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Floral Prints….In Winter

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

Miranda Priestly would be so proud of me.

I have Spring on the brain.
Winter has only begun and outside it’s something like 20 degrees, but today the only thing getting me through this bleek cold is my floral print heels.

I’m loving floral prints, and yes, in winter. Who says florals can’t transition all the way through the year? There is something fun and joyous about wearing a pretty floral print in the dead of winter. It’s light-hearted and I always get a little twinge of excitement when I break one of my mother’s rigid “fashion rules”. For the tight budgeted, it’s also a good way to get more use out of your Spring/Summer clothes.

Need pointers?

1. Layer- Nothing screams “trying too hard”, like a girl walking around shivering in the dead of winter. A silk dress looks AND feels great in the summer, but to make it work when there is snow on the ground you need layers. Stick with pretty, delicate blouses underneath or top the dress with a cardigan and you can’t go wrong.

Perfect office look from Reyes

2. Tights- Tights are a great way to “winter-ize” a spring print. Thick cable-knits are my favorite because not only are they winter appropriate, they are a perfect, almost masculine pairing to a super feminine print.

The added gloves look great with this Thakoon dress.

3. Floral coats- If you’d like to spice up an otherwise dreary winter outfit, a floral coat is a great way to do that. This season floral prints aren’t hard to find.

Rachel Roy looking amazing as usual.

Definitely my favorite winter trend. I’d die for this dress from Derek Lam.

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And I must give her snaps for her courageous fashion efforts.

With the 90’s trends coming back in full force, I can’t help but think of my all time favorite movie, Clueless. Much to my parent’s encouragement, Cher Horowitz became my fashion icon. I ditched my oversized grunge looks for smaller, tighter and cleaner pieces. The brilliant thing about Clueless was the fact that they were able to take some of the biggest trends of the 90’s and reinvent them for the girls of Beverly Hills High. Yeah, Courtney Love was rockin’ knee highs, mini’s, crop tops, and plaid before Cher Horowitz hit the scene, but Cher made it all her own. No more holes, rips, stains…to me this is pure unadulterated 90’s heaven. My parent’s couldn’t have been more overjoyed…until they saw the price tags (Pretty sure Azzedine Alaia can thank Amy Heckerling for introducing every teen girl in America to his brand).

With spring on it’s way, what better way to celebrate than a short skirt and thigh highs? Only this time around I have my own credit cards.  Crop top sweaters over long chiffon oxfords, peter pan collars, knee highs, mini skirts, blazers…. perfection.

In celebration- My always and forever style icon- Cher Horowitz, revamped for 2012.Clueless 2012


Flared dress
£28 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Crumpet long sleeve cardigan
$395 – net-a-porter.com

Madewell boyfriend shirt
$68 – madewell.com

Chiffon top
£36 – topshop.com

Cream sweater
£15 – axparis.co.uk

Rag bone plaid jacket
$450 – stylebop.com

Toast corduroy skirt
£40 – toast.co.uk

Miu Miu bubble skirt
$1,190 – net-a-porter.com

Woolrich socks
$9 – woolrich.com

Steve Madden over the knee boot socks
$10 – stevemadden.com

Urban outfitter
$18 – urbanoutfitters.com

Checkered tight
$15 – modcloth.com

Miu Miu peep toe high heels
$475 – mytheresa.com

Steve Madden peep toe shoes
$100 – stevemadden.com

ALDO backpack bag
$72 – asos.com

ASOS hair accessory
$14 – asos.com
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