Traditionally, you may think of a floral print being girly or even dowdy. Tiny little stems, petals and flowers known as "ditsy" floral prints have been around for decades and have donned Easter Sunday dresses and housecoats for as long as we can remember. This year, there's a new floral in town and it's strong, it's bold and it's not for the shrinking violet. These statement botanicals make it impossible for anyone to term the wearer a wallflower. Take inspiration from our favorite runway looks and stand out in one of these bright celebrations of flora (and fauna) this summer.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.