A tisket, a tasket… put some spring flowers in your basket and get a fresh new look this season by sporting the floral trend. We were totally inspired by the versatility of these floral separates from J.Crew and Alice + Olivia. Together, they are much more than the sum of their parts—you can create countless looks from just two or three pieces. We are always keeping an eye out for chic spring travel options, and these “sets” are great examples of statement separates perfect for mixing and matching.
We fell in love with the J.Crew pants and peplum last fall during Fashion Week Spring 2012 and couldn’t wait for them to arrive in stores. Look 1: Wear the top and pants together and add heels and a clutch for chic cocktail party attire. Look 2: Pair the peplum top with white jeans and platform espadrilles for the perfect summer ensemble. Look 3: Dress down the pants with a T-shirt, a cardigan and flats and you’ll have an everyday look full of style.
J.Crew peplum top in Fresco floral sateen
J.Crew Café capri in Fresco floral sateen
For a little romance, we love this pretty Alice + Olivia duo from Bergdorf Goodman. Look 1: Wear these two daring floral pieces together and slip on high platform pumps to create an elegant, billowing ensemble. Look 2: For an office-ready pairing, combine the blouse with a pencil skirt and pumps. Look 3: Cinch the pants with a belt and a slim-fitting top, and add a wrap for an easy out-to-dinner outfit.
Alice + Olivia floral-print wide-leg pants
Alice + Olivia Lady pleated-sleeve blouse
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