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March 25, 2013

Spring fashion in full bloom

Everything’s coming up roses – and daffodils, daisies and anemones.

Everything’s coming up roses – and daffodils, daisies and anemones.

Designers with a floral fixation splashed blooms on sheaths, skirts, shirts and shoes on spring runways from New York to Paris. One particularly exuberant look in Jenna Lyons’ J. Crew collection painted a super-bright palette of pink, green and yellow petals for a mixed bouquet. Trying this at home has its perils unless you’ve got a master’s degree in pairing patterns. Beginners should select one petal-printed piece before heading into full-fledged flower-girl territory.

• Floral-patterned jeans don’t flatter every figure – er, better make that most figures.
• Your feet will be fit to party at a casual soiree or to walk around the neighborhood in floral footwear. Come warmer weather, pair with white jeans or a flared skirt.
• An early-spring pick-me-up or a summer staple, a necklace can give a powerful pop of color to dress up a basic work outfit or up the glamour quotient on, say, a strapless cocktail frock.

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