This perennial fashion statement is in full bloom again. But this time, the flowers are bigger and bolder.
Floral split-back jacket, $50 at Akira; black-and-white floral jumper, $110, neon spike bracelets, $35 for a set of five, both at Topshop; crystal beaded bracelet, $40 at Club Monaco.
Trend Black and white
Make like a 1940s film star and embrace the contrast. This basic combo is big this season�especially when it comes to stripes.
BCBG guy blazer, $248 at Bloomingdale�s; Dolce Vita sleeveless blouse, $88 at Penelope�s; pleather skirt, $76 at Topshop; Jeffrey Campbell Koons heels, $140 at Akira.
Character hero dinosaur T-shirt, $24 at Urban Outfitters; Ezekiel Chopper jeans, $80, XRay Nivac cardigan, $90, both at Futurgarb; Supra sneakers, $70, braided leather bracelets, $15 each, both at Akira.
Trend Color blocking
The way to keep this trend from seeming tired: bright hues and even brighter accessories.
On Allie (left):
French Connection dress, $148, Aqua white chevron necklace, $48, Kate Spade pink clutch, $158, Delman Darci shoes, $598, all at Bloomingdale�s; head band, stylist�s own.
Hugo Boss shirt, $145 at Akira; teal Lux suit, $600 at Topman; Cole Haan Air Colton saddle shoes, $200 at Bloomingdale�s.
BCBG Blair dress, $268 at Bloomingdale�s; M. Cebrat necklace, $65 at mcebrat.com; violet purse, $18 at H&M; gold bracelet, $22.50 at Nordstrom; Jessica Simpson Devin shoes, $100 at Akira.
Yep, hot pink and electric yellow haven�t blinded us all quite yet. In case you threw out your neon options at the end of last summer, here are some more.
Orange windbreaker, $90, teal perforated shorts, $160, both at Topman; Jackson oxford shirt by Crate, $78 at Penelope�s.
Pink quilted jacket, $136 at Topshop; Ainsley yellow silk blouse, $98 at Aritzia; blue shorts, $13 at H&M; Famma blue suede necklace, $100 at Penelope�s.
Trend Mixing patterns
Don�t be afraid to pair stripes with floral or polka dots with zigzags. The more, the merrier!
On Allie (left):
Spike bracelets, $35 for a set of three at Topshop; gold color-block bracelets, $22, Tilda oxford rhinestone top, $110, both at J.Crew; graphic cardigan, $18, pastel argyle socks, $10 for a pack of five, both at H&M; rhinestone bracelet, $40, Cecilia skirt, $129.50, both at Club Monaco; Mona Mia shoes, $60 at Akira; Kate Spade clutch, $158 at Bloomingdale�s.
Aztec rope necklace, $30 at Topshop; graphic Naomi blazer, $239, gold necklace, $39, both at Club Monaco; Wilfred Les Halles shorts, $120 at Aritzia; socks, $10 for a pack of five at H&M; Liliana Rosalie cutout heels, $65 at Akira.