For one of my first fashion posts, I used flowers as inspiration to create a fashion collage (part 1, part 2). Even after a year of posting, we liked the idea so much, we wanted to repeat it again this summer.
Yesterday, I featured some of my favorite Southern California flowers. With these flowers in mind, I created three flower inspired fashion looks. This is my interpretation of the lilac purple, vibrant pink, and bold yellow flowers I’ve admired this spring and summer.
When I saw this Opening Ceremony dress, my first thought was flowers. I love the lilac color and the scalloped detail—almost like petals. It is such a pretty dress, and so feminine. Don’t get me wrong, I love feminine, but I wanted to edge the look up a bit, so I chose a leather vest to add texture and some masculinity. The zig-zag heel mimics the scalloping on the dress, while the chunky ring stones give off a purply hue. The darker purple bag goes, without matching the dress too closely.
Pink linen pants are breezy for summer, and in this look, they act as a neutral. I paired them with this cropped white top with floral details to show off a slim waist and the fitted pants. The simplicity of the look is turned up a notch with snakeskin heels with gold details. I chose this bright pink graphic clutch because it reminded me of the pink flowers and adds a nice pop of color to the look. The sparkly rose gold bangle adds a bit of bling, mimicking the gold in the shoes.
My husband got me some black-eyed Susans recently, just because, and they might be my new favorite flower. The golden yellow is so striking against the black/brown middle of the flower. I love this look because the black and white printed shorts look so crisp and striking against the yellow top. Touches of gold metallic in the bag and earrings add a little shine. The graphic heels aren’t too matchy, with touches of yellow, red and blue, which all meld nicely with the rest of the look.
What do you like about these looks? Do you use nature as fashion inspiration?