Flowers are everywhere. From the tiniest, nearly invisible desert flowers to the gigantic fragrant peonies in your Grandma’s garden, blooms are abundant. Nothing makes me happier than a garden in bloom. (I’m a farmer’s daughter and growing up, I loved picking them in our beautiful gardens)
So its no wonder that cheerful floral patterns make me feel that life is good.
Here are a few ways to add some flower power to your wardrobe:
Soft, feminine prints:
Neutral floral prints in sun-bleached shades are a good way to start if you’re more comfortable wearing neutrals. This ruffle front floral blouse looks great against a desert background, the soft shades offering up just a hint of the romantic floral pattern.
A fun and colorful scarf:
Wearing a scarf around your neck, ponytail, or as a headband is a great way to introduce a bit of floral pattern and a pop of color into your wardrobe. You can make it as subtle or as lively as you want.
All over prints:
From tropical patterns to romantic florals, there is a perfect floral print for you. Throw on an allover print boho maxidress for a laid back vibe. Bright 60’s prints are great for minis, or pick a ladylike print for a bias-cut knee length skirt, paired with a strappy summer t. I love the jewel encrusted summer sandals seen everywhere. Pick flat for the long boho, wedge platform for the mini, and a sexy heel or wedge for the knee length and you’re good to go.
One of the things I love to do with floral prints is to mix them up with each other or with a more graphic pattern. The trick is to find some kind of color and pattern relativity. A dark red rose print skirt can look great with a skinny black and white stripe t-shirt for a more urban/cool vibe, (wear it with your diamond encrusted skull pendant) a primitive graphic patterned skirt with a tropical floral halter for a island girl feel, or wear plaid city shorts with a ditsy allover print floral top for a cool/nerd girl look.
Whether you live in the city, the desert, or the beach, have fun with florals this summer.