Forget delicate florals, this season it's all about brooding bouquets. As seen on some of the most influential Spring 2013 collections like Christian Dior, Dries Van Noten and Phillip Lim, this season's bloom is no shrinking violet. Thanks to whimsical designs, lush backdrops and darker graphics, spring's flowers are modern and most definitely cutting-edge. Because these prints are meant to look edgy, stay away from anything that is too pretty or sweet as it will take away from the tough nature of this style. Here are 10 shopping picks to get your started on your new floral pickings.
Your Spring Tunic
Not your typical spring bloom, the floral print on this tunic is way edgier thanks to a more graphic layout. Unexpected details like the hidden half-zip detail at the front and patchwork pockets give this pretty blouse a very modern flair.
Picturesque roses give this two-tone dress a fairytale feel that is equal parts elegant and whimsical. A fashion favorite since its debut on the runway, this decorative dress has major contemporary appeal.
Relax Your Fit
The relaxed silhouette on this floral tunic keeps the style fresh and modern all while maintaining an elegant appeal. Pair this two-tone dress with pointy black flats or brogues for effortless impact.
The Romantic Piece
Vintage-inspired and romantic, you will be immediately transported upon wearing this beautiful chiffon skirt. Pair it with an understated silk top to give it a more modern appeal.
All-over beading and a cropped cut lend this floral vest a glamorous party touch. Pair with light wash denim cutoffs and floral hair accessories for a hippie chic look.
For the Free Spirit
Ideal for the free-spirited fashionista, this hooded crocheted sweated features pretty floral needlework patches throughout. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for spring as well as for those cool summer nights.
A Flirty Cut
A flirty play suit gives this feminine floral print a much younger attitude. Keep it light and fun by pairing it with menswear-inspired flats and minimal jewelry.
These floral pumps get the artsy treatment via impressionistic swipes of cool colors. Give yours a more retro vibe by wearing them over doily ruffled socks.
Pin glamour onto any ensemble with this stunning acrylic painted pansy. Golden chains and marquise crystals mimic botanical anatomy for a result that is a bit gloomy, yet astonishingly beautiful.
The Loud Print
The loud print and bright colors on this graphic dress will deem you the life of the party no matter where you are headed. And at under just $35, this edgy frock is a must spring purchase that will transition beautifully all the way into summer.