It’s time to nip in the bud the notion that florals are only associated with a bouquet of words like girly, spring and summer. While they can be delightful and refreshing, florals can also be exotic, mysterious and even unexpectedly charming in the somber parts of the year. You can wear them too, in many other ways other than the classic tried-and-tested ones. If you don’t know how, we recommend trying these few tips for a fresher approach on styling your blooms.
Floral pants with colour block top and shoes
The rule is not to drown yourself in head-to-toe blooms, unless you can really pull it off. Using a pair of floral pants as the focal point, keep the rest of your outfit in solid colours. Doing so will create a sharp cosmopolitan look rather than hippie look. A pair of dark floral jeans from French Connection for example can be well coordinated with a black oversized jumper, ankle boots and even a hat. If you go for a lighter material for the top, try adding a blazer in a solid colour to create a more professional look.
Floral blazer to liven up your office wear
A floral blazer gives a refreshing lift to the usual (but sometimes drab) office attire. It is a subtle touch that can update your everyday work outfit whilst letting you keep the rest of your outfit in the traditional tones of black, white, and grey. Try one that is that not too distracting like the grey jacquard tailored blazer from River Island. You can even wear it outside the office with a simple ensemble of white t-shirt, basic jeans and black ballet flats.
Floral boots with simple shorts or a skirt, and tights
For many people, floral boots are difficult to pull off. That’s because they only see the flamboyant nature of the print and their minds get clouded by just what exactly it is they can wear with them. Rest assured, you can wear them with sleek trousers, dresses, skirts and shorts. Again, keep your look streamlined by leaving the focal point on the floral boots while keeping the rest solid coloured or with one extra element of floral such as jewellery or a subdued print top. The look is best achieved by pairing them with neutrals but you can go bolder with the colours according to your mood. We recommend complementing this pair of ankle floral boots from Django & Juliette with simple shorts, a black top, blazer, a simple necklace and a brown leather bag.
Floral handbag with a light coloured maxi dress
Toting a floral print bag is the easiest way to add a touch of floral to your outfit. During the warmer seasons, wear it with a white or pastel maxi dress, a pair of sandals and perhaps a chic hat. During fall and winter, try picking exotic or wild florals in blacks, rusts, purples and metallic touches for your dark outfits to revive the moody tone of these seasons. Our pick: Ted Baker’s mystic lady tote bag.
For head to toe floral styling shop the collection below.