Spring is in the air which means flowers are popping up all over the place, especially on the catwalks. Yes, that’s right florals are trending this season and just about every major designer featured key pieces adorned in bold blossoms. And while florals are a mainstay for springtime (nothing new there), this season the blossoms are bigger than ever – literally! Moving on from the small, delicate blooms that were oh so popular last year, 2015 brings us oversized floral prints in bold, eye-catching hues. And while florals are most often known for playing up femininity, this season gets a bit of a masculine twist as we see pieces like blazers and tailored, crop trousers adorned in oversized print. With just about every major brand jumping on the petal power bandwagon, the adaptations of this trend are virtually endless. At Chanel, we saw this trend come alive in the form of brightly colored, oversized blossoms adorning blouses, skirts, trench coats, and even knee-high boots. Ensuring the looks weren’t overpowered by the large floral prints, Karl Lagerfeld incorporated coordinating patterns into the mix by using it in the lining of several pieces. Straying from the uber-feminine looks that are often associated with florals, Thom Browne’s take on the floral trend included numerous tailored silhouettes. And while bold hues were not lacking, the designer also presented looks in pretty pastels and monochromatic color schemes, further proving that this trend is definitely a statement maker. Completely epitomizing spring, Michael Kors’ most recent collection was encompassed with flirty dresses and skirts embellished with big blossoms, all in bold colors. Featuring a cut-out dress and a crop top with a coordinating skirt, the collection proves that the updated florals of 2015 are much edgier than in the past. Ready to let your inner wallflower shine? Taking part in this trend is extremely simple as most women already own floral print pieces. And even though head-to-toe floral is totally in, sporting just one statement-making piece is just as fashionable. Whether paired with denim for a casual day out or with heels for a chic evening look – florals are definitely a must this spring!

– Daniella DiRienzo

The runways of Spring 2015 fashion weeks look hand-picked by a flower child, so it’s safe to say the 1970s will be a huge influence on everyone’s spring/summer 2015 wardrobe. We also noticed several designers pairing these retro looks with a lot of new age Americana-inspired pieces, blending old and new, for the perfect spring/summer wardrobe. Keep an eye out for exciting, bold colors, psychedelic prints, wide-legged or bellbottom jeans, suede jackets, head-to-toe denim, shearling jackets and western-inspired ponchos. These are some of this season’s must-have items.

Some designers, like Katie Eary and Jeremy Scott, translated the trend literally using peace signs, and groovy colors and prints that looked like something only a member of the Brady Bunch – or a really fearless, fashionable guy – would wear. These pieces are fun and daring, but maybe not as easy for the common man to work into his wardrobe. But, Prada, Saint Laurent, Costume National, and many other lines featured great 70s-inspired looks that did not install the trend into the collections quite so literally. These brands paid homage to retro silhouettes, materials, and prints without sacrificing wear-ability.

It’s very easy to enjoy this trend and work it into your existing wardrobe. When choosing a jacket to finish off a casual look with jeans, reach for a suede or denim jacket rather than a more modern or structure piece. Extra points if it featured a shearling collar of lining. Don’t just stick to straight leg or slim fitted pants. Try working in a few options with a loose fit or a flared bottom. Don’t be afraid to invest in a few shirts with a longer collar or floral prints. This trend has already started to take spring by storm, and we don’t see it going anywhere for quite sometime. Can you dig it?

– Dalton Primeaux