Florals at Erdem, Spring/Summer 2012. Photos by ImaxTree.com

The style world was in full bloom this season with
floral prints and patterns brightening the spring/summer 2012 runways of A-listers like Erdem, Prada and Rodarte. When you think about it, fashion and flowers have a lot in common. Take their appeal – lovely and often fragile, they inspire a passion rooted in an appreciation for the beautiful things in life. Then there’s the curating element. If you plan your wardrobe the same way you’d plant a garden – using investment pieces as building blocks and skillfully introducing exciting new pieces – you’ll end up with a closet that inspires you every morning. And there’s nothing garden variety about that. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite floral pieces with tips on how – and where – to wear them.
Runway inspiration: Erdem, Prada, Rodarte, Mary Katrantzou
Who’s worn it well: Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba, Elle Fanning ___________________________________________
The look: Ladylike
How to wear it: Think classic chic. Pair it with an LBD (or an LWD!), high-heeled sandals and a
statement necklace that picks up on the pretty hues – blue, red or purple – in the clutch.
Where to wear it: To the art gallery, preferably one with a few Matisse canvases – the vibrancy of their patterns will only confirm your sartorial savvy.

 Bag, Aldo Accessories, aldoshoes.com