Pret Reporteur: Blossoms in Bloom

March 19, 2012 • Magazine, Pret Reporteur

We’re in a floral frenzy, for real! Now while the idea of flowers in the spring time isn’t exactly novel, these pieces had jaws dropping and eyes popping; call it love at first petal’s touch. Join me now as we tour this season’s best garden in show: the “Garden of Fashion.” Oh, and did I mention these are flowers that will never wilt? That just makes them irresistible.

1. Christian Louboutin Volpi Poppi d’Orsay Pump, $995

What better way is there to say that you’re a lady with real fashion sense than with a pair of Louboutins? Definitely not! These classic peep-toe platform pumps provide 6 inches of confidence and glam with each click-clattering step you take. Its feminine floral print softly whispers, “Yeah, I’ve got style” to each passer-by who takes notice.

2. Jason Wu Floral-Print Jersey Shirt, $695

For those of you who want to stay on-trend but don’t exactly want to flutter around flowers like a butterfly, then Mr. Wu’s Floral Tee is just the piece you’re looking for. Its larger-sized, gray-scale flower graphic, set on ivory jersey, provides an almost industrial yet still very elegant vibe to any outfit. A very refreshing take on a traditional look.

3. Current/Elliot The Stiletto in Red Rose, $195

Roses are red, violets are blue. Colored denim is great, but not as fab as these floral pants will look on you! Now while red flags may have popped up when the phrase “floral-print denim” was said, the intricate detailing and soft hues on this piece creates an authentic vintage feel that’s nothing less than elegant and chic.

4. Bindya Petit Waterclor Floral Scarf, $145

It’s no lie: properly incorporating a fist full of flowers into your wardrobe is not as easy as it sounds. It requires time, strategy, and a proper eye… or perhaps just the perfect piece! Softly drape a colorful floral-print scarf like this one from Bindya over basics such as a dark denim and leather jacket combo to create a flirty feminine finishing touch; or channel Audrey Hepburn circa Roman Holiday by knotting it loosely around your neck while donning a classic silhouette dress.

5. Kate Spade New York ‘Carroll Gardens’ Bib Necklace, now $278

Was hide-and-seek your favorite game growing up? Well, the fun doesn’t have to stop just because you are an adult! Put a fashion-remix into the classic game by rocking Kate’s floral bib necklace. This never-ending accessory hides a garden in the most surprising place – around your neck! Onlookers will double-back at what they just saw and you’re sure to be the belle of the ball, no matter the event.

6. Christian Louboutin Eden Peony Satin Clutch, $1325

We started our garden tour with Louboutin so it seemed only appropriate to end there as well. The ruffled satin atop this clutch creates the illusion of a freshly picked bouquet of flowers on a spring day. Its golden chain off-sets the delicate visual, creating a perfect fusion of masculine and feminine.

—Laurie Espino


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