Floral Prints for Spring 2013

Put a spring in your step and in your wardrobe with these floral-printed pieces 

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This season, floral prints are budding and they’re fabulous. Here are some of the loveliest styles coming into bloom

Floral prints are sprouting up on everything from jeans to skirts, to scarves, bags and other accessories, and even on shoes and jackets this season.

Add a splash of spring to your ensemble with a floral printed piece, but wear it with a little caution: choose only one or two floral items per outfit, and break them up to avoid layering floral on floral. Overdo it, and your get-up might match your grandmother’s upholstery.

Click through for a handpicked bouquet of wardrobe inspiration.

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Blossoming Blouses

Show off the spirit of spring in a pretty floral blouse worn on its own or under a light jacket or cardigan.

Look for a top you can adapt to any ensemble, like this floral print sleeveless button-down ($29) from Jacob.

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Dainty Dresses

With warmer weather just around the corner, get ready to bare your legs in a flirty summer dress.

You’ll feel oh so pretty in a floral printed dress like the flattering T. Babaton Blythe Dress ($145) from Aritzia.

Splendid Skirts

Allow for more outfit variation with a floral-printed skirt that can be dressed up or down, or even worn against other patterns like stripes.

Look for something comfy and versatile, like the bright, frilly La Festa Pencil Skirt ($148) by Moulinette Soeurs at Anthropologie.

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Silky Shorts

Short suits are in this season – you can opt for a matching short and blazer set, but there’s no rule that says you can’t mix and match colours and patterns.

Wear a solid-coloured blouse or blazer with a pair of floral shorts, like these multi flower print shorts ($60) from DKNY.

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Jubilant Jeans

Skinny jeans are available in a variety of bright colours and wild patterns this season, so it’s no surprise that floral printed jeans have gained popularity as well.

The Sophia Tropical jeans ($79) from Plenty are printed with pretty pink orchids, orange plumeria, and green palm leaves for a Hawaiian-inspired look.

Showy Shoes

Footwear that matches the season will put a spring in your step. Dress your tootsies in a floral printed shoe that really stands out.

Go for a versatile heel that you can wear to work or out on the town, like Prodigy in floral ($139) by Fluevog; or try something more casual but flirty like the Emmie Ballet Flats($50) from Lucky Brand.

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Blooming Bags

If it’s time to replace your old handbag or at least tuck it away for the season, why not go for something bold?

Have fun with a vibrant floral-patterned handbag, like this one by Jessica McClintock ($75) available at Browns.

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Sensational Scarves

Keep warm in the crisp morning air or shield yourself from the wind on a blustery afternoon with a stylish scarf.

This all season wool gauze scarf by Distinkt NY ($89), available at Body Politic, is perfect for spring – warm yet lightweight with a delicate tulip print.

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Joyful Jackets

Make a statement by topping off your outfit with a fun floral jacket, and keep warm on cool days in style.

This floral leather jacket ($398) from Guess is feminine with its pastel print and soft suede finish, but edgy with its funky moto design.