One of my passions is vintage. I try to watch the trends in vintage fashion closely because it often tells you what will be popular at retail several seasons later. Two springs ago I started seeing 1980’s Laura Ashley drop waist floral dresses going for really insane prices. All of a sudden it was tough to find them in the usual places and they were being tagged with things like punk and goth. As it often does this street trend trickled up into the designer collections and has been strong for both spring and Fall 2009/Winter 2010. Style blogs like Stylescout and Streetpeeper have showed both vintage and current takes on the trend. Searching Etsy for floralfabrics and themes I found lots of beautiful things but decided to focus on accessories, a beautiful way to update or showcase your fashion floral trend.
Gorgeous bracelets, cuff or charm style from Hollee Costume Jewelry.
One of the great things about these pieces is not only are they fashionable and handmade but they are also made from deconstructed vintage pieces.
Handbags are another place the floral trend is being showcased. PercyHandmade has elegant and sophisticated bags that would update any look. The lace is floral as well as the trim.
Maybe you aren’t the full on floral type? You can still participate in the trend with a strategically placed single bloom. These from Gray Mountain Purseanalities are made from two different types of organza for fullness and texture. Pin them on your jacket, blouse, bag, even your hair for a shot of color.
These handmade trends fit any budget too. The items I have pictured run from $230 to $8 so you can be stylish at any pricepoint. Bring on the fall flowers, and brighten up your winter days!