How To Wear Florals For Summer: Update Your Wardrobe With These Items (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 05/16/2012 8:50 am Updated: 05/17/2012 2:41 pm

We like a bouquet of flowers as much as the next girl, but instead of filling vases with blooms that will eventually die off -- we're stocking our closet with some garden inspiration.

And since spring and summer are a good time to play with colour and prints, why not give these 12 items a try?

Ease in with a scarf or a ring or dive bomb the floral trend with a bold pair of pants. And if you feel like living dangerously, pair two florals together a la Mary Katrantzou.

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  • Runway Inspiration

    For the sartorial risk takers: Christopher Kane offers us inspiration to rock a floral skirt suit. <em><br>A model walks down the catwalk during the Christopher Kane Runway show.</em>

  • Runway Inspiration

    Nina Ricci shows us that layering florals on top of each other is not only visually intriguing, but also the perfect summer solution to looking effortless and cute. <br><em>A model walks the runway during the Nina Ricci Ready.</em>

  • Runway Inspiration

    Marc Jacobs can literally do no wrong and as the creative director of Louis Vuitton, that statement holds strong. This eyelet dress is a subtle way of embracing florals without being overwhelmed by a literal print of flowers. <br><em>A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2012.</em>

  • Shorts

    <em>H&M, $29.95. Available at <a href="http://www.hm.com/entrance.ahtml?orguri=/" target="_hplink">hm.com</a></em>

  • Bralet

    <em>Floral zip bralet, $36. Available at <a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=13052&catalogId=33060" target="_hplink">topshop.com</a> </em>

  • Scarves

    <em>Molly floral scarf, $74. Available at <a href="http://bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca/" target="_hplink">bananarepublic.ca</a></em>

  • Pants

    <em>Floral print trousers, $79.90. Available at <a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/home/ca/en/zara-S2012" target="_hplink">zara.com</a></em>

  • Skirts

    <em>Women's Printed-Pocket Skirt, $32.94. Available at <a href="http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/?" target="_hplink">oldnavy.ca</a>

  • Mullet Dresses

    <em>High-Low Floral Dress, $27.80. Available at <a href="http://canada.forever21.com/Product/Main.aspx?BR=F21" target="_hplink">forever21.com</a></em>

  • Bib Necklaces

    <em>Floral Bib Necklace, $10.80. Available at <a href="http://canada.forever21.com/Product/Main.aspx?BR=F21" target="_hplink">forever21.com</a> </em>

  • Flats

    <em>Floral Ballerina, $35.90. Available at <a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/home/ca/en/zara-S2012" target="_hplink">zara.com</a> </em>

  • Rings

    <em>Gold floral cocktail ring, $50. Available at <a href="http://www.bananarepublic.ca/" target="_hplink">bananarepublic.com</a> </em>

  • Nail Art

    <em>Trend Tips by Sephora by O.P.I., $14. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/?_requestid=54994" target="_hplink">sephora.com</a> </em>

  • Perfume

    <em>Daisy by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $75. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/?_requestid=54994" target="_hplink">sephora.com</a></em>

  • Skirts

    <em>Jenna Floral Skirt, $159.50. Available at <a href="http://www.clubmonaco.ca/home/index.jsp" target="_hplink">clubmonaco.ca</a></em>

  • Loungewear

    <em>Hydrangea silk robe, $128. Available at <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp" target="_hplink">anthropologie.com</a> </em>

  • iPhone Case

    <em>Floral iPhone case, $24. Available at <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp" target="_hplink">anthropologie.com</a></em>

  • Platform Wedges

    <em>Rinks by Aldo, $80. Available at <a href="http://www.aldoshoes.com/ca" target="_hplink">aldoshoes.com</a> </em>

  • Shopping Bag

    <em>Floral print shopper, $32. Available at <a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=13052&catalogId=33060" target="_hplink">topshop.com</a></em>

  • Headbands

    <em>Floral tiara headband, $58. Available at <a href="http://www.bcbg.com/home/index.jsp" target="_hplink">bcbg.com</a></em>

  • Shell Shirts

    <em>Eyelet shell, $39. Available at <a href="http://www.joefresh.com/" target="_hplink">joefresh.com</a></em>

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