Monday, June 13, 2011

Bridal Showers Bring Bright Flowers...errr Floral Prints!

My lovely friend Laura was my first official client, and I'm so excited to share the outfits I styled for her! This summer, she has several bridal showers to attend, all at different venues, so I spent about an hour pulling different pieces and composing the looks you see below.

For the country club shower:

This look, while conservative, has bright colors that keep it interesting. The tangerine top Laura is wearing is actually a dress that no longer fits her, so I had her tuck it under the fuchsia pencil skirt to make it look like a cute tank. This is a great way to keep clothes when you no longer like the silhouette. Just disguise it! We paired the top and skirt with simple accessories, heels and a cardigan that add sparkle without taking away from the bright pink and orange combo.

Laura's outfit from head to toe: vintage inspired floral earrings and crystal bead and thread necklace from Ann Taylor Loft, tangerine dress and fuchsia skirt from J.Crew, beige cardigan from H&M, Michael Kors gold watch, and nude sandals from Banana Republic

For the restaurant shower:

Laura is dressed a bit edgier for this occasion in a bright floral pattern dress that you can't miss! This silhouette is perfect for summer with it's flowy three-quarter length sleeves. The cinched waist shows off Laura's figure without being skin tight and too revealing.

A tip on how to choose accessories for this type of pattern is to forget about matching your accessories to one or two colors from the dress. Have fun with it and pick a color that compliments the colors instead! I chose the turquoise earrings to contrast against her blonde hair, a gold snake skin belt to brighten up the dress and add texture to the outfit, and a peach floral ring to keep in theme with the floral pattern without matching one color. I couldn't resist adding the bright pink pumps to top off the outfit, but since the other colors of accessories are relatively tame, the pink adds a flirty feel to the look.

Laura's outfit from head to toe: turquoise drop earrings from Imelda's Closet (comparable to Francesca'sRebecca Taylor floral tunic dress, gold snake skin belt from J.Crew, peach floral cocktail ring from Forever 21, and pink pumps from H&M.

Notes of the appointment:
  • Everything Laura is wearing is from her own closet. I want my clients to use what they have rather than feel the need to go out and buy a new wardrobe.
  • I took about an hour and twenty minutes styling the looks and taking the photos. Styling appointments don't have to take all day and shopping appointments can be scheduled separately.
  • We had a blast! Thanks for letting me peruse your closet Laura!


  1. I love these outfits Katie! Laura, you look fantastic!

  2. She looks great! Love the colorblocking!

  3. I love the color-blocking! The orange and purple look great together!