Monday, September 22, 2008

Trends Report: Winter Florals

Keeping up with the break-neck speed of seasonal transitions just got a little easier – that’s because one of Fall’s hottest looks happen to be a warm-weather staple: florals. Get more mileage from your Spring purchases with only some minor adjustments and come up smelling like a rose (I know, it’s a bad pun).

Let your face and body shape be your guide. If you haven’t already, complete your Bodyline Profile to learn which posies are your best picks (there I go again).

If your face is Angular, go for graphic florals in striking shapes that will highlight your chiseled features; if your face is Curved, opt for softer, watercolor florals…think flowy and romantic swirls of color to play up your feminine curves. Don’t forget scale: if you are petite, stick with medium size prints that won’t look precious, while taller gals can opt for larger prints…with “no bigger than your palm” a good rule to follow.

Transition summery pieces by adding opaque tights, chunky knits, slim jackets and boots in ankle or knee lengths. Consider layering a filmy frock over a fine gauge wool turtleneck for an eclectic look that is subtle and sophisticated. Mix things up by pairing florals with tweeds and plaids for a unique personal style statement.

And whatever you do, don’t limit yourself. There will be tons of great accessories that flaunt floral style. What about a delicate ring or snazzy umbrella? Both are sure to keep warm weather memories close.




3 comments:

shoppingsmycardio said...

wait, cusp has online shopping now?! sucks that they finally have it, just as i've started boycotting NM and its progeny...grr.

shoppingsmycardio said...

wait, cusp has online shopping now?! sucks that they finally have it, just as i've started boycotting NM and its progeny...grr.

Belowen said...

Ahhhh, florals. One of my all time fashion loves. <33