florals for spring

Blouse (similar herehere, or here | Trousers (similar) | Shoes | Purse | Trench | Choker

This past week, those of us that live in Calgary got a tantalizing reminder of what spring feels like. As temperatures grazed the double digit mark, leather jackets came out, and ankles were bared. While I don’t think you will be able to wear your slip dress on it’s own anytime soon (the forecast is taking a dip next week and early March, thanks for the tease Mother Nature), fresh-looking florals are the perfect antidote to the melancholy of winter’s final days.

I fell in love with this pyjama-style blouse the minute I saw it. It is from Forever 21, and although I cannot find it on their website anymore, make sure you check in store, because I only purchased it a couple weeks ago. As much as I would have loved to pair this top with some cropped kick-flare jeans or a denim skirt, there is still snow on the ground, so I opted for some high-waisted wide leg trousers instead. I do love the pyjama style of this blouse, and that trend is still going strong – really…who wouldn’t want to dress in something that is publicly acceptable, yet comfy enough to wear to bed? To start mixing in some spring inspired prints now, while that thermometer works on climbing, look for something in a darker colour palette, or if you feel like rocking some hot pink, hey, power to you.

Blossom prints always get plenty of love around this time of year, but the way designers approach the print is where the story lays. While the 2017 spring/summer catwalks served up a bold and graphic bouquet of florals, complimented by beautiful vibrant colours, there were also smaller, subtle floral patterns that add a romantic, feminine energy to any look. No matter which style you prefer, I’ve rounded up some of my favourites below, so you can start to embrace florals for spring!

Until next time,

Courtney