We still have weeks and weeks of April showers before we see any May flowers (not to mention January snow storms, February winds, and the March thaw), so your wardrobe may be the only place to see a few beautiful blooms for the time being.

But there's a right way and a wrong way to introduce spring into your winter wardrobe.

DO: Choose your fabric and cut wisely. Cotton, linen, and chiffon floral patterns are fine for hot and humid June, but they just won't cut it in the middle of a chilly winter. DON'T: Send mixed signals. If it's chilly enough to be wearing a scarf, a jacket, and closed-toe shoes, it's probably not the right time to be rocking a white floral print with bare legs. 

Florals don't always have to be girly and bright and they don't have to be worn exclusively in the spring and summer, either. For a winter-ready take, look for moody florals (find them against a dark color palette or embroidered on luxe jacquard fabrics) that give the otherwise sweet print a dash of danger and drama . Integrate dark florals into your wardrobe.


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