Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Spring Fashion Trend - #2 Feminine Florals

Everything is coming up roses (and daisies and orchids and even daffodils) in 2012.  When the floral trend first appeared last year, I was like really?  Floral patterns, UGH!  It reminded me of Little House on the Prairie and I wasn't digging it....until recently.  As the trend has grown, more designers and lines are creating pieces that I actually like...A LOT!  From tops to dresses to accessories, floral prints are everywhere....even on shoes!  

The fab news is that you won't have to worry about looking for that perfect floral top or dress because the stores are making it easy on all of us...the prints will be everywhere!

Like I always say, keep it simple.  Pick one key item and work around it, add simple accessories like cute a pair of shoes, fun nail polish and minimal jewelry.  You don't want to look like The Secret Garden.

I put together two outfits below to give you an idea of what I am talking about. As always, they are affordable fashion suggestions and true fashion on a budget.  Remember, the bargains always show up at my doorstep.

The first is fancier & dressier. I call it "Jackie O." meets "Pretty Woman" meets "The Girl Next Door".  I love the boldness of the dress and the femininity of the accessories.  BTW, I found the dress on www.modcloth.com.  This website is a dream!  Everything on here is so cute, unique,  "boutique-y" looking and best of all AFFORDABLE

Now, are you ready for a "Because Shanna Said So" tip?  Target has almost the exact same shoes that I have featured below for $30.00. I saw them today and fell in LOVE.  I plan to go make my purchase this week!  I tried to find them online, but they aren't listed yet.

Feminine Floral

Retro vintage dress
$90 - modcloth.com

Steve Madden platform heels
$130 - heels.com

Forever21 clutch bag
$21 - forever21.com

Forever21 beaded flower ring
$3.80 - forever21.com

1928 pearl bangle
$14 - 1928.com

Forever21 faux pearl earrings
$1.50 - forever21.com

Forever21 floppy brim hat
$11 - forever21.com

Dorothy Perkins snake skin belt
$11 - dorothyperkins.com

This next creation shows how you can take two simple floral elements, a scarf & ring, and be current with the trend.  This is a relaxed, let's go shopping & have a margarita on the patio kind of look.  I bought this scarf at Forever 21 and it can be dressed up or down.  Also, you can see that I mixed stripes with the floral....it's okay and will be applauded when you overlap patterns.  
Floral Weekend Wear

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel cotton t shirt
£27 - matchesfashion.com

Skinny jeans
$24 - kohls.com

Glitter flat
$35 - modcloth.com

Forever21 zippered tote bag
$27 - forever21.com

Color craze gold bangle bracelet
$10 - jcpenney.com

Forever21 flower ring
$3.80 - forever21.com

Forever21 teardrop earrings
$4.80 - forever21.com

Forever21 floral scarve
$8.80 - forever21.com

Forever21 alligator belt
$2.80 - forever21.com

So, go out there and start planting your botanical garden because Spring is around the corner and Because Shanna Said So!

Here is an added bonus...extra floral inspirations that caught my hazel eyes.  Cheers!

Shanna Schneider


Style-Delights said...

Love the florals for spring! Can't wait for Spring to arrive:-) Beautiful outfit selection!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Thank you! I am ready for flowers! ;)

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love the first outfit! I actually saw heels just like those at Target yesterday. Following your blog now and can't wait to see more posts!


Anonymous said...

Hi Shanna! Loving your blog :) I just wanted to give a small word of caution to the ModCloth website... I have been buying things from them for a few years now and while I love most everything I buy, be sure and read the reviews for everything. The quality of some things is real hit and miss which makes for a great dress that doesn't make it through the first washing.

Because Shanna Said So said...

@Tracy, I am so happy you are enjoying my blog! Thanks for reading and for the heads-up on ModCloth. Good to know...but I do love everything on there!