Florals are one of those trends that always come back in style and when they do, always divide people. Some love florals while others, aren’t as enthusiastic. But we’re convinced that there is a floral style out there for everyone, you’ve just got to find your floral fit.
Let it Go
We’ve all got our own pre-conceived ideas of what florals are. For many of us, floral prints were forced upon us, either in dresses by well-meaning family members or just because that was all that was available once you hit a certain size. Whatever style baggage you carry with you about florals, in order to find a way to rock this classic print, you’re going to have to let it go. Free your mind and you’ll be able to discover a floral style that really speaks to you.
Find Your Floral Style
Once you’ve let go of your “floral misconceptions” it’s time to find a fabulous floral pattern that fits your style. While you can flip open a page of a fashion mag for some ideas, there’s also some great inspiration to be found in art magazines or museums. Do you love the soft look of impressionists like Van Gogh, or do you prefer a more dramatic floral? Figure out what prints draw you eye and seek them out.
Pick a Highlight Feature
One thing that is certain about florals, is that they do draw the eye. Make sure you’re directing people where you want them to look by picking a highlight feature you’re proud of. Love your legs? Go for a printed pant. Proud of your upper body? Show it off in a printed blouse. Just make sure not to mix florals unless you’re feeling really adventurous! That’s a look that’s very hard to pull off.
Master the monochrome
A great way of making florals look fresh is to pick up the colours in the pattern and echo them in the rest of your outfit. This gives the look a monochromatic touch which is great for elongating your silhouette and for creating an overall polished look.
When it doubt, do denim
The easiest way to put a fresh spin on florals is to pair them with denim. A pair of jeans gives some much-needed edge to a ladylike floral blouse and a denim jean jacket is the perfect way to add some rebel-appeal to a sweet floral dress. When it comes to pairing florals and denim, the possibilities are endless!
Accessorize with ease
Accessories are another great way to make sure your florals look fashionable, not frumpy. If you like to go bold, feel free to pair a floral blouse with a statement necklace in a similar colour. Or if you’re more into a classic approach, go with a pair of oversize sparkly studs to add a touch of glam to your look.
Be true to you
The most important thing to remember when rocking a floral look is to make it your own. Seek out colours you like and mix and match with pieces you already love in your wardrobe. After all, a new trend is much easier to pull of when you wear it with one of your fashion mainstays.