You would have to be living under a rock not to notice that florals are all the rage this season. Not that florals ever go out of style, but they do go up and down in the trends. Right now you can wear florals not only in dresses and tops, but also in pants, shoes, shorts…you name it. I've been looking for a new pair of floral heels in my price range, but haven't found any yet.
Now I'm a flower gardener, so I love flowers. But I prefer to see them more in my garden than on my body. Floral prints usually remind me of youth…little girls in pretty dresses, or young ladies in romantic, frilly garments. Now you all should know by now I don't believe in fashion rules or age appropriate dressing, however, if I put on any garment that's too frilly looking (a.k.a. florals), I feel uncomfortable for some reason. I can't explain it, but it just doesn't seem 'right for me'.
So then the question is, how do I incorporate the floral trend into 'my style', so that I feel comfortable in my own skin? One way I do it is to include it in small doses, like in a floral bag or shoes. Another way is to edge it up a bit by adding a more masculine piece.
For today's outfit, I am wearing a floral top from J.C. Penney (none left in my size, but the Plus sizes are still available HERE). You may have previously seen this top in THIS POST, where I wore it with a sweater and scarf to my son's graduation. Here I had my personal stylist, my daughter Ashley, style the top with a light wash Levi Trucker Style denim jacket, cantaloupe colored denim skinny jeans, and striped loafers.
I never would have dreamed of pairing this top with these colored jeans, but Ashley said "The color is in the top, so why not?" I really liked how this outfit turned out. Thanks Ashley!
And here are some more ways to incorporate florals into your wardrobe that I like from Pinterest:
A dressy floral top paired with casual denim:
A formal floral blazer, paired with a tee shirt and distressed jeans:
One of my favorite ways to wear floral….in a scarf!
Edge up a pretty floral skirt with a graphic tee shirt!
So what about you? Do you like to wear florals? If so, how do you incorporate into your personal style? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great day! Amy
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