You know we’re well into spring when women step out of their houses in some kind of floral garment. Although in seasons past, we’ve discovered how to incorporate flower prints into our fall and even our winter wardrobes, as demonstrated by InStyle, the pattern is definitely included in almost every spring collection known to man. And while we may never get bored of garden textiles, we’d like to find out if there are new ways that we could be wearing florals in these warmer months.
Forget any rules that you thought there were about wearing florals. This season, we’re taking a risk by clashing prints. International fashion aggregator Lyst says that we shouldn’t be afraid to look slightly bonkers by pairing graphics and other prints and patterns with florals. As the new creative director of Gucci Alessandro Michele has taught us, eccentricity is all the rage.
So stop playing safe with flower prints and try these outfit ideas out for a change:
Substitute neutrals with stripes
Believe it or not, stripes, particularly black and white ones, can be matched with almost any print, so rather than opting for a plain button down with your floral skirt, go for the pin striped shirt as it works just as well, if not better than your neutral base.
Wear small, complicated graphic garments with organic prints
A little tougher to pull off than the other ideas according to Cosmopolitan, but the results are worth it once you get the scaling of prints to complement each other. As long as each piece don’t distract too much from each other, you’ll have a cohesive outfit in your hands.
Match the base colors of your floral prints
If you’re feeling adventurous enough to go floral on floral, one of the key factors in mixing this style of prints is deciding on a base color. There are two ways to go about this: either pair items together that have the same or similar base colors, or go for the contrast with black vs. white or other color pairings.