Petal Power

Spring fashion is in full bloom

“Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking.”

Miranda Priestly from “The Devil Wears Prada” may have been skeptical of florals resurging each spring, but we sure aren’t. Bring on the blooms, the brights, and by all means ladies, go get yourself a jumpsuit.

“Every gal needs a pair of paper bag waist pants in her life — the cinched waist is super flattering. Paired with a ribbed off the shoulder top, this look is ready for brunch or your next weekend soirée!”
— Vanessa Boyd, owner, Swoon Boutique

Off the shoulder ribbed top, $25
Paper bag waist pants, $49
Round sunglasses, $12
From Swoon

“Short suits can be a fun addition to your wardrobe. Not only can you wear them together, but you can also create many different outfits with the pieces separately.”
— Taina Roman, inventory manager & buyer, Swagger Boutique

Striped blazer, $56
Striped short, $34
Tank, $30
Pendant necklace, $28
Fan fringe earrings, $24
From Swagger Boutique

“Animal prints are back for the spring, and we are completely in love! From jumpsuits to shoes, this season you can easily find an animal print that is right for you.”
— Taina Roman, inventory manager & buyer, Swagger Boutique

Printed jumpsuit, $44
Envelope clutch, $40
Earrings, $22
Necklace, $22
From Swagger Boutique

“Almost all of our fashions are easy care, which is great for summer travel. You can throw it in a suitcase, pull it out and wear it.”
— Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Maddie, left:
Zenzii earrings, $22.95
Zenzii pendant tassel necklace, $36.95
Clara SunWoo jumpsuit $137.50
Sympli Clip shrug, $140
Charleston Shoe Co. wedges, $135

“Cropped styles are everywhere. Pants should hit mid-calf or just above the ankle.”
— Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Angela:
Sheila Fajl brushed silver hoops, $63.95
Sympli classic T, $105
Sympli shift smock $145
Sympli dotted floral pants, $170
Charleston Shoe Co. slip ons, $135
From Something You

“The vertical stripes on this ruffle bottom dress elongate your figure, and the neutral colors make it easy to pair with bold accessories. We love how the denim jacket creates an eye-catching contrast against the neutral tones of the dress.”
— Cady Howe, manager/buyer, Pink Magnolia Boutique

Evident denim jacket, $59
I Joah striped dress, $6
Caroline Hill fan earrings, $32
from Pink Magnolia

“The perfect transition piece. Pair with a tee underneath on chillier days.”
— Savannah Brown, Triangle assistant manager, Vestique

Grey bodysuit, $32
Rust jumpsuit, $54
Hat, $22
Earrings, $18
From Vestique

The waffle knit trend is everywhere this year, but you’ve never seen it like this — slightly cropped with balloon sleeves and a keyhole opening in the back — perfect for showing off a strappy lace bralette! Throw it over a pair of denim shorts or a skirt for spring’s cool nights.”
— Cady Howe, manager/buyer, Pink Magnolia Boutique

Lace bralette, $34
Key to my Heart waffle sweater, $49
Hammered pendant necklace, $32
from Pink Magnolia
Articles of Society flare jeans, $69.50
From Swagger Boutique

“Neon is having a major moment this season and pairs perfectly with a tan. The envelope skirt is super flattering. Dress down this look with a jacket.”
— Savannah Brown, Triangle assistant manager, Vestique

Key West dress, $46
Medallion necklace, $22
From Vestique

Spring’s mantra: “Jumpsuits, jumpsuits, jumpsuits.”
— Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Angela, left:
Black halter jumpsuit, $48,
from Bella Mei
Tassel earrings, $21,
from Swoon

“This floral jumpsuit is super comfortable, and the fit is great. Ladies think they can’t wear it, then they put it on, and I hear, ‘OMG, I can’t believe this works for me!’”
– Dawn Hill, owner, Bella Mei Boutique

On Maddie:
Floral off-the-shoulder
jumpsuit, $48
Tassel earrings, $12
Adventures in Bloom
hand-stamped necklace, $21.99
From Bella Mei
Slides, $28 (on floor)
From Vestique

“Talk about this season’s top trends all wrapped into one dress: ruffles, knots, flutter sleeves and draped fabrics! Feminine looks and details are back, and we couldn’t be happier about it!
— Vanessa Boyd, owner, Swoon Boutique

Knot-front dress, $48, from Swoon
Kendra Scott earrings, $55
From Bless Your Heart
Metallic platform shoes, $48
From Pink Magnolia


Special thanks to the Leslie-Alford-Mims House and Themeworks for the beautiful venue and props.

Leslie-Alford-Mims House
100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs
(919) 728-0808
mimshousenc.com

Themeworks
1125 Capital Blvd., Raleigh
(919) 833-7900
themeworkscreative.com

Special thanks to Reina Lawrence of Artisan Hair Cary for hair styling.

Artisan Hair
5039 Arco St., Cary
(919) 694-5755
artisanhaircary.com

Models Maddie Wright and Angela Centeno are with Directions Model & Artist Management in Greensboro.

3922 West Market St., Greensboro
(336) 292-2800
directionsusa.com

Shop the Trends

Bella Mei Boutique
514 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina
(919) 892-3222
bellameiboutique.com

Bless Your Heart Boutique
636-A Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs
(919) 586-7943
blessyourheartnc.com

Something You Boutique
511 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina
(919) 557-9984
somethingyou.com

Swoon Boutique
2112 Werrington Drive, Holly Springs
(919) 586-7003
heartswoon.com

Pink Magnolia Boutique
Park West Village
3021 Village Market Place, Morrisville
(919) 561-1769
Parkside Town Commons
1205 Parkside Main St., Cary
(919) 518-5532
lovepinkmagnolia.com

Swagger Boutique
2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 503, Cary
(919) 858-5884
shopswaggernow.com

Vestique
Park West Village
2004 Market Center Drive, Morrisville
(919) 377-2917
vestique.com

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