Florals

Joie Tank
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Florals

01 of 08

WHY WE LOVE THEM

WHY WE LOVE THEM
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You can pick your own bouquet from two gorgeous gardens. The first is floridly romantic, blossoming in profusion on crepe de chine, silk satin and gazar—an impressionistic view of the English countryside. The other is deeply rooted in the aestheticism of the east. Like an ebony lacquered screen inlaid with mother-of-pearl, its dark background frames stylized prints of oversize blooms.

HOW TO WEAR IT
Whether they're pretty pastels or intense brights, florals don't need a lot of accessories. Floppy hats, lightweight cardigans, and open-toe shoes enhance the mood of floaty garden party dresses, while vivid patterns resonate in more structured silhouettes. Your shoe should either vanish or hijack a deep color. Lips must do the same. And skip colored gemstones, which distract the eye from the dazzling jewel tones.

Photos: (left to right) Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton, Luisa Beccaria

02 of 08

Seychelles Sandals

Seychelles Sandals
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Chiffon, leather, and wood platform sandals, Seychelles, $110; 212-966-5889.

03 of 08

Tracy Reese Dress

Tracy Reese Dress
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Cotton-silk dress, Tracy Reese, $395; 415-929-2990.

04 of 08

Leifsdottir Skirt

Leifsdottir Skirt
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Silk skirt, Leifsdottir, $328; neimanmarcus.com.

05 of 08

Banana Republic Cardigan

Banana Republic Cardigan
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Cotton, modal and silk cardigan, Banana Republic, $80; bananarepublic.com.

06 of 08

Sam Edelman Shoes

Sam Edelman Shoes
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Silk flats, Sam Edelman, $100/pair; 877-932-7726.

07 of 08

Jean Paul Gaultier Dress

Jean Paul Gaultier Dress
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Tulle dress, Jean Paul Gaultier, $785; 215-735-2666.

08 of 08

Joie Tank

Joie Tank
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Silk tank, Joie, $99; nordstrom.com.

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