All signs point to the fact that spring found its way into summer and then started conquering fall as well, because floral prints and patterns will be the focal point of our wardrobes, predominantly dresses. A wide-cut midi dress is perfect for a bit of vintage vibe, which never hurts. While this type of dress is certainly noticeable, and our first instinct may be that they’re difficult to wear, we can actually tone them down quite nicely with a denim or leather jacket.
Top pieces definitely include a floral blazer (even better, if it’s longer) and jeans with floral appliques, which can be found just about everywhere. These are some of the pieces that will play an important role this season and form a unique style, if you keep in mind that there will also be an abundance of velvet, ankle boots and denim … Enough to achieve a full-on flower-power effect. Too much of everything? Not really, because these are very fresh and welcome combinations. There will be almost no black this season, even though it always remains part of the winter wardrobe.
So, how do we style florals? Most importantly, wear them confidently, and with an attitude. Even if they’re oversized, there are still pieces, which can bring them down a notch. That said, you should consider the size of the print, if you are plus size, because they can visually widen you. Another option is a floral pattern on a black base, which is less demanding and not as loud. Don’t forget the bag, it can also be embelished with flowers, and so can shoes or sandals. Opting for floral accessories is actually quite a smart trick, if you’re not the most enthusiastic about floral garments. I am all for a maxi floral dress, because it’s Boho and brings back summertime memories; and it’s perfect or autumn days with a denim or leather jacket.
A wave of florals is coming our way and I believe we’re ready!
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“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Miranda Priestley’s famed catty retort from The Devil Wears Prada may live on in infamy, but its been proven false time and time again.
While the floral print trend has been in full bloom for as long as we can remember, Fall brought with it oversized floral motifs that even included 3D designs.
For those less willing to live in bloom all season long, the floral trend still continues from previous years with printed pants, mini-dresses, skirts, and everything else retailers can put a flower on.
Florals are all about having fun with fashion and embracing the joy and romance of spring. Perhaps this is why the floral trend is one that just won’t go away.