Blooming Beauties: Celebs with Flower Accessories

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Blooming Beauties: Celebs with Flower Accessories
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Florals are a perennial summer pattern, but that's not the only way you can play with flowers this season. From purses to headbands like actress Kirsten Dunst's, flower accessories are showing up everywhere from the red carpet to the office. "As we all shed the dark layers of winter, we're craving something fresh and fun," says Gretta Monahan, Boston-based style expert for "The Rachel Ray Show." "Nothing says spring like beautiful flowers, so it's only natural that this trend is popular."

Vintage-Style Jewels
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Vintage-Style Jewels

If a tiny taste of flowers is all you want to start with, Monahan says “Mad Men”-era flower earrings, like the rhinestoned pair singer Adele is wearing here at the Grammy Awards, are a popular look. “Look for vintage -- or vintage-looking -- flower earrings in bright colors to perk up your look in a unique way,” Monahan suggests.

Delicate Headbands
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Delicate Headbands

Flower headbands aren’t just for little girls anymore, as actress Dianna Agron proves here at an event in New York City. Just make sure not to pair one with too many additional flower accessories or patterns, Monahan says. “No one want to look like a walking bouquet, so choose one area to accentuate with the flower or floral trend and leave it at that.”

Real Beauty
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Real Beauty

Fabric floral headbands add a cute, feminine look to any hairstyle, but sometimes faux isn't the way to go. Instead, opt for a band of real flowers woven together, like the singer Katy Perry wears here at an event in Thermal, California. Go dainty with small buds and simple updo, or make a big statement by creating a headband full of larger or colorful blossoms to pull back flowing locks.

An Extra Sparkle
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An Extra Sparkle

Whether simple or statement-making, a flower brooch can take any outfit to the next style level. Add it to a summer shift dress or use it to bring a little extra oomph to a plunging neckline, like actress Cobie Smulders does here at a movie premiere in Hollywood. Monahan says you can also use a flower brooch as a hair pin or attach it to your favorite summer tote for a little sparkle.

A Chic Statement
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A Chic Statement

Statement necklaces are timeless wardrobe essentials that can lend a major dose of style to every look. And when you opt for a version with flowers on it -- like the necklace Christina Applegate shows off here at the Golden Globe Awards -- it can brightens up everything from your everyday summer tank and shorts to a sexy, flowing maxi dress.

Exotic Beauty
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Exotic Beauty

You don’t have to be poolside in Hawaii to make the flower-in-the-hair look work for you. Get a style like actress Keri Russell’s, seen here at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, by pulling curled or wavy hair into a loose, low bun and pinning either a real or faux flower behind one ear. Add to the delicate and feminine look by pairing it with a flowing maxi or little lace dress.

Pinned Back and Pretty
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Pinned Back and Pretty

Updos and headbands aren't the only way to add a hint of flowers to your hairstyle. Change up the look by keeping hair down and pinning back one side with a real or faux flower, like actress Niecy Nash does here at the 2012 Los Angeles Women's Expo. Create a deep side part, and go for waves in a romantic, retro or relaxed, beachy style, using the flower to pull back hair on the same side as your part.

From Head to Toe
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From Head to Toe

Draw attention from head to toe with a pair of flower-patterned or adorned shoes. Monahan suggests pairing floral-printed sneakers with a summer mini or maxi, and you can also throw on a pair of heels with the pattern, like actress Elizabeth Banks does here at an event in Beverly Hills. If all-over florals on your shoes is too much for your taste, a flower shoe clip can spice up a pair of flats or sandals, Monahan suggests.

Around the Middle
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Around the Middle

Every woman loves to look slimmer, and cinching in your favorite dress or top with a flower-adorned belt -- like the one actress Emma Stone wears here at a movie premiere in Hollywood -- is an easy way to do it. If you can’t find a version with a flower pin or appliqué already attached, clip a brooch to a plain leather or fabric belt.

In the Bag
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In the Bag

Perk up your spring and summer style with a flowery clutch, hobo or tote. Try an embroidered version, like the one actress Elle Fanning carries here at an event in Beverly Hills. Can’t find a floral-patterned purse that catches your eye? Tone it down by going for a bag with a few appliqué flowers here and there, or try tying a small floral scarf to one handle to brighten up a neutral bag.

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