Floral Fashion for Spring
A veritable garden grows on a pair of simply cut cotton pants.
To buy: Alfani cotton-and-polyester top, $39, macys.com (available in yellow and pink). Karen Walker cotton pants, $360, Steven Alan, 212-219-3305. J.crew patent-leather belt, $29.50, jcrew.com. Tory Burch leather-and-raffia heels, $325, toryburch.com. Kara by Kara Ross agate-and-resin earrings, $190, kararossny.com for stores.
Not for Wallflowers
The print may be big and bright, but the forgiving (and adjustable) wrap design makes this silk dress flattering on virtually everyone.
To buy: Kate Spade New York dress, $395, katespade.com. Boutique 9 heels. Kenneth Jay Lane earrings.
Petal to the Metal
Spruce up a crewneck sweater or a plain sheath with this bouquet of brooch-inspired charms on a chunky chain.
To buy: Sequin gold-plated brass necklace with crystal and vintage resin, $148, 212-398-7363.
Not much of a girlie girl? Take a toned-down approach. This refined dress features an Impressionist-style print in a soft wash of colors and a not-so-prissy corsage made of tulle, ribbon, and beads.
To buy: Simply Vera Vera Wang polyester dress, $47, kohls.com. Bounkit earrings. Marlyn Schiff ring.
What to wear with a garden-party–perfect skirt? Go all out with a halter adorned with awesome blossoms, as shown here, or keep it classic with a low-key white button-down.
To buy: Ann Taylor Lyocell-and-polyester top, $88, anntaylor.com (available late April). CH Carolina Herrera silk skirt, $475, 212-744-2076. Cole Haan heels. Stephen Dweck ring.
What a fresh idea: a sundress that’s not skimpy. The A-line silhouette boasts a modest yet sexy neckline and cheery, nonclingy fabric.
To buy: Milly cotton dress, $375, Bergdorf Goodman, 800-558-1855. Tous earrings. Rachel Leigh ring.
Ring Around the Posy
Even the flower-averse can dip a toe (er, finger) into the trend by slipping on a single sprig to liven up any outfit.
To buy: Clockwise from top left: Kate Spade New York red and yellow silk rings, $55 each, katespade.com. Stephen Dweck ring of pearl and sterling silver, $490; and ring of mother-of-pearl, teal quartz, and sterling silver, $510: Bergdorf Goodman, 212-872-8651. Loft purple resin-and-metal ring, $16.50, loft.com (available mid-April). Fantasy Jewelry Box ring of 14-karat-gold plate, $44, fantasyjewelrybox.com. Sequin ring with light green Swarovski-crystal center, $68, 212-398-7363.
La Vie en Rose
Make your stems look nice and slim with the help of a full-skirted, retro-style dress.
To buy: Betsey Johnson stretch-cotton dress, $318, betseyjohnson.com (available late April). Bauble Bar bracelets.
On the Dark Side
The black-based palette means you can wear this daisy-fresh combo even when autumn leaves start to fall.
To buy: Kate Spade New York cashmere-blend sweater, $295, katespade.com. Strenesse Gabriele Strehle silk dress, $880, Pamela Robbins, 914-472-4033. R. J. Graziano earrings. Kenneth Jay Lane ring.