Bloom this summer with floral fashion

Lynnette Peck / 22 February 2016 ( 05 July 2016 )

This season fashionable florals are literally blooming everywhere. Adopt this trend for a real spring in your step!



Florals popped up this spring across both gardens and wardrobes, but now summer is in full swing, there's no need to banish blooming lovely flower-printed garb from your wardrobe.

Most likely you will have at least one floral print garment already but take a look at this season's floral fashions – there are bold bouquets in bright colours and subtler watercolour pastels. There's something for everyone, in other words.

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Our top tips for getting floral fashion right

  • Pair teeny floral-prints with stripes from the same colour family for a fun look
  • An all over floral-print shift dress is flattering for most shapes
  • Wear a floral-print maxi dress with delicate jewellery for balance
  • Try floral jeans, for the transition from winter to spring
  • Floral print accessories such as scarves and shoes will brighten a look without going for head-to-toe blooms
  • For an edgier floral look wear a darker leather jacket or gilet over floral dresses and tops
  • If a wedding guest, opt for matching floral print handbag and shoes to add brightness to a one-colour dress
  • Wear a bold floral choker necklace over a simple white t-shirt
  • A floral-print cardigan is a wardrobe must-have as it will go with most outfits and will always look fresh
  • Add a brown leather waist belt to a floral dress for a more structured and flattering daytime spring look
  • Smaller floral prints look good for day and bolder, larger ones for evening
  • Mix floral tops with a plain skirt and vice versa. Coco Chanel once said: “Simplicity is the keynote of all elegance.”
  • A rosy coloured scarf worn near the face will help give skin a glow.
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