Soft, delicate floral prints are great for warm weather. To make them modern, fresh and unexpected, choose pieces with classic, sleek and structured silhouettes: instead of a floral cardigan, try a floral blazer or jacket; instead of a floral sundress, try a sheath or a pair of floral shorts…
For spring/summer outerwear, half silk, half linen is my favorite combination. This Tibi Daisies jacket fits the bill with impeccable details: from the irresistible and easy-to-pull-off print to the tailored silhouette, versatile length and structured shoulders. No wonder two tasty ladies–Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba–both chose it. And as always they each put their own spin on it:
Olivia Palermo blended several hot trends harmoniously together: graphic print, black and white color combo and menswear shoes. Sounds busy, but she wisely kept them in a relatively simple palette. By changing the skort into cropped pants, this look will be great for women at any age and also appropriate for many occasions.
I love how they both chose another bright color (as the solid colored bags seen on them) to go with the blue/white printed blazer. As primary colors and contrast colors, red and blue are always a great combination. Purple is a secondary color made up of equal parts red and blue, so naturally, it goes great with both colors.
Jacket: Tibi (on sale here; $34 here)
Skirt: New Look (great buy here, similar here)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke
Shoes: Munro (also available here; $60 here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here)