OutFit: Full bloom
Not all runway looks translate into real life, but the No. 1 trend is pretty on everyone: floral prints.
These garden inspirations range from romantic to edgy to suit every style under the sun.
The most classic floral is a liberty print. This dainty flower design works well on a petite frame.
With a compact composition, liberty print mixes well with other patterns such as stripes or polka dots, or tone it down by pairing it with neutrals.
Bold blossoms add a romantic air to a retro style dress or skirt. Keep the accessories minimal and let the print attract all of the attention.
If floral patterns seem too sugary, add an edge with darker, graphic blooms. Unconventional and simple, it makes a statement without being too girly.
Another option is to wear tougher-looking accessories with feminine florals to create a look that is all your own.
Sweet and sophisticated, spring florals always have a fresh appeal.
Ivy Parnasius owns Pollux Clothing Co. stores in Grand Junction, 321 Main St., and in Montrose, 433 Main St. Call her at 242-8050 (252-1770 in Montrose) or go to http://www.polluxshop.com.