Get your spring on

A fresh spin on a romantic style
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Photos by Greg Hollar

“Primavera” roughly translates as “first spring.” It’s the first true full season of the Gregorian calendar; the first appearance of buds on trees. It’s also the first chance for flowers to bloom. If flowers aren’t synonymous with May and June, then what is? 

Hair garlands may conjure up images of storybook fairies and ’70s hippies, not to mention the crowds at Coachella. But lately, models and celebrities have been putting a fresh spin on the romantic style that goes beyond the flower crown, just in time for the summer festival season. 

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See Beyoncé, who wove fresh roses into a sleek Heidi braid. Witness a sun-kissed Victoria Beckham highlighting her new chop with a delicately knotted wreath of daisies strung around her soft waves. Basking in an open field, Mariacarla Boscono paired a ribbed shirt and white Carhartt overalls with a single yellow daisy, tucked neatly behind the ear. Alexa Chung took a similar approach by slipping an orange-hued bloom—snagged from a bellini—into her textured long bob. 

For this issue, we paired up with local floral designer Nicole Beyrle of I Do Wedding Flowers. Front and center, the avant-garde gold crown topper features a fair amount of greenery in the form of eucalyptus, baker fern, variegated pittosporum, and bear grass. Beyrle doubled down on the drama with air plants, including tillansdia ‘Raspberry Rubra’. 

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Aside from hair, wondering what to wear this spring? You’re not alone. As the warm sun begins to peek out from behind the clouds, we are all reckoning with what our springtime looks will be. The simplest answer is a statement dress. Whether in a bright floral or a bold stripe, a statement dress is a one-piece pick-me-up for any springtime wardrobe. Thanks to the wide variety available in stores, pulling together a polished and stylish look has never been easier. 

Take it from the stylish women in Copenhagen, New York, and Paris, who ruled their local fashion weeks’ street-style in modest minis, fashion-girl midis, and edgy shirt dresses. The lesson is that an eye-catching frock is the coolest and chicest way to feel put together while exerting a minimal amount of effort. Simply pair with your favorite shoes of the season, top it off with a transitional jacket, and you’ll be good to go into summer. 

See Beryl’s portfolio at idoweddingflowers.co. 

Categories: Current Issue – Dialed In, Gardening, Grow, Style, Tanvi Asher

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