Spring Preview: How To Prepare for The Floral Explosion

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Erdem - Spring 2012 RTW
Floral patterns make their appearance yearly, but this spring will add a new meaning to "floral explosion". With pastels, florals, and girly skirts making a big come back, its time to get prepared for the upcoming season whether you like it or not.

BCBG has a perfect spring dress that's both pastel and floral, and it's on sale! How could you beat that? This long, stunning dress is perfect for a special occasion or a very special luncheon. I appreciate this style because it's elegant and flattering without being too revealing. Join me and grab one of these dresses for the upcoming warmer season.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Erika Strapless Floral Print Gown

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Erika Strapless Floral Print Gown, $159.20 (was $398.00), at bcbg.com.

I am very particular with my floral designs, so on my off days I like wearing scarves that represent the newest trends. I like having different scarves for each season so I can incorporate them with any outfit. If you are wear solid pastels, then try wearing this floral taupe and purple scarf from Banana Republic.

Banana Republic Mary Tropical Floral Scarf

→ Buy the Banana Republic Mary Tropical Floral Scarf, $49.50, at bananarepublic.com.

Next up is a piece that has no flowers, but still reminds me of a cascading flower centerpiece at a wedding. I couldn't resist featuring this chunky crystal necklace that will look lovely on any plunging neckline. This beautifully feminine necklace will definitely take on the role of a floral necklace although it's just a bunch of bright colored crystals. Love it!

Aqua Crystal Chain Cluster Necklace

→ Buy the Aqua Crystal Chain Cluster Necklace, $47.60 (was $68.00), at bloomingdales.com.

I found this sexy embroidered daisy top from Free People that's absolutely perfect for warmer spring months. Although it is see-through, I think it would look great paired with a yellow tank underneath to make this flirty top stand out more. You could even wear this over a tank dress and use this top as a light cover up. Get creative and have fun in this delicate top.

Free People FP New Romantics Daisy Sequin Tank

→ Buy the Free People FP New Romantics Daisy Sequin Tank, $108.00, at freepeople.com.

Although I already mentioned a non-floral necklace that reminded me of cascading flowers, this next feature is a floral necklace that's bold and makes its presence known. I have this necklace and I absolutely adore it because it makes even the dullest outfit exciting.

Nakamol Design Beauty Queen Floral Bead Necklace

→ Buy the Nakamol Design Beauty Queen Floral Bead Necklace, $78.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

As usual, I found a favorite luxury item that takes my breath away. YSL seldom makes me uber excited but this Poppy 4-inch wedge is perfect for Spring. Pre-order this pair because it's going to be the hottest shoe around come spring.

Yves Saint Laurent Poppy Print Wedge Pump

→ Buy the Yves Saint Laurent Poppy Print Wedge Pump, $795.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.