Moms had it right all along. They're always about ten years ahead of contemporary fashion. First they had the high wasted pants we mocked until last season when we all bought a pair. Now it's florals. Not dainty or small florals, but the outlandish bright florals you were mortified to be seen with in years past. Well mom I'll say it again, you were right. What I would do to get my hands on all the dresses I begged you never to wear again. Now I'm willing to ransack Goodwill to get them back. They always say fashion repeats itself. I'm not sure how or why, but the outrageous floral phenomenon could be the best thing that has ever happened to springtime. Sure, it's a little matronly. Who cares? You don't have a garden, so might as well wear it.
Florals look fantastic in tons of different styles. They're intensely versatile. All the best of the best at Fashion Week had florals on the runway. This included Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore and more. Even Teen Vogue and Nylon Magazine have seen the light and started to sport florals. Designers predominantly had dresses, but there are lots of other great ways to wear florals. If you don't feel ballsy enough to rock your mom's old dinner party dress, try a scarf (Marc Jacobs on the Fillmore has a paisley-ish one I'd die for) or tights (Celeste Stein will rock your world). Take a note from mom's wardrobe and get some florals for spring. - Melissa Baron