Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Style - Floral Fashions and Studs

Hello and welcome to another edition of Sunday Style! The winter has been long this year. It’s been so cold and so snowy and - quite frankly - blah. I’m ready for some vibrant flowers, and so are designers like Michael Kors and Fendi. Exuberant floral designs are everywhere this spring! The newer looks have darker backgrounds - black, navy, or blue. Examples of this trend from Etsy include a stunning midi dress (1) from AnnaClothing and a darling pencil skirt (12) from SmileandMuse, and these fantastically fun floral leggings (4) from ThiefandBandit. I also love a big shirt, like the amazing floral shirt (3) from LikeLifeStreetwear.



Since these beautiful floral prints can be a little overwhelming, we need to add balance. Effortless elegant jewelry and nude-colored make-up will keep these flowery fashions fresh. Stud earrings are very on trend, and go perfectly with floral fashions! But if you haven’t worn studs since they were shot into your earlobes when you first got them pierced, you might not know about all of the beautiful designs available. VenusVelvet has a line of modern earrings that have interesting carved circle details, available in both shiny silver (2) and black patina (13) finish.



The cute navy blue floral studs (14) from TheBrassHussy would complement any of the looks featuring a blue or navy background, while LeesEarring Boutique offers black onyx studs (5) to go with all the dramatic black florals. The turquoise blue of the prints in the A-line skirt (8) from AuntJaq or the maxi jumpsuit (16) from Pachanel, would look stunning with some turquoise studs (11).



The trendiest way to wear studs is mismatched. By mismatched, I mean you can mix up two totally different pairs or go with a matched mismatched set such as the screw studs (7) from AuntMatildasJewelry, that feature one Philips head and one flathead screw! Or how about the heart shaped studs (9) by BrookeJewelry, which have an X and an O! Just add a nude lip and nails, and you are ready for spring - even if you are stepping outside to a blizzard! Try the nude lipstick (15) from DNACosmetics, or the lip gloss (6) by mojospa, with a nail lacquer (10) from DarksideLacquers.

See you next week!
Lori

20 comments :

Beadsme said...

Loving the flowery top and the Spring pastels. Great accessories too.

Mollie Ann said...

Love these floral trends that take me back a decade or two (or three). And the studs are perfect with the flowers!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Making me think SPRING!!

Erika Price said...

I love that gorgeous flowery shirt! Great styles, Lori!

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

I love this flowery style. It's great for spring and looks so feminine. Lots of good ideas here for how to put the look together!

mjsee said...

So ready for spring and FLOWERS. This was the perfect antidote for the February we just lived through...

capitalcitycrafts said...

Wonderful fashion finds, thanks for sharing!

LoveStoneArts said...

So ready for Spring. Yes to what Mollie said!! If I dig deep enough I think I can put together this look from my crazy mixed up closet. Thanks for a very good feature!!

Tracy said...

I can't wait to bust out the floral garb! Great to pair with studs!

Laura Stamper said...

Such spring fever I have!! This helped it out

SendingLoveGallery said...

just loving the florals with the studs, and great job on this post Lori!

Cher said...

Beautiful florals and jewelry accents too, Lori... love this feature, but it makes me long for Spring! It's time to make some flower jewelry :)

Michele said...

Great Spring florals, I like how everything goes together!!!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

We could all use some florals right now! Both in apparel and jewelry accents. Love this informative article, thanks Lori!

Donna Arena said...

YaY...FLORALS...finally a style I have plenty of, time to do some "back of the closet digging" !!! These articles are so helpful in putting together "the whole look"!Lori...you ROC/<!!!

jemsbyjb said...

Such pretty flowers for spring. Great fashion finds.

Brooke said...

Very fun post, love the florals with a darker background, so fresh and springy and inspiring!

Lori Taggart said...

Thanks all! Spring can't come soon enough! I hope you all stop by next week for more! :)

Ribasus said...

Incredibly well thought out ensembles. Oh, to be able to go shopping! (and to be a skinny mini once again!) Thanks for the eye candy.

Laura Ross said...

Lori, thank you for including Smile and Muse in your post. We love florals and enjoy discovering new artists who love them as well!