Blame it on the old swing of the fashion pendulum, it is in full motion and moving directly away from all things minimalism. Catch ya later black, white and denim. The world is getting a whole lot more colourful care of the optimistic return of the floral print. Zimmerman might have a little something to do with it; forever the pioneers of pretty, Zimmermans move over to New York Fashion Week has cemented them as high fashion trend setters and we are happily following suit (floral of course!).
The floral trend is splashing itself onto boots, bikinis and even brolleys… yes you can wander the streets looking like a darling bud from above, although let’s all cross our fingers that this rain is well and truly gone by the end of the week!
To make the most of the floral return, here are 5 floral pieces you need in your life going into summer and how to wear them without looking like you wandered into Floriade and tripped over in the flower beds.
Have fun with a floral swimsuit, the more fun the better. Think ruffles, pops of colour and a myriad of prints. There is no risk of overdoing it when it comes to a floral swimsuit – with so much skin on show, you won’t look like an over the top flower but rather a beautiful little beach bud. Add an oversized straw hat or wicker bag (THE bag of the season) and you are styled to go.
While some argue summer is not the time to don an ankle boot, the floral versions disagree. Add a floral boot to a tea dress to embrace the trend full force or pair with a simple pair of denim cut offs and a white shirt. Let the boots do the talking.
Go short and embroidered for a modern twist or opt for a floaty, long and printed style. The tea dress, as well as the wrap dress, are having a big moment and there are floral prints aplenty in just about every retail store imaginable.
Perfect for the minimalist, a floral bag adds just the right amount of playfulness to a simple, chic outfit. No need to go too wild, just a sprinkling of blooms on a cute cross body bag is all you need.
Who knew floral pants could be so chic? Have some fun with florals and look for an unexpected item. This could be an amazing, exuberant pair of floral pants, a full length kimono or even a crazy hat. Ensure you keep everything else simple, elegant and understated. Think tropical resort meets divine dining in the French Riviera. This blooming beauty is getting straight off the plane and heading straight to the pool bar.
Written by Kimberley Sara from The Style Side
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