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Michael Kors spring/summer 2019 look.

We know, we know—florals for spring? How novel. But for spring/summer 2019, designers took a new approach to the fashion favorite in the form of eye-catching color combinations and artistic outlines, perfect for power-clashing together or playing blossom buddies with solids.

For his spring/summer 2019 collection, Michael Kors took to the tropics with floral prints, described by the designer as “painterly,” in highlighter-bright neon hues. Make a statement by wearing the pieces head-to-toe for a bold monoprint look, or use elements to brighten an otherwise staid ensemble.

Playing with florals doesn’t always mean looking to the past—the digital print of this President’s shirt is all modern (perhaps even a touch futuristic). Wear it to the office with trousers and loafers, or pair with shorts and slides to dress up your weekend. Rangi floral print Cuban-collar cotton shirt, $174.

A little bit ’70s, a little bit 17s—as in 1700s—the watercolor flower print on this Gucci skirt was created by A Paris Chez Antoinette Poisson, a trio named after decorative arts patron (and Louis XV mistress) the Marquise de Pompadour. Alsacienne floral-print silk midi skirt, $2,200.

These playful daisy-printed Holiday Boileau swim trunks will transition nicely from the beach to the boardwalk—just add water and sand for the former or a T-shirt and espadrilles for the latter. Printed mid-length swim shorts, $180.

New to the art of face sculpting? The buildable coverage of this Clinique cheek palette makes it exceptionally user friendly; the finely milled formula and soft colors are perfect for creating a lit-from-within radiance. Cheek Pop On-the-Glow trio, $29.50.

In passionate purples and reds—on a pitch-black backdrop, with a pitch-black signature check—the florals on these retro Nikes evoke sultry tropical nights. Men’s Cortez basic floral casual shoes, $75.

Don’t let the name fool you: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is a veritable bouquet of light florals like jasmine and blue wisteria paired with fresh fruity notes, including blackberry, grapefruit, and coconut water. Eau de toilette (1.7 oz), $84.

Get a wedge up on the competition in these chunky, block-heeled platforms, which will elongate your silhouette while wearing on-trend styles such as calf-length, wide-legged pants or midi skirts. Michael Kors Blaire floral leather platform sandal, $795.

This article originally appeared in our June 2019 issue.

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