Style tips for rocking the floral look
Floral is in season all the time. Floral prints typically bring to mind warm weather, when real blooms grace gardens. Flowers carry a happy connotation. It just feels good to wear floral.
Another reason to follow the floral trend is the versatility of the look. You can find floral pieces in everything from casual athletic gear, to dressy outfits suitable for weddings and formal dinners.
Knowing how to wear floral in general can be just as useful as knowing what type of floral print to wear each season. One factor in pulling off floral is the size of the print. Choose a print similar in size to your frame.
If you have a small frame, opt for a small floral print, as larger flowers might overwhelm your features.
Add a few new floral pieces to your existing wardrobe for each season.
Floral prints are a great way to jazz up your existing wardrobe without buying all new clothes.
Floral bottom pant and top
Stick with one floral piece of clothing in your ensemble so the outfit doesn’t look too busy. If you choose a floral bottom, opt for a solid coloured top.
This lets the one piece take center stage without creating an overwhelming look. Pull colours from the floral print when choosing your coordinating , solid items and the accessories for your outfit.
The print size also affects the overall look for the print. If you want a delicate look, pick a piece with smaller delicate flowers. For a bold look, choose a print with larger flowers with edgy styling and vivid colours.
A three-quarter or short-sleeved dress, gives you some coverage on your arms. If you feel a little chill, pair the dress with a lightweight cardigan or blazer.
Change in weather won’t always allow sleeveless shirts or short skirts always. For those cool days, an ankle length or capri style gives the pants a lighter look more suitable. Pair the pants with a solid flowing shirt for a cool vibe. Top it with a blazer or cute jacket if you need an extra layer of warmth.
If you’re not the biggest fan of full dresses or want more flexibility to offset your floral print, choose a pretty floral skirt instead.
Your best bet is to choose a solid colour to complement the print and bring out one of its key colours. Choose a blouse or three-quarter-sleeved shirt in a light colour for a soft look or a darker colour or neutral that matches one of your skirt’s colours, and pair it with a cardigan in another complementary color to offset it. You can also go with a cami and cardigan.
There’s nothing that says “fun” and “flirty” quite like a cute jumpsuit. A jumpsuit with longer pants gives you a good look without being too chilly.
The floral theme comes in not only clothing but also accessories, giving you even more ways to work flowers into your look. Everything from shoes and purses to jackets and blouses get a playful pop from flowers that seem to pop off the piece.
By: Tope Ojo