How to Wear Floral Prints in the Fall

We’re used to seeing florals in the spring and summer, but in the last couple of years, beautiful blooms have been popular in Autumn too. Here’s the latest on what’s trending and some tips on how to look modern in floral prints this fall.

Navy Velvet Floral Print Dress


1. Look For Rich Fabrics

We’re all used to spring florals in light, floaty fabrics,  and sure there’s still some of those around during the fall, but you also want to be on the lookout for more substantial, more luxurious fabrics that look gorgeous in a floral print.

For example, this luxurious velvet wrap dress with the perfectly placed poppies is beautiful and bewitching. Wear it with Oxblood sandals and a blush bag, and you have a chic look that transitions you into cooler weather.

Blue ruffled floral print top with blakc leggings and bone clored suede cowboy booties

2. The more Exotic the Floral the Better

Small, sweet, soft, pastel-colored wildflowers are suitable for summer, but come fall big; bright exotic blooms are where it’s at. You’ll find lots of feminine tops and blouses in high contrast combinations such as black or navy mixed with bright red, blue, and gold. A high contrast mix and the oversized blooms give fall florals a more dramatic, edgy feel.

Red Fall Floral Print Jumpsuit

3. Don’t Feel Limited by Black

Some gals say they have no interest in fall floral prints because they look washed out in black.  I, for one, must admit that when the dark florals look first took off,  it seemed rather goth. But the good news is dark florals have evolved, and now we’re seeing the most beautiful floral prints set against many other deep, dark backdrops like navy, purple, and even this gorgeous brick shade, above.

I love the fresh combo of brick and navy in this pretty fall jumpsuit.  This is a lovely way to get a dark floral look without drowning in black.

Black and Gray Fall Floral Print Jeans with gray sweater and tassel earrings styled by Fabulous After 40 | Deborah Boland


4. Think Strategically about where to Place Florals

Spring florals, Fall florals…they’re both prints, which means that wherever you place them on your body, that’s where all eyes are going to focus.  So, if you have a big bust (and a regular  bottom), don’t wear a busy floral top. Wear floral jeans instead. On the other hand, if you are tiny up top and large on the bottom, by all means, wear a flowery fall top but wear a dark solid dark color on the bottom to minimize your bottom half.

5. Consider Scale

Another thing to think about when choosing the perfect fall floral print is size. If you are petite, a huge floral or a floral print with the florals spaced wide apart will overwhelm your frame. Stick to small or medium floral prints to look your best. Plus size? Stay away from teensie flowers, which will only exaggerate your larger size.

Do you like Fall florals, or are florals still a seasonal thing in your head? Check back tomorrow for another post in my series…


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