Dress: Hinge, similar version in long sleeve // Shoes: Steve Madden, also available here // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, also available here // Bracelets: Julie Vos
I’m a true girly girl at heart and live for a floral moment. However, I also steer away from patterns because of their lack of versatility and tendency to be too trendy. Florals are the exception to this rule for a few reasons: florals are naturally occurring, they are timeless, and they look good on anyone.
If I am going to wear a pattern, it is more than likely going to be florals. How many of you are hearing “Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.” in your heads right now? I hope it’s not just me or I will be majorly face palming. Because I fear patterns and stick to the good old flowers, I wanted to share my top tips for wearing florals today. Not everyone likes them or wants to wear them, and I both get and can appreciate that.
One: Pick One Of Two Styles
What does that mean? Florals can come in all sorts of forms, and not all of those are going to look pretty. I personally prefer to stick with large, bright colors or small, more subtle colors when choosing the style of floral. Higher ended designer brands will often use the latter and if you find a well done pattern in that at a great price, grab it! If a smaller floral patter style is more you thing (like the dress I’m wearing) go for subtle colors. I also recommend sticking to only a couple of colors as well to keep it from getting too loud or too busy. The smaller the pattern, the more busy it can get.
Two: Tone Down Your Accessories
Let the florals be your main accessory. This isn’t the time to wear a ton of statement jewels, or a stacked, colorful arm party. I’m all for accessories, they’re my favorite, but if you’re going to be rocking a floral, own it and let it stand on its own. Pearls, diamonds, and daintier jewelry should have their moment now.
Three: But Don’t Be Afraid To Mix Patterns
I know, this goes against what I said above, but stripes and leopard in a bag or shoe can look amazing paired with florals. The pattern should, but does not always need to have at least one similar color. Blue and white stripes and a classic brown and black leopard can match almost everything!
What do you think, do you agree? How do you wear florals? Stay cool in this crazy Summer weather babes!