Florals are blooming on clothes, accessories and in home décor.
In Seattle, we don’t need to wait for April showers to bring May flowers. Daffodils and tulips are emerging now, bringing colorful renewal to our landscapes.
And you don’t have to leave that energy outdoors. Big, bright florals are back in vogue on everything from clothing and accessories to home goods, large and small. Here are a dozen ways to add some of that flower power to your home and wardrobe this spring.
Anthropologie Sissinghurst Castle Dinnerwear ($12–$24 per piece at Nordstrom). Make every meal feel like a fancy garden party with these vibrant, hand-painted plates, bowls and teacups. Find them at Nordstrom, which just started carrying an array of Anthropologie Home items.
Pottery Barn Hummingbird Reversible Duvet Cover ($99–$129). Want to wake up to the sight of hummingbirds all around? This pretty duvet lets you do just that, with blooms, butterflies and birds on a gray background on one side and the same print on a bright white background on the other side.
Crate & Kids Yellow Floral Rug ($299–$799 at crateandbarrel.com). This gorgeous 100 percent wool rug is part of Crate & Barrel’s new kids line, but we think it would be perfect in any room of the house. White floral patterns literally pop off the yellow field, creating visual and textural interest.
Sisters Gulassa Cyrille Wallpaper ($128 a roll at anthropologie.com). Make a real statement on an accent wall, in a powder room or behind the bed with this painterly pattern sure to bring joy and energy to a space.
Fleur du Mal Printed Long Sleeve Pajama Top ($234 at fleurdumal.com). It’s called a pajama top, yes, but it shouldn’t be relegated to the bedroom. This silk stunner, featuring dramatic blooms on a black background, can be worn to the office, on a date or layered over or under an array of items to create instant drama.
Tommy Bahama Madeira Blooms Silk Kaftan ($225 at tommybahama.com). Break out the beach vibes any time with this locally designed flowy silk kaftan that can be worn as a dress, tunic or super-elegant swimsuit cover-up. Take it on vacation, of course, but also wear it in the city for easy-breezy style.
Good Man Brand Indigo Floral Shirt ($168 at thegoodmanbrand.com). Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s smart line of menswear includes this summer-ready, short-sleeve button-down with a graphic cherry-blossom-inspired print.
Gibran Sash Tie Tropical Trousers ($48 at Gibran, Phinney Ridge, and gibranhamdan.com). Try on the paper-bag-waist trend with these locally designed pants with a moody floral print. Pair them with a simple white tee, or try out pattern mixing by sporting them with a striped or checked button-down.
Herschel Retreat Youth Backpack in Blueprint Breakers ($60 at herschel.com). Botanicals, pineapples and surfers adorn this new print from the Vancouver backpack maker. The youth-size pack is perfect for kids or those who need a small but sturdy grab-and-go bag.
Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Triple Decker Juliet Floral ($70 at keds.com). The combination of classic Keds slip-ons and Rifle Paper Co.’s pretty florals makes for one of the best annual collaborations. This year’s prints are as gorgeous as ever, with a big, bold floral on a 1-inch platform shoe that looks as good with jeans as it does with a sundress.
Sophie Bille Brahe Diamond Croissant Amelia Right Single Earring ($2,860 at Twist, downtown). Wear florals in an edgier way with this single crawler that features a flower of white diamonds set into 18K gold. Wear it with a single diamond stud in the other ear for an of-the-moment look at all your spring and summer formal occasions.
Radley Raven Hendrix Pocket Square ($30 at radleyraven.com). Add a pop of floral color to a blazer with this trippy, made-in-Seattle pocket square cut from vintage cotton. Flower power, indeed.