Must Have Mondays: Flower Power

Summer’s not over yet! Catch some rays and flounce around town with the season’s hottest florals. While the trend has been huge since spring, easy updates, from cut-off shorts to wedges, can make them more summer-appropriate. As with any other printed trend, let the piece stand on its own with a neutral or solid-colored pairing to keep the look young, girlie and fresh.

Shorts, Dallin Chase Oliver Provincial Printed Shorts, $61, Shopbop.com

Pair with a chambray shirt for the ultimate trendy summer outfit.

Tee: Twist-Back Floral Tee, $14.99, Charlotte Russe, CharlotteRusse.com

Pick a shade in the shirt and match the hue with colored denim shorts.

Blouse, Tianna Blouse, $36.90, Alloy, Alloy.com

Chiffon is light and airy, perfect for warm weather days.

Dress, Floral Belted Shift Dress, $16.50 in Grey Multi, Delia’s, Delias.com

The perfect dress from work to weekend, just add a smart black blazer and strappy sandals.

Shoes, Women’s Silverleaf Print Wedge, $29.99, Xhilaration, Target.com

Let your feet do the talking with these adorable printed wedges. They’ll stand out against a sleek black dress.

Sweater, Floral Print Cardigan in Cream/Pink, $22.80, Forever 21, Forever21.com

For when the office gets cold but you don’t want to lose style. Pair with something solid-colored on top.

Skirt, Floral Chiffon Double Layer Shirred Waist Skirt, $42, American Apparel, AmericanApparel.com

I live in floral skirts. They’re just the right amount of sweet and girly. Pair with a button-down and flat sandals for day, and toughen up the look with a leather jacket and heels for night.

Jeans, BDG Twig Mid-Rise Jean-Oversized Floral Print, $68, Urban Outfitters, UrbanOutfitters.com


Floral jeans were all over the runways last year for the spring ’12 collection. Let the loud print stand out with a neutral top and oxfords for a preppy look, or with an oversize lightweight sweater and flip flops for a more relaxed vibe.

Scarf, Floral Boutique Print Scarf, $21.54, River Island, Asos.com

A scarf is an simple way to pull off the trend, and virtually goes with anything in your closet. This lightweight version is perfect for breezy summer afternoons.

Hannah Gettleman

Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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