Style File: Ladylike

With pastel blooms popping up everywhere and temperatures that are perfect for flirty, but not skimpy, outfits, spring is the perfect time to don a ladylike ensemble. While we love conventionally spring-appropriate florals and sherbet shades, there’s no need to abandon a more modern sensibility when picking out a feminine look. Trendy color schemes (think pops of neon) and chic patterns (like mod black-and-white checks) become instantly ladylike when seen on more traditionally girlish silhouettes, like full skirts, midi dresses, and delicate collared blouses. Whether you’re a ruffles-and-flowers sort of girl or someone who favors a more avant garde style, a ladylike outfit is something anyone can pull off!

Clockwise from top left:

This knee-length floral coat is the epitome of ladylike style! (image)

Fashion blogger, Jacey of Damsel In Dior adds a bit of edge to her simple floral dress with sleek silver pumps. (image)

A fitted white dress, classic black pumps and hot pink lips is a simple way to take this trend to the office. (image)

Neon accents and classically chic black-and-white add a modern edge to this feminine full skirt. (image)

A prim coat and monotone floral dress make for an extra fashionable ladylike outfit. (image)

A cut-out adds a slight edge to this pastel lace look. (image)

Bright white, and a below-the-knee length, add a trendy flair to a classic professional ensemble (image)

Written by Kate Wong of Striped Cat Studio.

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