In Bloom

Start updating your wardrobe and your house for spring with these fun, floral pieces

  • Floral Foot Forward:
    Floral print apparel can be overwhelming, but flowers on footwear are irresistibly feminine and just plain fun. Heels ($695), by Manolo Blahnik, from Neiman Marcus, 612-339-2600,
  • Necessary Accessory:
    Just one bud can be all you need to step up basics. Try a brooch or button on a bag or coat lapel. Magnetic button ($128), by Detra Kay, from StyledLife, Galleria, 952-928-8888,
  • Classic Yet Modern:
    You’ll see an emphasis on bright pinks and reds with touches of nature-y green in floral prints for spring. Petula dress ($138), by Lilly Pulitzer, from Melly, Galleria, 952-929-9252,
  • Full Bloom:
    Beyond prints, look for large, sculptural flowers built into accessories such as this bag. Handbag ($78), by Big Buddha, from Patina, five metro locations 612-872-0880,
  • Write Stuff:
    Carry the trend to the office with vibrant floral print paper to liven up your desk. Journal ($12.95), by Mudlark, also from Patina
  • Blossoming Decor:
    Poppies make a fresh statement at home (and there’s no watering required). Ceramic wall hanging ($225), by Twin Cities artist Susan Piazza, from Three Rooms, Galleria, 952-926-1774
  • Flower Power:
    Yes, men, this floral trend includes you. Balanced with a stripe, the effect is suitably strong. Men’s shirt ($95), from Hammer-Made, Galleria, 952-681-2534,

Gardening may be premature, but now’s the time to plant the seeds for spring updates. There’s no surer sign of the season than floral prints, and this year they’re bright, bold, and popping up everywhere from home décor to accessories to apparel for women and men. That’s the power of the flower.