How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek

By Tuesday, April 16, 2013 0 Permalink

HSWI April | Floral Prints

When I first started the ‘How She’d Wear It’ floral prints series, I mentioned going over how to wear winter florals into spring – that’s what I’m here to do today. These aren’t so much “winter” florals, but definitely darker florals that you may wonder how to wear when the sun is shining. Just because the sun is out doesn’t mean you have to eliminate black from your color palette. Trust me, I wear black year round, and believe me a little darkness to your florals is just fine.

So how do we make those dark florals suitable for sunny days? Bring out the color. Your floral pattern is bound to have some color in it, so bring it out with other parts of your outfit. I’m talking everything from main pieces to your accessories. These are basic combos so feel free to go crazy with jewelry. Some floral prints can be taken into spring by adding different textures. Lighter leather or suede is great for these prints, as well as denim –  don’t denim jackets instantly make you think of spring and summer? Don’t be afraid to clash with prints. Winter reminds me of structure and matching, but spring/summer is casual and you can get away with clashing.

Floral Prints

1. Madewell Whit® Swing Blouse

2. Rag & Bone Malin Floral-print Cotton-blend Pants

3. Topshop Structured Blazer


1. J.Crew Vintage Cotton Tank

2. Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Sunset

3. Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Floral Cropped Denim

Floral Prints

1. Cambridge Satchel Metallic Satchel

2. Topshop Petite Floral Print Tee

3. Zara Printed Bermudas


1. Mango Floral Print Loose-fit Blouse

2. Madewell Denim Cutoff Shorts in Twin Stripe

3. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Printed Shopper

Floral Prints

1. Mango Leather Jacket Davina

2. Modcloth Oh My Dahlia Flat

3. Modcloth Everlasting Blooms Dress

4. Mango Denim Jacket

5. Zara Flat Thong Sandals with Buckle

Floral Prints

1. Madewell The Jean Vest in Storm Cloud Wash

2. Zara Cowboy Ankle Boot

3. Modcloth Frilly of the Valley Dress in Onyx

4. Mango Waistcoat Linda

5. Matt Bernson Ambler Perforated Wedge Booties


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