Each Spring we see floral prints sprouting up in designers sketches, but this season’s prints seem a bit brighter and bolder than in past years. I absolutely love the floral trend for 2013, and with perennial-inspired prints popping up in every style imaginable you can be certain to see plenty of petal pushers rockin’ fab florals throughout the season. From handbags to heels to skirts and shirts, botanical styles are in full bloom this season.

The key to looking fab in floral is to simplify the look. If your top is floral then opt for a solid bottom and vice versa. Try to keep the blooms to one piece and stay away from mixing and matching; after all you don’t want to blend in with Grandmas sofa, right?! Here’s a garden variety of styles that will add the perfect amount of botanical BAM to your wardrobe this season.

STYLE TIP:
Go big or go home! Not only does a big floral print make a statement but it just looks fabulous! Also try mixing bold florals with solids or stripes. This will help break up the botanicals and still give you enough bloom without looking like you just stepped out of a greenhouse.

For those who are not quite ready to make a full leap into the look, floral accent pieces like neckwear, belts, and arm candy will keep your style on trend with just a touch of perennial pizzazz.

Floral Print Blazers

This stunning Floral Print Blazer ($29.80 Forever 21) causes instant #FashionAddiction!

Malibu here I come! This versatile Malibu Blazer ($198.00 Lilly Pulitzer) is made for FUN!

Floral Print Shirt & Peplum Top

Semi-sheer with studded shoulders and a self-tie hem, this Floral Print Shirt ($19.80 Forever 21) is a definite must have for the season!

This Soprano Sleeveless Floral-Print Peplum Top (Sale $32.99 Macy’s) has sheer shoulders and a peplum waist that compliments in all the right places.

Floral Print Pleated Skirt & Pencil Skirt

Gorgeous!!! This high-low Floral Print Pleated Skirt ($19.80 Forever 21) features accordion pleats and comes complete with envious onlookers.

Take note because this Floral Print Pencil Skirt ($13.80 Forever 21) is head of the class!

Julianna Dress & Floral Silk Dress

Who says you can't have it all? This beautiful Julianna Dress ($188.00 Lilly Pulitzer) combines both stripes and a fab floral print in a dress that's designed to turn heads.

I #LoveThis Kay Unger Floral Silk Dress ($273.00 Macy’s)! From the gathered cuff to the pleated collar, this beauty looks absolutely stunning!

Floral Print Skinny Jeans

A faded floral-print puts these Celebrity Pink Skinny Leg Jeans ($34.50 Macy’s) on any fashionistas' most-wanted list!

Flaunt your florals in this haute pair of Floral-Print Skinny Jeans (Sale $29.99 Macy’s)!

Mercade Platform Sandal & 'Neodans' Pump

Not quite a ‘floral’ print, but this colorful Mercade Platform Sandal ($129.00 Nine West) is so versatile it can still play in the garden.

There’s no doubt that this 'Neodans' Pump by Guess ($98.95 Nordstrom) would jazz up any look.

So, now that it's almost Springtime, don't be a wallflower... Drop by Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza to find these and many more of the hautest in floral fashion to freshen up your wardrobe this season!

~ Nikka Shae