If you would’ve asked me about clothing with prints 5 years ago, I probably would’ve told you I hated them all. And God forbid you asked me about flower prints 5 years ago, I would’ve laughed and told you “those are only for little girls”.
Well, first off, let’s be happy I grew up.
And second, lets be happy my fashion sense has become way more open and adventurous since then.
Last summer, I fell in love with the color yellow. It’s a color I believe really does look good on everyone if you’re willing to put yourself out there and wear it. Both bright shades and more rich tones of yellow truly flatter every skin tone, instantly making anyone’s skin look more radiant. And this summer, as soon as I went to American Eagle and found the most beautiful yellow dress I had ever seen paired with a a subtle orange flower print, I had to have it. It’s funny to think that that one dress began my found love for the all things flowers, but it really did — I immediately bought a pink floral print maxi dress from Brandy Melville just a few days later. I now find myself buying floral dress after floral dress. I can’t get enough!
Flowers are a print that look good on every dress silhouette, but also every piece of clothing as well. It takes the garment that it’s presented on, and instantly makes it more eye catching and interesting. And what better way to say “summer” than to put on some beautiful bright flowers, just like the ones that surround you this season?
How To Wear It
For my more traditional-styled people, I recommend pairing your floral clothing with a neutral color, such as white, black, grey or brown. If you have a floral dress, maybe pair it with a neutral shoe. If you have a floral top, wear a neutral bottom, and vice versa. This will ensure that your printed piece is the life of your outfit, and it will keep a nice balance in your overall look so that it’s not too over the top.
For my more daring fashionistas, I challenge you to go big. The key to prints is to still keep a balance, even when you are pushing the limit. You can wear print on print, such as a flower top and flower bottom, or flower outfit with a flower shoe. But make sure the colors in your pieces have some sort of relationship. To read more about colors and color relationships, click here.
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Photos by Julie Muñoz