How to wear Summer florals
Pretty posies, bright botanics and magnified blooms; discover how to wear summer’s hottest floral prints.
Florals are back and more blooming than ever, as SS17’s catwalks offered up a striking bouquet of florals, from pretty painterly print dresses to bright and bold botanical bags. Whether you’re opting for posy-adorned separates, petal power accessories or the perennially chic floral dress, there’s a variety for every occasion. We show you how to wear summer’s key print.
The floral dress is a summer staple, and SS17 is no exception. Evoke a ’70s mood with peasant-sleeved, off-the-shoulder styles, printed with micro posies in a pastel palette. Offset girly ruffles and frills with tough-luxe accessories; think patent boots and ‘90s-style chokers.
Double up on florals by adding in an accessory in a matching – or clashing – print. Botanical prints are key for SS17, so opt for a clutch or scarf outfitted with palm leaves and pop-bright tropical blooms, teaming it with co-ordinating separates for perfect polish, or with contrasting florals for an on-trend take.
The Statement Bag
Take a modern approach to wedding guest dressing; a maxi or midi skirt featuring supersized blooms is a contemporary alternative to the traditional occasion dress. Let it be the focal point by keeping accompaniments minimal; try a simple silk tank and sleek metallic accessories. This is the chic way to do formalwear.