As the spring collections trickle into stores, the first thing you'll notice is that florals have taken centre stage. Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and Prada are a few examples of designers who have their own take on feminine floral prints. It's always nice after a winter spent in bleak and sombre clothing to think of the refreshing colours and patterns that spring offers. And this season is all about florals, florals and more florals. The first word of caution I must give when it comes to sampling this look is that cut and proportion are of infinite importance. Anything too baggy or shapeless will instantly make you look matronly and like you are a wearing a housecoat. Anything too girly or frilly will make you look like a five-year-old in a princess party dress. The key to wearing florals is to ensure that the piece is cut well and that the rest of your ensemble is simple and streamlined. Once the weather starts to get warmer, take a cue from Berg (right) and wear a sheer floral tee with a pair of colourful bottoms. Her look is fun and fresh and easy to replicate. French Connection and Zara already have a few floral tees similar to Berg's, and pieces like this will pop up in more stores in the coming weeks. To complete your look, opt for a pair of coloured jeans instead of shorts while the weather is still cool. H&M has oodles and they are on sale now to boot. I saw a red pair and a turquoise pair that could be fun additions to your wardrobe. If you are willing to splurge a little more, choose a pair from Australian brand Ksubi (available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388). If you'd rather keep your bottoms simple, Shanghai Tang (Pedder Building, Central, tel: 2525 7333) has a selection of shorts in its spring/summer collection with colourful, abstract peony prints that are great for the summer. Another key piece this spring is a floral dress. Besides McCartney's to-die-for designs, there are plenty of other floral dresses that are stylish and won't break the bank. For the spring/summer 2008 season, Penelope and Monica Cruz designed a collection for Mango that includes floral dresses you will want to get your hands on. If you are willing to spend a little more, Shanghai Tang also has a gorgeous sequinned shift dress with an abstract floral print that would look great on the dance floor. If you are still not convinced, there's no need to stock your wardrobe with statement pieces that you may or may not end up wearing. Instead, try a floral silk scarf that you can use to dress up an ensemble of simple colours. Didi (above) is wearing a classic navy blue dress and canvas slip-ons with a light blue silk scarf with a floral print. She manages to touch on the floral trend without looking prissy and that is a feat in itself.