Hot Floral Prints for Summer

The runways promised that this year would would "bloom" with stylish possibilities galore, and it's safe to say that's been completely true so far. It's impossible to discount the veritably endless array of floral pieces crowding the racks right now. The downside to this beautiful display is that choosing the right floral prints can be a bit of a challenge.

You don't necessarily want to mimic a runway model, whose garb traditionally skews theatrical or, at the very least, not quite "real life" enough to pass muster in your world. But you also don't want to look like a five year old on school picture day. Turns out there is a middle ground, and it can be found in this selection of chic, not-so-garden-variety florals that bring out your inner flower child—with a decidedly grown-up twist.

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