STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Got Love For Prints? Jump On The Hottest Trend This Summer; Floral Prints!

Summer is finally here and that doesn't only mean perfect beach days, sunny skies, and reuniting with friends who went away for college, it also calls for new fashion trends. I’m sure most of you have noticed the arrival of brightly colored shirts, high-waisted jean shorts, cut off t-shirts, and most importantly clothing with floral prints. Lately, we have seen an abundance of clothing being carried in stores or being worn around campus that have these colorful and exciting floral prints on them, why we ask? Well this summer, clothing with floral prints is the “IT” trend of the season! Floral prints made its first appearance throughout retailers during the spring season and quickly became an instant hit, capturing the attention of fashionistas of all ages. That probably explains why this trend has crossed over to the Summer season and remains an extremely popular trend. 

Since almost every retailer and our favorite designer brands carry this eye-catching print in t-shirts, jeans, skirts, shorts, pants, bags, shoes and different accessories, there is something out there for everyone and prices also range.  Not only does this print come in different items, but they come in a wide range of colors, make it easy for us to wear them for any occasion. Floral prints come in neutral colors for a vintage and romantic feel (which seems to be an everlasting trend this year), dark colors for a classic look or to wear for a formal occasion, and bright colors to be worn anytime or for those of us who like to make bold statements. 

My featured Fashionista of the week, decided to pair a floral print jean skirt with a sheer light pink silk top along with a coral side bag for a pop of color. Since she did not want to take away from the the skirt or her bag, she kept it simple with her shoes and wore nude peep-toe pumps, keeping the look fashionable yet classy. I have seen this Fashionista walking around campus several times, and I must admit this is not the first time I have seen her wearing something with the popular floral print on it. When I asked why she liked floral print so much she said " Flowers are the perfect print for the Summer. They are bright and exciting and can be paired with almost anything. I am a huge fan of patterns, I like wearing them and then picking on particular color that pattern has and making it stand out. Other than stripes, floral prints have to be one of my favorite patterns to wear for during the day for class or to run errands and at night time for a night out with the girls."

So what is my advice to you my lovely fashionistas? If you do not have something with this trendy print on it yet, run out to your favorite store and pick up something, whether its cute tote bag for the beach or a dress for a girls night out, follow this Summers hottest trend that will keep you feeling fun and flirty!

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Floral Prints

While walking along the scenic streets of Lawrence, Kansas I spotted a Fashionista sporting one of the season’s most iconic trends: the romper. Although rompers are always in style, this Fashionista offsets her simple choice with a floral print that screams summertime. While picking basic seasonal pieces, you should be bold without choosing bold. It is the prints, ranging from animal to a unique floral motif on these years garments that make a floral romper a sensational summer staple. Seen in many designers’ collections this summer, the floral print has made its way from the runways to the sale racks. One designer that I believe explicates the floral ideal perfectly is Yumi Kim. Kim’s use of floral print transcends to most garments in her collection without seeming repetitive. Oversized sunglasses have been in style since the beginning of the millennium, but what keeps these shades on the shelves is the constant demand for different trends and detailing. This Fashionista rocks Valentino shades with a gold trim to keep her eyes protected and her fashionable integrity intact. In order to finalize this Fashionista’s engaging ensemble, she pairs a pair of black gladiator sandals with her matching bag. The shoes are from Nordstrom and can be worn in order to dress up, or dress down any seasonal look. This Fashionista traveled all over the globe to achieve her perfect summer style. While her romper is from a boutique in Arizona, her accompanying bag is originally from Italy. Perfect over the shoulder or draped over one, her look is complete. By pairing floral prints with over the top accessories, one is able to beat the heat and keep it chic this summer. With the heat index rising daily, us Fashionistas have to step our game up to stay cool as well as stylish. 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Floral Prints

As we are all still enduring winter weather, it’s nice to see someone who can brighten up the day with their outfit. Floral prints can be tricky – but when you find the perfect balance of print, colors, and style- it can really make your outfit stand out. My style advice this week focuses on florals as “popping pieces”. This Fashionista had a great find with her button-up floral top- as the length, colors, pattern all fell perfectly together. Belting the shirt made the over-sized shirt look just right. It’s almost as if she was accessorizing with floral! Love it! Try florals patterns in t-shirts and tanks and add layers. Perfect for the season and optimistic thinking. Try this great, simple floral piece!

Style On,

Carey

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