Miranda Priestly doesn’t really give a fuck about florals, but you should. Case in point: like, all of the spring runway shows. After all, spring is all about rebirth and new beginnings. Betches love spring cleaning. We clean out our contacts lists, deleting every shady bro we met at the bar when it was winter and we had nothing better to do than drink indoors (a survival technique to stay warm, duh). We clean out our medicine cabinets and find the razors we’ve been missing the last few months (another survival technique to stay warm). Sometimes, we even clean out our closets and replace our usual all-black ensembles in exchange for something a little less…aggressive. Take a peek at our favorite spring runway looks, and how you can wear the trends yourself. Note: make sure to offset these bright, happy florals with a solid resting bitch face. You wouldn’t want to overdo it.
Erdem: Blast from the Past
The London designer ready-to-wear brand’s spring 2016 show at LFW was all about delicate floral prints with a regal look to them. Each look contained feminine elements like sheer fabric, ruffles, and embroidery. Erdem’s resort 2016 show depicted florals in a bolder, even more colorful palette, inspired by the 1960s’ easy elegance and playful, functional silhouettes.
Here’s how to emulate the look if you don’t have a small fortune to spend on designer dresses that are almost too fancy to wear to your srat formal, anyways.
Gucci: Groovy, Baby
Alessandro Michelle, the newest creative director of Gucci, has brought an iconic sense of romanticism to the label via, what else, a shitload of florals. What makes the spring 2016 collection so unique is its use of classic romantic patterns mixed with quirky, 1970s-inspired elements.
Here’s how to get the same aesthetic in your own wardrobe.
Marchesa: Pastels on Pastels
Marchesa’s spring ready-to-wear collection was absolutely stunning; they used appliqué to make the florals literally jump off the dresses in a way that perfectly executed and never overdone. The breathtaking pastel colors and modern take on florals made it our favorite collection yet.
Here’s how to steal the look: