Posted on May 25 2014
I'm so excited Spring is finally in the air. The outdoor food court in our neighborhood is setting up for the season. Young people, impervious to the still-chilly air, walk around in shorts and sleeveless shirts. There are many signs that it's finally here! And that means it's time to look at one of spring's biggest trends. Spring's floral bouquet in fashion means lovely Liberty-like prints and bold, beautiful statements. It's pastel and it's bright. We have so much to choose from, I'm like a kid in a candy store! I hope you'll join me on my search for some of the smartest-looking, loveliest, trending spring florals.
Sweet Pea Irish Linen Dress
Chien Coature is one of my favorite designers in dog wear, and this lovely, bold and pastel floral print looks crisp, is well-made and very beautiful. Designer Rebecca Bissi used the finest Irish linen, lined the piece in white Ultrasuede, and created a matching, dazzling Diva Dangle that hangs from the harness ring. It is removable, but why would you want to take it off? To own a Rebecca Bissi/Chien Coature design is to own a piece of art. My Sophie has a stunning necklace Rebecca made for her, and I find myself creating as many occasions as I can for her to wear it! Bissi's Sweet Pea collection includes matching leashes, harnesses and other items, so you could coordinate other pieces if you desired. Just lovely!
Vintage-Inspired Floral Chiffon Blouses
For the feminine girl, these floral chiffon blouses feature vintage-y prints and a great color palette. I also love the crystals and pearls strategically placed by Diamonds in the Ruff Ruff's Madelaine Saia, the satin and the lace embellishments. Whether you are drawn to a pink and black rose motif, violet and grey tiny floral print or pastels, there is a top for your pup. And you won't see every other princess wearing these. They look and are different. That's also why I love them!
Kona Beach Bright Blue Hawaiian Shirt
There are Hawaiian-inspired shirts aplenty online, but this is authentic Hawaiian dog wear, designed by a Hawaii-based company called Luna Blue. I love this brand because they bring a sense of style to the Hawaiian top or dress and imbue their designs with authentic Hawaiian culture. These shirts are for boys or girls, but look extremely smart on the little boys. They are also cut high enough on the belly, so those who might be a bit messy when doing their business, won't soil it. The Kona Beach top comes in several colors, as do wonderful, beachy shifts and very cool harnesses, with eye-catching trims. The fabric is 100% cotton and the motifs come from Hawaiian heritage. A super choice for lounging around or going to the beach or pool.
A bright, fun vest that works for both boys and girls. Handmade from fine quality cotton, this sunny daffodil yellow vest is embroidered with colorful flowers and honey bees, and finished with a cute cornflower blue, honey bee patterned bow ties. Velcro closures and D ring for easy leash attachment. A real Spring statement.
Florals are fun and a great way to get into the Spring spirit. This is just a sampling, but there are lots to choose from. Is your pup going to be rockin' one of Spring's hottest trends?
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