so it makes sense designers look to them time and time again for inspiration. Compared to the darling direction we’ve seen in years past, though, this season’s florals are bold, bright, and dare we say, cool. When it comes to choosing a print, embrace the variety of colors and patterns—and if you’re feeling extra ambitious, pile them on as models did at Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Christopher Kane, and Louis Vuitton. Ahead, fresh ways to wear florals this spring.

Slip Dresses

Think floral slip dresses worn under a moto jacket for tomboy-chic vibes. Or, try layering a slip over a crisp white t-shirt. Finish the look with chunky sandals or sneakers.

Kenzo

Kenzo Ruffle Midi Slipdress ($760; nordstrom.com)

Slip Dress UO

UO Blooming Asymmetrical Hem Midi Dress ($89; urbanoutfitters.com)

Capture

ASOS Midi Slip Dress in Rose Floral Print ($32; asos.com)

Silk Trousers

Floral trousers are a must-have for spring. Style them with a silk camisole or crop top, a structured blazer, and strappy heels.

gucci pants

Gucci Floral-Printed Silk Trouser ($1,300; mytheresa.com)

zara1

Zara Floral Trousers ($50; zara.com)

plt

Pretty Little Thing Black Contrast Piping Floral Wide Leg Trousers ($30; prettylittlething.com)

Embellished Sheer

With carefully placed embroidery and the right styling, see-through fabrics like tulle and mesh are totally wearable. Still hesitant? Warm up to the idea of sheer by looking for a dress with a built-in slip.

Shein

Shein Flower Embroidered Mesh Top ($15; shein.com)

asos

ASOS Mesh Midi T-Shirt Dress With Embroidery ($79; asos.com)

tadashi

Tadashi Shoji Floral Embroidered Dress ($558; tadashishoji.com)

Retro Styles

When considering this throwback trend, look to the ‘60s and ‘70s for inspo. Go for abstract designs on vintage silhouettes, and pair the bold blooms with other loud patterns.

antrho

Farm Rio Calla Flared Pants ($148; anthropologie.com)

dvf

Diane Von Furstenberg Printed Wrap Midi Dress (285; net-a-porter.com)

modcloth

Whimsical Wildflowers Shift Dress in Daisy ($79; modcloth.com)