Floral prints can sometimes look old-fashioned and uber-feminine.. This could be lovely on some occasions, yet not always. If you want to steer yourself away from this cutesy, it can be done easily. According to the Denver Post, you can tone down the bright, bold and busy floral patterns by
adding a little bit of "edge" to your look. For example, top a floral dress with a cool jacket or vest that just might channel a rugged, utilitarian or tough-girl attitude. Start with a pink floral frock, then throw on a fitted denim jacket, a motorcycle-style jacket, or a lightweight anorak.
Or, according to Vogue UK, some of the tricks to make florals seem fresh once again are by teaming floral pattern with leather jacket or biker boots, or bring the "blooms" to life in 3D, be it through accessories choices -- like wearing a floral brooch/corsage or headband instead --, or through decoration detail -- like a solid dress with floral texture on its collar.
Pairing florals with edgy shoes or sandals in solid colour also can do the trick. However, in this outfit post, rather than wearing my leather jacket or denim jacket with edgy boots or my platform sandals, I brought this bloom-smothered prints to the old-fashioned way; pairing this vintage floral dress with a classic nude-colored cardigan, my usual tan slip-ons -- that need to be replaced because one of this pair has gotten a small 'tend to be bigger' rip at the front -- and a retro-style handbag. And I do think I need more "edgy-ness" -- and shoes -- after seeing my photographs here.
How do you style up your floral-print dress this season?
Belle Robe dress (Allamoda 2ndhand store)
old pants (thrifted)
Tommy Hilfiger watch
silver flower ring
old peach checkered socks
*pictures by Lady Elmas