You can’t say the words “spring and summer fashion” without mentioning florals.
Whether they’re the focal point on a dress or splashed all over a pair of pants, florals are a romantic staple of the season.
You may have it stuck in your head that florals are aging, but this season they’re anything but old lady! They’re bold, bright and sophisticated and will make you look modern and updated. Here’s a few ideas for how to put together a floral outfit that looks fab.
1. Choose a Statement Floral
There are many types of floral that are popular right now including brights, dark florals and pastel florals, but whatever you choose- go bold with your choice. This season the blooms are big and the flowers bold, so any dainty traditional floral patterns you have hanging in your closet from a few years ago just won’t do. ( Too grandma like).
If you find one of the many bright florals in colors like orange and pink seem too loud for you, then go for deeper, richer shades like purple, Emerald, Monaco blue, or even black florals which tone down the girliness of florals.Of course there are always pastels but many of these floral prints get mixed with a bright.
Bright red is always popular color and this Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress would be a great choice. The pattern is bold but not too overpowering and the color -poppy red is vibrant, but not too much because of the black and white florals which tame it. Worn with large simple elegant black earrings, black shoes and a clutch this is a modern, very wearable look for most women.
2. Pair a Floral with a Solid
Love the floral jeans that all so popular right now, but worry they might be too much? Then pair them with a solid top in a single color to pull your look together. Make sure you pick a color that is one you’d find in the floral print of your pants so there is unity and you get a nice long, lean line.
3.Keep it Unpredictable
The way you may be used to wearing pretty florals is to keep your whole look pretty and delicate. For example, a pink, purple and cream floral dress with a matching purple cashmere cardigan and pretty sandals. That’s old lady.
To look modern you need a little edginess to your look. Try a leather jacket over top of your dress or wear a pair of bold, sexy, strappy gladiator heels to make the look slightly more daring.
4. Dont’ Go Overboard with Accessories
Today’s florals are bold and busy. Having some great accessories that match the personality of your print can add to you look but don’t overdo it or you will look like one mixed up mess.
A fab pair of earrings, a chunky bracelet or a single necklace is probably enough. And stay away from very tiny, dainty, dangly jewelry which would be swallowed up by these more modern florals.
Will you be buying florals this spring? Comment below.