Florals were one of last season’s strongest trends, and flower power shows no sign of abating for fall 2012. Instead of the faded pastels and neon brights we saw in spring and summer, however, fall florals are something altogether darker and more dramatic. Shades of forest, navy and gold, printed velvet, and semi-sheers are all par for the course—a far cry from your typical blooming dress or blouse. They’re feminine and versatile, but never maudlin or childish. If you were working with this exciting trend, how would you use these pieces to craft an exceptional look?