Five Ways to Wear Florals

by Bethany Day on September 16, 2013

Autumn may be on its way, but that doesn’t mean you have to banish florals from your wardrobe. In fact, flowers are everywhere this season – including on the catwalk.

London Fashion Week has seen top designers incorporating floral themes into their collections and many high street shops have been adopting the trend and making it their own.

From big, bursting blooms to smaller, daintier prints it’s clear that floral fashions are here to stay. Here are our top five ways to incorporate some flowers into your ensemble…

1. All-over floral patterns

  • Ideal if …

You’re the sort of confident person that wants to stand out from the crowd. If so the head-to-toe floral look is probably right up your street.

  • How to wear it….

Floral dresses have been all the rage this summer, and the great thing is that you don’t have to put them away for winter just yet. On chillier days you can wear tights underneath them and a jacket over the top and still look stylish.

  • Top tip!

If you really want to go flower crazy, floral trouser suits might be just your cup of tea. Vivid colours are very much on trend this year, so if you want to turn heads, go big and go bold.

2. Floral print trousers

  • Ideal if …

You want to ditch those tatty jeggings and go for a more fun, feminine look.

  • How to wear it….

Florals have always worked well on dresses and skirts, but now they’re big in the trouser world too. They’re surprisingly versatile as they can either be dressed up or dressed down, depending on what time of day or occasion it is.

  • Top tip!

If you want to make a fashion statement, bold bright colours will set you apart, but for the more demure among us, there are plenty of subtler shades and patterns to be found on the high street.

3. Flowers in your hair

  • Ideal if…

You want a naturally beautiful look. Wearing flowers in your hair is one of the oldest and most natural ways to transform a plain old hairstyle into a thing of beauty.

  • How to wear it….

Weddings, in particular, are a great excuse to brighten up your locks with florals, whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or merely a guest.

  • Top tip!

In some cultures wearing a single flower behind the right ear means you’re still single – so ladies, if you’re on the lookout for a husband you know what to do!

4. Accessories

  • Ideal if …

You’re not a “look at me” kind of girl. Floral accessories such as scarves, bags and jewellery are an ideal way to add a bit of interest to your get-up without sticking out like a sore thumb.

  • How to wear it….

Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley are familiar high street names that have all the floral accessories you need, even floral glasses cases and umbrellas.

  • Top tip!

There’s also some beautiful jewellery out there to suit everyone’s tastes, from delicate handcrafted necklaces and bracelets to extravagant diamond rings and chunky heavyweight earrings.

5. Shoes

  • Ideal if …

You want to put the spring back in your step by wearing floral print shoes. This way you can’t fail to have a smile on your face every time you look down at your feet!

  • How to wear it….

Vivid floral prints and pastel watercolours have been everywhere this summer and are set to continue for autumn and winter too.  Top designers such as Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik have been getting in on the act.

  • Top tip!

Flower power has worked its magic on every type of footwear you can think of, including sandals, stilettos, wedges and even wellies, which can still look attractive if you find yourself having to walk across a muddy field.

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Bethany Day

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