How to rock florals

Florals are super fun. It’s one of those patterns that has no season and exudes femininity and grace.

But there is a danger that if we go overboard with florals, we end up looking like a walking garden, so here’s how to rock florals.

 

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Choose a print to match your personality

With such a wide range of florals, the no 1 thing to do is to look for a print that reflects your personality.

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take a step into the wild side with this print!

 

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embrace your sweet self with this dainty floral print

Smaller, soft prints look more feminine and dainty, while brighter, graphic prints are bolder and eye catching. Make sure that the print makes you feel good.

 

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Stick with the same colour palette

To mix and match your florals, you can pair it with neutrals, or alternatively, you can match them with similar colours in the print.

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the blue top picks up the dominant colour of the floral skirt

 

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a nude pair of heels is a good choice when wearing florals

Choose the more dominant colour of the print, OR pick up a minor colour of the print and play with pieces in similar hues. Don’t get lots of pieces in lots of colours though – choose one key colour that complements the floral print and then run with it.

 

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Use accessories sparingly and thoughtfully

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the subtle details on this sandal are just right to not overpower any outfit

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this necklace is in a neutral colour so it will go well with any outfit without overtaking the look

This is where it can get tricky.

Generally speaking, because florals have a lot going on, it’s best to stick to simple, thoughtful accessories. I usually suggest going with minimalist or “un-fussy” accessories to offset what’s going on in the florals – so that you don’t overpower your look.

 

 

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Add contrast

A good way to add sophistication with your florals is to wear it with contrasting pieces.

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wearing a sleek motorcycle jacket over your floral item adds contrast and gives it a more sophisticated look

 

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a beautiful floral scarf can give any monochromatic outfit its much-needed pop of colour

Wear a floral top with a sleek pair of skinny jeans. Or create a bit of surprise with a soft floral dress and a leather jacket or sharp looking blazer. It’s all about placing the feminine floral next to a really sleek piece.

 

And if florals are just all too much, why not tie a floral silk scarf to soften your leather tote?

Give florals a whirl and let me know if you have any questions about them here!

 

Stylishly yours,

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By | 2017-09-08T08:09:35+10:00 May 19th, 2016|Fabulous Fashion|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Naomi May 19, 2016 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Great blog Wendy. The Portman’s dress is amazing.

    • Wendy Mak May 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you Naomi xx

  2. rosa May 20, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    I particularly love the look with the leather jacket, it’s one I always go to for that funky and very feminine look 🙂

    • Wendy Mak May 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      I know – it’s so nice to mix it up Rosa!!!

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