In Bloom: Choose Florals with Scarves by Matta NY, Tolani & More
There’s nothing more appropriate for summer than draping yourself in a gorgeous floral print or beautiful flower-shaped jewelry from companies like Matta NY, Tolani, nOir and Alexander Hamilton Crawford. These days flowers—so indicative of youth, freshness and new life— can be found everywhere from pretty dresses to delicate scarves.
From dresses and skirts to womens’ jewelry, floral motifs are officially everywhere. Take a cue from fashionista Olivia Palermo who chose a demure floral dress from Zara and made it modern with her color choice (vibrant neon) and her accessories. From the cat-eye sunglasses and the statement necklace to the purple platform heels and CC Skye gold bangles, every piece works to accentuate the fresh and youthful look.
And OP’s not the only one embracing nature this season. Seemingly overnight Kate Middleton has not only gotten a name change (she’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge now), but has become a full-fledged arbiter of style. Some may argue that the Duchess’ fashions, while always attractive and appropriate, may be a bit too demure and proper to have her considered a real fashion icon. Still, the masses seem to disagree and these days there is a run on any Kate-related fashion items. From the Duchess’ Whistles engagement blouse to the navy Smythe blazer she wore on her recent North American royal tour, any item Kate wears instantly becomes a sell-out.
So we’re not surprised that Prince William’s Mrs has chosen florals too. During Kate’s recent whirlwind trip to Los Angeles the Duchess appeared at a charity polo match wearing a feminine and floral Jenny Packham number in the palest of pastel shades. Accessorized with gold jewelry, nude strappy sandals and a straw box clutch, Kate looked as fresh as a summer’s day. If you’d like to take a page out of Olivia and Kate’s book we’d suggest looking into some gorgeous florals for yourself this summer:
Rings in gold and scattered with crystals are a perfectly sophisticated way to bring nature into your wardrobe. The hammered texture of these nOir rings gives the pieces a slightly rough and unhewn vibe that works perfectly with the large, chic size and the sparkle.
Of course, where florals are concerned colors are almost certainly as important as the print. Take a look at the Mother-of-Pearl Dogwood Bangle from Andrew Hamilton Crawford for instance. Pearlized lucite and sterling silver combine with some truly dazzling color choices to make for a statement piece that works whether your clothes are monochromatic and plain or vibrant and patterned.
If you’re thinking of incorporating florals into your wardrobe consider that there are many options. Dresses, skirts and tops, sure, but also swimwear, bags and accessories too.
If you prefer summer florals in smaller doses then definitely consider a scarf as an option. Whether the delicate embroidery of the Floral Dupatta Scarf by Matta or the absolutely vibrant colors and patterns offered by Tolani‘s new collection (seen below), scarves can offer that perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
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