Everybody seemed to be obsessed with dark florals during winter and now the craze continues into spring. While warm season florals are brighter and more vivid than those appropriate for winter, I do believe that it’s possible to repurpose flower print pieces that you already have in your wardrobe for the new season. Today, I share some of the ways how I’m styling the floral trend in spring 2017.
First and foremost I am always trying to match the color of the blooms on my dress or a skirt with the shade of accessories or a coat I’m wearing. The floral dress that I wear in this particular look features a few different flower shades so I potentially can style it with many different types of outerwear, shoes, and bags.
Since I’m still totally obsessed with the light pink shade of my new spring coat (it was featured first in this blog post), I matched it with the floral dress you see in these photos. While for some people it might seem a bit excessive to style two different patterns in one look, I figured that those patch platforms actually work with the colors of my dress. I also love the fact that since I styled those shoes with black tights such combination seems to elongate my legs.
Another suggestion that I’d like to share in respect to wearing florals in spring is to try combining feminine prints with somewhat aggressive accessories. For instance, if you wear a light pink floral dress that is made out of chiffon or any other light fabric, try styling it with a leather belt or pick shoes that are a bit on the edgy side. Such unexpected contrast actually looks pretty cool and lately I’ve been wearing outfits like that quite often.
Finally, I’m all in when it comes to picking not only floral dresses, pants, tops, and skirts, but also outerwear. It’s nice to have a colorful coat in your collection for those days when you just want to wear an all black outfit, but still want to look springy. A floral coat or a jacket will add a pop of color to your outfit while you’ll still be in your comfort black-on-black zone.
What are some of the ways you are wearing florals this season? Please share your tips, as well as photos (or blog post links, if you are a blogger) in the comments area below.
OUTFIT DETAILS: The Kooples Dress (love this selection of floral dresses)
Light Pink Coat (also love this one) // Patch Platform Heels
Black and White Clutch // Cat Eye Sunnies // Green Ring (more like this here)