No Frowns in Floral Fashion
Floral fashions can easily boost your mood. Whether you choose a floral top to wear with your denim shorts, a dress for your BFF's wedding or floral skinny jeans to wear with a tank top and long medallion necklace you'll have a little bounce in our step. Just skip oversized clothing with floral prints - it will scream overdone and outdated. No muumuu's! Find the right fit for your body so you don't look like seven or seventy years old.
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Summer florals are the bright flower prints on white or light backgrounds. They give a look that says you're friendly, approachable and fun. For day to night, florals are versatile, just add a straw fedora, tote and flats for day then swap for metallic heels and a clutch for evening.
Try a little or a lot. Small scale prints are flattering on eveyone, but if you're trendier, try a flowery skirt with a striped fitted top.
Hesistant to wear floral clothing? Add an accessory instead. Flowery shoes, bags or jewelry bring a touch of femininity to a solid top, cuffed jeans or a bright colored sheath dress.
My own dress up time in florals from designer Dalia MacPhee.
Dress It Up In Florals
These floral dresses and skirts answer questions about how to wear the pattern for weddings, work and cocktail party.
I'm dressing a client in this dress for an Emmy's cocktail party. I'm obsessed with Ted Baker's floral print dresses and skirts.
Ted Baker London Alanah Maxi Dress, $423 Harrods
Ted Baker London 'Glitch' Floral Print Fit & Flare, $375 Nordstrom
Ted Baker London Safiya Jungle Orchid Print Cocktail Dress, $325 CUSP
Ted Baker Beula Sugar Sweet Floral Maxi Dress, $213 Zappos
I scooped up this skirt for myself. Ted Baker Ginene Botanical Bloom Print Skirt, $255 Bloomingdale's
Ted Baker London Opulent Bloom Skirt, $248 Nordstrom
Beach wedding or engagement party perfect.
Beige Cotton Floral Pinnie Dress by Carven, $322 Avenue 32
Pearpa Wispy Meadow Print Maxi Dress by Ted Baker, $425 Zappos
Wear this with a t-shirt in the summer then transition to a white button down or striped top and jean jacket in the fall. Red Floral Ten Pleat Skirt by J. W. Anderson, $237 Avenue 32
Sexy, but not too much. Floral Maze Dress by Clover Canyon, $130 Oxygen Boutique
Try the pajama trend for a relaxed fit and wear with a more fitted top. If you're trapped in an air conditioned space add a fitted blazer or jean jacket.
These floral print skinnies are flirty and fun! When Fall hits transition these into the season by wearing with a cozy sweater.
A.L.C. Floral Check Crop Pants, $158 Nordstrom
7 For All Mankind Floral Print Skinny Jeans, $133 Nordstrom
These tops are a subtle take on the trend - one casual and one bright and poppy! Try the Kate Spade top with jeans for a movie date and a midi skirt for a party.
Rebecca Taylor Floral Pullover Cream Combo, $158 Nordstrom
Kate Spade New York Floral Cluster Popover in Sunrise Coral, $498 Piperlime
Not sure about florals in your wardrobe? Floral sandals or pumps are the perfect alternative to try out the trend. I own the Steve Madden pair and always get compliments!
Steve Madden 'Stecy' Floral Sandal, $80 Nordstrom
MSGM Floral Screen Printed Pumps, $283 Luisa Via Roma
Accessorize with Flowers
Aqua Floral Bib Necklace, $78 Bloomingdale's
'Sadie 2' Floral Fantasy Vintage Leather Clutch by Hobo, $83 Zappos