Prints for Spring! (That Aren’t Florals)

…Not to knock florals, of course. I love florals just as much as the springtime shopper, crawling out from the depths of their wintertime cave. In fact, I disagree highly with Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada when she utters this world-famous piece of cinematic sarcasm:


Florals are groundbreaking all the time. Also, there are so many floral prints in the world – it is damn near impossible to run out of interesting possibilities. For instance, those featured on The Love Bug Dress seem to nod to Elizabeth Taylor, Donna Summer, and the Bedroom Decor from The Golden Girls (this is a compliment) all at once. The Java Skirt references botanical diagrams.

Despite the fact that we love florals, however, today I am going to highlight some non-florals, which are less abundant in springtime fashion, but fruitful here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love!

Speaking of fruit and fruitfulness, let’s talk about food fabrics, including this darling blouse from PepaLoves, which showcases actual drawn fruit! The Denim Fruits Shirt has the ability to make wearing denim-on-denim look fresher than ever. Its structured silhouette would also look darling in contrast with a flowing solid color maxi skirt.


Compliment your fruit shirt with some leafy green sandals – The Switch Over Sandals are a great way to wear your favorite plant!



Polka Dots are a classic for any season, especially when referencing vintage fashions. Were you never able to have the extravagant sweet sixteenth birthday party of your dreams when you were younger? Have you always wanted to emulate The Original 1950s Barbie Doll, but were never offered the resources? Your wildest dreams can be fulfilled in The Hannah Dress from Voodoo Vixen, available in-store!



Polka dots are a crowd favorite – an international sensation of a print. In Providence, however, we like to get a little bit more freaky with our iconography. Our cryptids, creatures, monsters, and freaks are cherished deeply by our community, as demonstrated in The Cryptid Legging from local funky/freaky designer Pretty Snake! Monsters featured in this print include Sasquatch, Loch Ness Monster, Abominable Snowman, Thunder Bird, Bat Boy, all illustrated by Julian Farmar-Bowers!



Wearable illustrations are a blast, and so are wearable paintings! The Brush Strokes Dress is strikingly reminiscent of a used paint palette with gorgeous primary/secondary colors and an 80s casual silhouette. Eat your heart out, Jem and the Holograms!


All of these lovely printed looks are available in-store at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love! Linked looks, and more, are available online at our website! Knock yourselves out, #queenofheartsbabe <3. No matter what your chosen print, you *are* groundbreaking!


About Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

Queen of Hearts est. 2006, a fashion boutique featuring cool, covetable jewelry, amazingly adorable dresses, and uniquely perfect accessories. Queen of Hearts also has a large lifestyle, gift and bath & body section. Located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Providence, RI. We have a little sister! Her name is Modern Love est. 2010. She’s a sleek, modern lifestyle store with a gorgeous selection of jewelry and accessories for you and your home. Carrying lines such as Herschel, Brixton, Fjall Raven, Orla Kiely, Paddywax, Crow Canyon and more. Not only do we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service but, also provide complimentary gift wrapping for all your holiday gifts and treasures. We are also a dog-friendly shopping destination, year-round! We welcome you to step into our cozy, uniquely curated boutique where everyone is welcome. We are open every day!We love to see your beautiful face in person, but if you can't make it visit our new online shop at! Hours: Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
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