Floral prints, patterns and embellishments are among the main trends of spring/summer 2017. So, when I decided to write a post about this trend this famous quote from “The Devil Wears Prada” immediately came to my mind. Evidently designers didn’t care about it because spring really sprang on s/s 2017 runways.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly like floral prints. When it comes to prints and patterns I’m for stripes and animals. Florals don’t match my personality and they’re a bit tricky (and not in a challenging way), at least for me.
But if you want to give florals a chance, this is the perfect time to do it. Designers have been pretty creative and some floral prints available this season are anything but ordinary. In other words, they don’t make me think about tablecloths or wedding guests, with all due respect to both of them.
Some think that florals should be colorful but they don’t have to. You can totally go for a two tone prints and wear florals in an understated way, if that’s your style. Some say that life is too short to wear boring clothes, I think that life is too short to wear clothes we don’t like, just because they’re in fashion.
So, these are my tips to wear florals:
- Accessories are always a good way to start. Some suggest to buy a floral bag but, unless you have a big budget for your seasonal purchases, don’t. I never think about bags as seasonal accessories, unless they’re pretty affordable. A pouch can be a good compromise, instead. You can also add a floral scarf to a classic bag to personalize it. For some inspiration see this and this. Floral shoes, printed or embellished, are a better idea. Printed scarves and bandanas, even socks, can add a floral touch to any outfit.
- Choose an abstract pattern. They’re easier to pull off.
- If you’re into the bralette trend, with a floral bralette you’ll sport two of the main trends of spring/summer 2017 at the same time.
- Never underestimate the power of embellishments, embroideries and patches. They will allow you to sport florals on a classic fabric like denim or cotton.
- Less is more. Don’t overdo, don’t overaccessorize. Unless you’re Leandra Medine (which I admire) or a wannabe member of the “fashion circus”.
These are the beautiful floral garments and accessories I picked for you.