Every spring, closets everywhere collectively rejoice at the arrival of a fresh crop of spring trends. This season, some of the most sought-after looks revolve around two beloved prints: florals and stripes. It's not hard to see why fashion lovers the world over continuously turn to these style staples season after season. Florals capture a youthful femininity that’s both classic and fresh. Stripes on the other hand, capture a crisp, clean aesthetic that gives a nod to a classic nautical look. If you’re on the more fashion-forward, adventurous side, why not mix these two prints together? Go for a bold floral paired with more subdued stripes, or vice versa!
The first ensemble above is the perfect specimen of boho casual. The comfy and utterly pretty Lucky Brand Catalina Floral Top billows over a pair of slightly slouchy and totally of-the-moment AG Ex-Boyfriend Shorts. A pair of Sam Edelman Louie fringed ankle boots complements the relaxed, flower-power feel of this whole look. Of course, the nice pop of red comes via the luscious and versatile Nixon Look Back Satchel handbag.
The next floral look takes things up a notch with the sweet and sexy BB Dakota Geraldine dress. Its lingerie-inspired sweetheart neckline and pretty pleated tiers add an even more seductive allure to the fresh floral print. The minimal Aldo Dalgleish peep toe pumps add serious leg-lengthening power to this ensemble; who wouldn’t want that extra boost? Finally, the versatile Fossil Maddox Convertible Hobo, in a darling shade of baby pink, really sweetens up this head-turning outfit.
Moving on to stripes; the next ensemble is a fun and colorful take on the trend. The oh-so-comfy Splendid Variegated Stripe Tank Top is saturated with summery goodness. Its lightweight pima cotton/modal fabrication makes it the perfect tank top for those hot days by the pool. Pairing this tank top with the Pure & Simple High Waist Short Skirt instantly dresses up this otherwise casual look, while still keeping you cool and comfy. A hobo handbag in cobalt blue, like the Cole Haan Village Maya Hobo, really adds a playful pop of color. The cute and sassy Madden Girl Klenn wedge sandal finishes off this summery look perfectly.
Now to a more classic interpretation of the stripes trend, this easy-to-wear Ella Moss Bella striped dress gives a modern touch of nautical, without being too literal. It’s the perfect spring/summer dress to slip on for comfy, effortless style. A bold red bag or clutch really pops against this sleek backdrop. The Aldo Silverton clutch is a chic choice for those summer parties. A pair of cool espadrille wedges like the sky-high Aldo Sholette gives this look a very “party at the Hamptons” vibe. Finish off this nod-to-nautical ensemble with the beautiful Lucky Brand Peace Corps Red Thai Butterfly Bracelet to mirror the red hue of the clutch.