Flaunt those florals!
With floral fashion in full bloom on the runways, how should you transition the trend into real life? Here's everything you need to know to rock the print.
Florals are bight, bold and busy... which means they aren't necessarily the easiest print to pull off. When runway trends show designers layering mismatched florals together until you are convinced your allergies will start kicking in, this not does not make picking an outfit any easier. Here are some foolproof solutions to making florals look tame and controlled but still downright edgy.
Hot floral pieces
Rock the crop top
A boldly flowered crop top is attention grabbing for all the right reasons. When worn with a solid-colored pant, it's not too much and can be appreciated by keeping the bottom simple. (Forever 21, $13)
Short and sweet frocks covered completely in florals are what's most in style right now. All the flowers aren't too much for the delicate cut of the fabric, making it flirty and fun, not drab or over-the-top. (Modcloth, $65)
Hot floral patterns
Think to your grandma's wallpaper floral motif in her bathroom. Yeah, that's the same pattern I'm describing here. Large flowers with really pronounced colors are actually in style right now. And if you can believe it, the best items to wear these prints with are grandma-like blazers, with a pronounced shoulder and long lapel. Trust us, you'll be the hippest grandma in town. (LuLu's, $46)
Deep, romantic rose patterns
These work fabulously in tight, fitted pencil skirts and sexy (but not revealing) cocktail dresses. The pattern is rich and lush, and it looks perfect in deeper shades, like maroon, dark purple or gold. Plus, with shades like these, this type of print will seamlessly take you from fall into colder winter months. (Dorothy Perkins, $39)
Floral sneakers and heels
Delicate petal detail on footwear is still a huge trend this season. To be more subdued, wear this footwear with neutral colors, but to really pack a punch, pair it with a floral top, jeans or both! (Nasty Gal, $55)
Clusters of smashed-up flower heads are currently a pretty hot jewelry piece. It looks best when the flower heads look modeled into one another in a metal, spiky, hardcore necklace. (Wanderlust + Co, $49)
3 Florals to avoid
- Floral blouses with the shoulders cut out
- Maxi skirts
- Flower headbands