Nineties sitcom, Blossom, may have been named after its leading lady, but the it-girl everyone wanted to mimic was Six, her adventurous and fashionably-explicit best friend. Her style moved as quickly as her mouth, inspiring teens and tweens worldwide as they shopped the racks of Contempo Casuals.
Although references are often made to Blossom's infamously large, boldly decorated hats, fans of the show know that her style would be nothing without influence from her bestie. Today, girls are still dressing to impress boys the way Six did when trying to nab the attention of Joey.
Everyone's favorite hat-accessory in 1992 was the clip-on flower. Twenty years later, mainstream stores are carrying them again. As I don't condone latching one to the front of your sun-hat, I do have other fun tips.
A silk flower could look great clipped to the waistband of your denim cut-off shorts. (Placing it near the pelvic bone is always the most flattering.) You could also clip one to your summer purse or beach bag. Attach it to the brim of the bag, where the handle connects. Another fun look is achieved by simply clipping one to a hair-tie and wearing it on your wrist. This wristlet looks great layered with chunky wooden bangles.
Collect fake flowers in all your favorite colors, and the opportunities are endless. Use them to match your lip-color, or even use a black one to add an edge to a girly summer outfit. Watch Fashion Star on NBC to see how I incorporated them into the contestants' runway looks. You may even spot a few when Jessica Simpson entertains the audience with an exciting runway show of her Spring collection. With the help of Jessica and her killer team, I made flower clips from tropical silk flowers. We cut off the stems, secured metal barrettes with a hot glue gun, and sent them off to the stage!
Just one trip to Michael's craft store and you might catch the eye of your very own Joey Lawrence.