Once only the preserve of the warmer months, florals are now bursting through in every season and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Whether you’re partial to a peony-printed dress, covet a colourfully blooming coat or simply want to add a subtle touch of flora into your wardrobe, we have you covered.
A flattering floral-printed dress like this Ronnie Nicole number is the perfect wardrobe staple. Wear it with a nude heel – these Clarks sandals are just the ticket – for special occasions when the weather is warmer, then throw on a pastel cardigan like this Logo by Lori Goldstein piece and you’ve nailed a gorgeously feminine outfit that’s bound to turn heads. When the weather is cooler, why not swap bare legs for a pair of tights and team your dress with knee-high boots like this wonderful leather pair from Clarks? Finish off your look with a structured jacket; the dark option from Michele Hope brings contemporary cool into the mix, or give classic monochrome a go with this Nina Leonard offering.
The Statement Piece
When you’re looking to inject a little ‘wow’ into your wardrobe, nothing grabs attention like a floral-printed coat. This Dennis Basso piece is lightweight, great for layering and so wearable – hang this by the door at all times for when an injection of flower power is needed stat! Keep the rest of your outfit simple so that your coat can do the talking; a intricate blouse like this Together one looks great paired with skinny jeans; Diane Gilman does brilliant denim that’s stylish and comfortable; give her range a browse. Comfort levels in the shoe department shouldn’t be ignored when you’re on the go either; this pair from Emu are practical, breathable and oh so cool.
All about Accessories
Sometimes it’s all in the details when it comes to growing your collection of florals. If you love to be bold, choose a scarf with bright colours and a large print. This Frank Usher offering is a great option because you can wear it so many ways. Drape it across your body (as pictured above) for a strong pop of colour or tie around around the neck for a more subtle look; you can even use it as a head scarf or tie onto a bag, the choice is yours! Speaking of bags, this Orla Kiely number has us wanting to don our gardening gloves and head for the flower patch. It’s big enough to use as a daytime bag and cute to boot!
If you prefer a more subtle nod to blossoms great and small, working delicate petal detailing into your jewellery collection is wise. We love these Butler & Wilson earrings for adding glamour, while this Lola Rose bracelet is beautifully chic and refined; sometimes it’s not all about loud colours. A flowery headband like this one from Butler & Wilson is the ultimate in feminine accessorising; keep your outfit simple and your hair loose for the prettiest of do’s.
When you’re after a minimal, classic look, a gold-toned ring with floral accents works a treat. This crystal-studded piece from Roberto by RFM has all the charm of an English country garden, with a stylish Italian twist – ciao bella!
We hope you’re now feeling suitably inspired and are ready to add petals, stems, buds and blooms into your fashion arsenal! Don’t forget to take a look at our Fashion and Accessories departments to see all of our brand new pieces.
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