Floral is one of my favorite prints to wear once spring comes around.  After long winters full of heavy fabrics & dark colors, I love shedding some layers & wearing patterns that imitate the blooming flowers around me.  However, since I consider my style to be more 'casual' and 'edgy' than feminine, I love adding edgy touches to my floral prints to make my outfits look a bit tough as opposed to super girly.

Add unexpected accessories - Rather than adding a ladylike or girly sandal to this spring dress, I went the opposite route & wore my Michael Kors sandals with thick straps & tons of buckle details.  The juxtaposition of a girly print, like floral, with tough accessories like strappy heels or some bold jewelry, not only dresses down the look as a whole, but also adds edgy vibes to an otherwise girly outfit.

Add a leather jacket - Like I did today, adding a leather jacket makes any outfit tougher, but it especially works when you contrast your leather jacket with girly, twirly, floral dresses

Dress: Cupcakes & Cashmere c/o Shopbop (more items in this print!) | Jacket: c/o BCBGeneration (more leather jackets) | Heels: Michael Kors (flat version) | Lip: Laqa & Co

Again, not only does adding a leather jacket to a floral dress change up the overall look of your outfit, but it also makes it totally modern.  In a day & age where athleisure has become the norm, outfits that have a bit of that 'I-just-threw-this-on' vibe are right on trend.

Michelle Paige

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Meet this week's Start The Week Stylish co-host: Amy from My Life From Home.  Amy is an Ohio based lifestyle blogger and mom of 3 who uses her blog to share affordable fashion finds, home decor tips, holiday crafting ideas & recipes.  Be sure to stop by her blog this week and say hello!

Last week, we loved Adriele from Style Assisted & Roxanne from Glass of Glam's rainy day outfits.

This post is done in partnership with Shopbop.  All thoughts/opinions are my own.