Eva Mendes wears floral-print dress from Free People while running errands. Photo: X17online.com

Never got your invitation to this year's White House Easter Egg Roll? Neither did we. Instead, we'll be heading to a big brunch with family and friends -- not a bad substitute! But while a stop in our nation's capital isn't on the agenda this holiday, we've taken inspiration from the First Lady's knack for mixing and matching colorful, feminine separates. So for this week's installment of The Weekender, we've put together a pretty spring look to wear to whatever Easter gathering you may be attending. Bonnet optional!

Style Tips:

Dress: Why not get decked out this holiday? Though there's still a chill in the air, we'll be donning a universally flattering shift dress in a graphic floral pattern - a tribute to the season of re-birth and renewal. Fortunately, florals are easy to find this season: a multitude of designers sent them down their runways and the pattern has been produced at every price level.

Cardigan: A blush pink boyfriend cardigan will take care of that chill. This rosy hue complements the reds in the dress and will also pair nicely with denim, for a relaxed, comfortable look later on.

Flats: It's important to stay mobile in case an egg hunt should arise - plus, you don't want heels sinking into the grass during any outdoor activity. These ultra-versatile flats will keep you on your feet. Bonus: if you buy them in a color that matches your skin tone, they'll elongate the leg when worn with a skirt or dress.

Belt: Wear it over the open cardigan and it will add back a waistline and keep your overall look feminine, and a touch more put-together.

Happy shopping, and Happy Easter!