SS13 Trends: Florals

What sort of spring would it be without a touch of floral fun? As expected, the runways were filled with our favourite spring time print but there were lots of different takes on it. Paul and Joe kept things classic with beautiful orange and yellow blossoms scattered across jumpsuits and dresses. Moschino took inspiration from the 60s with super bright daisies printed on pinafores and mini dresses. My favourite take on florals for this season has to be the mixing of oh-so-pretty delicate prints with swathes of snake skin as seen at Erdem and Preen. There is something so subversive about it that I really enjoy.

Paul and Joe                                                 Moschino

Erdem                                                         Preen

Below I have put together three very different takes on the floral trend that you can try all the while supporting independent African designers. It's worth mentioning that most of these designers produce their garments in their country of origin so by opting to buy African you really are enriching a community. It's all about doing good and looking good!

Look 1 aka The Club Look: This lacy floral look is for a big night out on the town with your girls! 1. Barely there multi coloured floral lace dress by Re Bahia £200 Available at Agnes&Lola 2. Pink feather bag by BCBG MaxAzria £95 3. Colourful bangle stack by With Love From Mali $25 Available at Heritage1960 4. Pink suede heels by Mo Saique £240

Look 2 aka City Chic: A toughened up take on florals for the girl about town. 1. TOMS sunglasses £83 2. Cotton biker style jacket by Sika Designs £115 3. Mullet hem skirt by Chichia £64 Available at Agnes&Lola 4. Floral print hi-tops by Ohema Ohene £70 5. Oilcloth bucket bag from Ugos Boutique £98.50

Look 3 aka The Holiday Look: A 70's inspired boho look for your summer holidays. 1. Beautiful chiffon maxi dress from Agnes&Lola £135 2. Cream raffia fedora by Mar Y Sol £30 Available at Agnes&Lola 3. Cream and red raffia tote by Mar Y Sol £55 Available at Agnes&Lola 4. Snakeskin belt by The Iconic £11 (to be worn at the waist) 5. Heeled leather sandals by Mo Saique £275

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