Spring Style Notes: The Modern Floral

Forget delicate florals, this season it's all about brooding bouquets. As seen on some of the most influential Spring 2013 collections like Christian DiorDries 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.