Thursday, June 25, 2009

{reader request} help with florals...

Hi SUILTSOY,
Question/comment/concern…
I heart floral. So much. But every time I turn to purchase a floral print dress, top, etc- they are SO expensive! What is that all about? I did find one goodie at Zara, duh, but it really wasn’t that cheap. Ahhhh.
I mean, I don’t have any plans of pairing my floral gear with socks and Birkenstocks (see Chloe Sevigny at Coachella) but I just want to fun prints to float around the summer with. HELP!
Xoxo
Your floral lovin friend
Dear F.L.F,
I too, love a good floral. This trend is everywhere for spring and summer, and you're right, some of the best pieces are just too expensive. And as for Miss Sevigny and her stocks & socks combo, it's like Dolly Parton says: It costs a lot to look this cheap. So maybe, by spending less, you'll look classier? Why not.

This Kimchi Blue Fan Pleat Floral Dress is $58.00 at Urban Outfitters. I love the color scheme and of course, the pockets. I could see you out at night in this little number with just your phone, ID & a little cash in your pockets; paired with some brown chunky-heeled sandals; then wearing it again the next morning with a slouchy grey cardigan to a gossip-filled brunch with your girlfriends.

This Exposed Zipper Floral Skirt is just $14.80, and this Floral Swing Skirt is only $17.80, both at Forever 21. Such a deal! The first covers two trends in one. I would wear either one with a tucked-in white or black fitted t-shirt or leotard (much like how they styled it) for lunch with friends, or add a blazer over it and wear it to work with flats. Depending on what you wear it with, a statement skirt becomes perfect for many different occasions. Tuck in a tank top and add gold jewelry and heels - and it's just right for a night out.

I hate to admit it, but American Eagle has really stepped up their game for the older crowd. This Flirty Floral Dress looks like it has an easy fit, and I love the ruffled layers. Bonus, its only $44.50 at American Eagle.

This little SAM & MAX Button Front Top definitely embodies the light and airy feel you're looking for. I think it's ideal to pair with jorts and sandals for a music festival or with skinny jeans and a bold clutch for your next hot date. This one is $15.99 at Tilly's.
Here's a few more ways to infuse a little floral into your summer wardrobe...


1 comment:

  1. target actually has some GREAT floral dresses. wore one to a wedding last weekend. big hit and it was only $25 :)

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