Karen Walker Spring 2015 Encourages You to Get Your "Eccentric Gardener" On (In Style, Of Course)

"This season, Karen Walker takes us into the posh English countryside and down the garden path of the eccentric horticulturist," begins the program notes for Karen Walker's Spring 2015 collection, "Garden People." The designer was inspired by photographer Valerie Finnis' portraits of "society gardners" in Britain, shot in the decades between WWII and the 1970s. These women would tend their gardens dressed in finery, combining style and functionality with ease.

As a result of this influence, Walker has delivered a fantastic (and fantastically wearable) selection of whimsical floral prints, updated vintage silhouettes, and, of course, to-die-for sunglasses that have a place in any fashionable woman's closet. Read on for a glimpse of the best looks.

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'60s Silhouette

This blue cape pairs wonderfully with the billowing printed sleeves and vintage-style sunnies for which Walker is well known. Nonchalantly elegant.

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Gardening Hat

Your grandma’s scarf-under-hat look, updated.


Modern Separates

This is the new leisure suit, complete with metallic oxfords.

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Mixed Prints

Pile on the florals with textures varying from smooth suede to chunky knit to silk scarf.

Matching 101

Science claims that matching isn’t stylish. Science is wrong.

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Knuckle Duster

Gardening while wearing a multi-finger ring? No problem!

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Floral Pants

Did Karen Walker just make a bucket hat cool?

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Ruffled Denim

The flouncy detail across the front of the dress is all the accessory you need. Plus silver round-framed sunglasses, natch.

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Printed Coat

Make a big statement with a lightweight floral jacket and oversized baby blue purse.

Moody Green Nails

Nail artist Jin Soon Choi of Jin Soon designed a deep, earthy green nail color (due out sometime next spring) to compliment the flowering motif of the clothing.

Tousled English Rose

Each model wore a pink lip shade customized for her individual collection and some variation on a tousled hairstyle.