Welcome Spring with Floral Jewelry, Clothing, and More

By Erica Curran

After a long winter spent bundled up in bulky sweaters and puffy coats, the arrival of spring can seem like a big sigh of relief for your wardrobe. Nothing signals the change in season like packing up those winter clothes and replacing them with floral jewelry, gauzy dresses, and other warm-weather favorites. You can even add a few fresh pieces to the mix!

Springtime trends come and go, but you can always count on a healthy dose of punchy colors and pretty prints this time of year. Floral patterns in particular scream spring, whether worn on a jumpsuit or in the form of floral jewelry. The spring 2017 runways saw plenty of the trend.

Ready for some flower power of your own? Here are some tips for embracing botanical style in your wardrobe this season:

Choose Tiny Prints for a Subtle Spin

If you're just getting into the floral trend, smaller prints are a safe place to start. This timeless look can act almost as a neutral, depending on the color palette, and it pairs well with simple separates such as a white tank or a well-worn pair of jeans.

Go Bold with Head-to-Toe Florals

Inspired by the explosions of color you've seen on the runways? Channel that vibrant look with an equally loud ensemble made up of multiple floral pieces. Avoid looking too clownish by choosing pieces that complement each other. For instance, try a pair of wide-legged trousers in a big, bold pattern paired with a smaller print on top in the same color family. Finish it off with floral jewelry, such as pretty flower-inspired studs.

Add in Floral Accessories for an Extra Dose of Fun

Go beyond basics by wearing a floral-print bag, shoes, or scarf this season, either as a pop of springtime color or as part of a bold allover floral ensemble. Choose a neutral-colored print such as black and white to get the most wear out of your items.

Pair Florals with Stripes for an Unexpected Look

Florals can be tricky to mix with other patterns, but there is an exception: stripes. The stripes and floral look always looks fresh, whether you mix a classic boater tee with a full pansy-print skirt or striped shorts with a sunflower-print tank.

Keep It Simple with Floral Jewelry

Not ready to rock flirty florals somewhere formal, such as at the office or a conservative event? You can still embrace the springtime vibe by wearing floral jewelry. Choose a ring with a subtle petal-like pattern or a bright flower pendant to add a touch of romance and whimsy to your look, without going overboard.

Florals may be having a moment this season, but history has proven this trend never really goes away. Look for pieces that you really love, and they'll be your favorite things to wear every spring and summer for years to come.