What to look for: Your summer blooms won’t quite cut it come winter. But from Balenciaga to Miu Miu, the latest flower patterns are atypical – dark and moody or exotic prints rule. Look for oversized or unique prints with deeper accent shades that are more jewel tone than spring’s girly pastels.
How to wear them: “Flower prints come in all shapes and sizes, so be aware of the scale of the floral,” says Lynda E. Jean, a Certified Image Consultant in Toronto. “If you are petite, be sure to wear a small floral print; otherwise, a large floral print on a tiny body will wear you.” That being said, test-drive a few patterns and cuts as there are no hard and fast rules.
Accessorize them: “Embrace the beautiful hues by picking out your favourite colour and adding shoes or a bag to match. Don’t forget makeup as well — pick up a red in the floral and match it with red lips,” says Jean. “Also, remember the rule of three for accessorizing – you could do red lips, a red bag, and the red in your dress – with any more red, you’ll be overdoing it.”
Day to night: Various types of costume jewellery will pair nicely with florals, and can instantly dress up an evening attire, says Jean. Take your daytime girly blouse or dress into night with a sexy pair of black booties and tights.
A little hit of style: Really go for a twist on this trend and try rosettes instead of just patterns. This fun texture will work in any season but is a fun way to mix up your style.