Every year I see people wearing florals for spring and honestly it’s becoming such a dull and overused trend. It’s in the magazines, sometimes on runways and always in big retail stores and some smaller boutiques. It can look nice but it rarely does, and so many people go way over the top and look like a walking greenhouse. You don’t want to become a walking greenhouse, so I’m going to give you some tips on how to wear florals without going overkill.
This may sound really simple because it is, but all you really need to do is pick ONE item to wear that has florals. You can pick a nice bag, a pair of pants, even a maxi dress if you insist (just try to avoid super obnoxious patterns), but stick with one single item. Shoes are the exception to this because if the colours match or complement one another you could pair floral print shoes with a nice top or bag. I wouldn’t put floral shoes and floral pants together though because you need something to break up the print, otherwise it looks bad 9 times out of 10.
One other simple thing to keep in mind is just pick a nice print. It can be bright and bold, or more subtle and muted, but make sure you love it and can own it if anyone questions why you are wearing it. Also avoid obnoxious prints and by that I mean prints that are very large and aren’t nice colours. No one should be walking around wearing french mustard yellow and olive green in the same print, ever.
Below I attached some photos of pieces that would be great to pair with a lot of other items you may already own. I would just try to avoid a lot of black or other dark colours because they don’t fit well with spring. You can buy these items from topshop.com – just enter “floral” in the search bar and browse through the items.