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Floral and the Faun May 15, 2010

Filed under: Florals,Jewellery,Style,Trends — salvo.sabrina @ 11:13 am

Ok fellow fashionistas, I started a blog and now I have to commit to making it great. It’s been a while since my first post.. but I’m back, and I just spent a decent amount of money this past weekend at Zara on some new summer clothes. Florals are everywhere, and the variety of patterns that you can indulge yourself in is almost overwhelming. In my opinion, there is no better way to feel pretty and joyous in the summertime. I have to admit that although I do not consider myself a girly girl, florals are probably my favorite clothing patterns.

Although some of us have figured out the best ways to mix and match patterns to look as fashion-forward and trend-setting as possible, others still cringe at the idea of wearing patterns that we may have seen our grandparents sporting back in the day. If you feel granny-like wearing floral patterns, remember that there are many ways to freshen up this look. Accessories and different fits are the greatest ways to maximize swag and sexiness when wearing such items.

The easiest way to pull off this look is with accessories. If you want to try out some flower power and keep the look low key, try wearing a simple outfit and adding a pop of colour with a fun scarf or hair accessory. I posted my top pics in terms of accessories, but visit ALDO ACCESSORIES for a little taste of floral heaven.. you will not be disappointed!

The following pieces can be found at a store near you.. without breaking the bank. I navigated the waters of the world wide web to bring you some of the best deals and best bang for your buck.

This floral scarf can shockingly be found at Old Navy for only $12.50. A great purchase and a perfect way to jazz up a t-shirt and jeans.

Another scarf from Old Navy, also $12.50

Bobby pins. Banana Republic. $12.00. Add some flower power to your luscious locks.

These flower studs from Aldo accessories are SO cute. It's $8 for the pair.. you really can't go wrong with that low of a price.

This denim flower hearband could not be a greater accessory for the summer. When the humidity and the wind get the best of your hair efforts, you have no choice but to sport a pony-tail or ballerina bun. Add some summer flavor and use this hair elastic.

I'm going to need to get over my online shopping phobia and order these darling flats from sweetcloset.com. $69.95

If you want to go bigger, try a floral cardi or dress. For an ultimate fashion statement, make your bottom the focal point of your outfit by opting for floral patterned jeans, leggings, or a skirt. There are ways to tone down a garden inspired canvas, for example if you opt to rock a floral mini (with the high liklihood that it was also be fitted), try pairing it with black cardi, or a cool belt. Doing so will add instant youth to your look. Here are some great finds:

This floral cardigan is amazing. It would look great with a black or burnt orange top, and dark skinny jeans.

This Floral Zip Back Racerback from Urban Outiftters is a great find. Wear it with leggings, a long necklace, and a leather jacket to give it some extra edge. The zipper in the back is a great detail. $28.00

Also from Urban Outfitters, the one-shoulder detail on this dress can show off a little skin - and with a belt at your waist you can show your feminine figure in this fabulous frock. $78

This UO dress would look very sexy with a black blazer and some great heel. Only $58 from Urban.. and you can wear it with leggings in spring and fall!

For the more daring fashionistas out there, these leggings can be found at American Apparal for $55. To tone it down, try it with black flats and a long top.

These Urban Outfitters jeans can only be purchased online... a large concern for those wanna-be online shoppers. You can read reviews of people who have already ordered them on the uo.com site, which may help you make your purchase desicion. In any case, they are fabulous.. I want a pair!