Here in Southern California, spring has sprung! Beautiful sunshine, clear skies, longer days and busting, blooming flowers! Flowers, in addition to eliciting feelings of happiness, beauty, love and friendship, also make for great clothes patterns. The look of a gorgeous flower can stop you in your tracks, bring back glorious memories and bring a smile to your face.
Ah, true flower power!
Spring Fashion Hint: To put a bounce in your mood, step out in spring in a floral print!
Flower Fun Fact: A flower is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants. The biological function of the flower is to effect reproduction. Flowers also give rise to fruits and seeds.
Flowers have long been admired and used by people to add beauty to the environment, show romance, and express feelings of endearment!
Spring forward in fashionable, fabulous florals!
Floral prints sprinkle your mood with sunshine!
Flower Fun Fact: Flowers are also referred to as blooms or blossoms!
Much like clothes can define the wearer, flowers can be defined through their symbolism:
- Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty and passion.
- Poppies are a symbol of consolation in the time of death.
- Lilies are used in burials as a symbol referring to resurrection/life. This flower is also associated with stars and sun.
- Daisies are a symbol of innocence.
More Flower Trivia: The Roman goddess of flowers, gardens and the season of spring is Flora. The Greek goddess of spring, flowers and nature is Chloris.
Don’t be modest. Let floral prints draped on your outside bring out your inner goddess!
Take your fabulous floral ensemble a step higher by offsetting the outfit with a flowery purse and/or hat! You’ll look like all that…and then some!
Running your eyes over these pictures will put some life into your bones. The colorful, beautiful, alluring florals radiate rays of sunshine in your mood. Life affirming flowers!
I’ve said it before, but I feel it is worth repeating. To me, fashion is all about symmetry! Many flowers have a symmetry. Symmetry exists all around us, and many people consider symmetry a thing of beauty.
What is symmetry? Simply defined, symmetry is evenness, parallelism, well-proportioned, rhythmic, well-arranged, etc. When a picture hangs crooked on the wall, the picture is out of symmetry. When the picture is straightened, lined perfectly, the picture is symmetrical.
The same is true for style. No matter what fabric you are wearing, pattern, colors, etc. when your outfit is impeccable from head to toe, that is style! Perfect symmetry. And that is the main rule of fashion. Not sloppy or thrown together, but well-fitted and matching. Even a beautiful bedspread, if wrinkled, crumpled and stained, no longer looks beautiful! Why? The bedspread is out of symmetry. Get the bedspread pristine clean, with every line and wrinkle removed, and beautiful symmetry has returned!
The same is true for automobiles. What cars catch your eye? If you have an innate sense of symmetry and style, cars with sleek lines, perfectly structured front ends and back ends, are gorgeous. It is all about the shape and body of the car; the color is secondary. And that, you darling fashion divas, is symmetry! And style is symmetry! It’s that simple!
Be a fashion forward, symmetrical gal wearing floral prints that shout wow!
Reds, yellows, blues, greens and corals…colors abound when you wear florals!
In addition to brightening up clothes, flowers speak loudly for many events and functions, such as, new births or christenings, social functions, holidays, weddings, home decorations, funerals, religious rituals, sympathy, to name a few.
This much is true: Flowers can cheer a person’s mood through and through!
Strike a pose in floral clothes!
Fill your closets with a bouquet of beautiful, flowery fashions!
Flower power at its finest!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846