This summer in both fashion and interiors floral patterns are making a strong comeback. Bold, bright blooms, dramatic floral prints, and romantic foliage can be seen in the windows of fashion brands like J. Crew, Liberty and Ann Taylor. And in a nod to the 70s, blooms are showing up again as hair accessories for ladies looking to set a romantic mood. Today’s florals are much more modern than those that were all the rage in the 70s. Since the decade of the flower child, 21st Century floral patterns have grown to embrace neon shades, watercolor illustrations, and oversized designs, creating accessories with a fresher, more contemporary look.
J. Crew collaborated with British store, Liberty, to bring their iconic blooms to the U.S. With a unique painterly quality, these floral patterns are soft and elegant. In bright hues of yellow, hot pink and turquoise, the vibrant color palette takes florals from dainty and dated to modern and striking.
Bride’s are also embracing the floral trend this summer with new ideas for wedding wear. Wedding photographer Lindsay Hite conceptualized a shoot with this beautiful bride wearing a floral crown of gorgeous pink dahlias – an absolute statement piece.
Florals have also take on a rock and roll edge this season. Pair them with unexpected shades like jet black for contrast. Fashion designer Araks Yeramyan was featured on the J. Crew blog wearing this sheer black top with a bright yellow and hot pink floral design. The combination is truly daring.
And wedding photographer Jeana Sohn explored the floral trend as well in images that showcase just how light and ethereal blooms can be. The scene makes you feel as if you are standing in a secret garden with elegant hanging flowers all about.
To bring that same elegance to your interior, floral rugs will do the trick. Check out my post of some of my favorite floral rugs on the Doris Leslie Blau Blog >