Flower Power: Go Wild with Florals This Season
It’s that time of year again when everyone’s wardrobes are in full bloom, with the quintessential spring trends depicted in a variety of ways, from pretty florals to abstract prints. It’s pretty clear that florals will always be a go-to textile for designers’ spring and summer collections, as demonstrated by the season’s fashion shows back in September, but like any other recurring fad or pattern, sometimes we’re left in a rut that have us playing safe with our floral pieces. Fashion is all about innovation, and while flower prints will never look inappropriate in the warmer months, we should embrace more experimentation with the pattern.
Floral fabrics are often created in a feminine, delicate manner that may stunt you in terms of going bold with the trend, though the soft aesthetic can definitely be reworked for a touch of unconventionality. According to Lyst, a prominent international retailer that often curates selections by current trends, eccentricity is all the rage and that “florals can, nay, demand to be clashed.”
It’s a bit scary going out of your comfort zone, especially when you’ve got the formula of looking cute in florals down. There’s clearly nothing wrong with going down the romantic, feminine route, but it’s about time that we all learned how to be flexible with flower prints to add new life to the trend.
Here are a few outfit ideas that will surely inspire change in your wardrobe:
1) A white dress with black floral border print paired with moto boots
A number like this definitely outside of the garden variety we usually expect from floral items. Match it with black moto boots to add a rocker chic twist
2) Mixed prints
No worries if you don’t actually own any bold floral prints, as you have plenty of other options to work with. You can either pair your different floral items together, such as a midi skirt and blouse, or treat stripes as a neutral garment to match with flower bottoms as pictured above.
3) Add a belt for cohesion
Some prints may not work as well as your florals, but a belt works amazingly well in adding unity in conflicting patterns.