Memphis is so ready for spring. And perfectly enough, floral prints happen to be one of the major trends that are blooming all over clothing and accessories this season. Designers are going crazy with their floral presentations, showing them mismatched with geometric patterns and even paired with other floral prints. We took this trend and ran with it because at last it’s time to embrace sunshine and flowers. The day of our photo shoot, we were welcomed into the greenhouses of Memphis Botanic Garden, where we posed our model wrapped in petals among colorful orchids and juicy succulents.
Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like fresh flowers and couture dresses.
HAND-PAINTED SILK DRESS BY GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, $2,995; FLOWER AND LUCITE PURSE BY ASH-B-BLOSSOM, $360; BOTH FROM 20TWELVE ON BROAD AVENUE. WHITE DRUZY EARRINGS, $126 BY BRAVE DESIGN AVAILABLE ON BRAVEARROWJEWELRY.COM. VICTORIAN GOLD, DIAMOND, AND PEARL BRACELET, $1,250; PLATINUM AND 18-KT GOLD AND DIAMOND BRACELET BY TIFFANY & CO., $5,900; BOTH FROM A. SHAW ANTIQUES & JEWELRY.
This structured dress has everything fresh including stretch fabric and a cut-out midriff. Add even more fashion sense with this spring’s “It” bag shape — the bucket.
DRESS BY CLOVER CANYON, $282; BUCKET BAG IN TABASCO BY GUCCI, $1,750; STUART WEITZMAN SHOES, $425; WHITE-ENAMEL AND GOLDTONE BANGLES (2 SETS), $135; WOODEN AND BEAD NECKLACE, $265; ALL FROM JOSEPH IN LAURELWOOD.
This vintage maxi dress is all about channeling the casual glamour of Palm Beach.
DRESS, $42; BEADED PURSE, $65; BOTH FROM FOUND STUDIO ON BROAD AVENUE. VINTAGE PLATINUM, DIAMOND, AND EMERALD RING, $7,900, FROM A. SHAW ANTIQUES & JEWELRY.
Go crazy by mixing florals with everything. This works here because the colors are similar and the patterns are varied in scale. A vintage clutch adds charm and rose-gold accessories make it modern.
TOP BY GUESS, $69.50; PANTS BY RALPH LAUREN, $125; SHOES BY STEVE MADDEN, $89; CHUBBY CHAIN NECKLACE IN ROSE GOLDTONE BY I.N.C., $39.50; NEON PINK RUBBER WATCH BY KATE SPADE, $125; ROSE GOLDTONE BANGLES BY I.N.C., (2 SETS), $29.50 EACH; ALL FROM MACY’S OAK COURT. FUCHSIA DRUZY AND OPALITE HORN EARRINGS BY BRAVE DESIGN, $126, AVAILABLE AT SPRUCE. SILK FLORAL CLUTCH BY SHEILA DAVLIN, $34, FROM FOUND STUDIO ON BROAD AVENUE.