Floral patterns are a returning Spring favourite, but this season they're literally everywhere. And since I'm a natural born pattern lover (whether classic stripes, camou, zebra or geometric), I'm a huge fan. However, there's this one huge pitfall of ending up with a dull and too cutesie outfit - so not our thing, right? Luckily, it's pretty easy to spice up your florals and give them a little edge, if you just keep these 3 things in mind.
1 / GO BIG OR GO HOME
We predicted that big sleeves were going to be, eh, big this year, and that's what I adored most about this dress that I found at Enes. The general cut of the dress, with a high collar and midi length, is fairly traditional, but the wide ruffled sleeves make it super playful - reminding me of hot Brazilian Summer nights full of bbq, friends, and music.
2 / GOLDEN GOALS
There's nothing like a metallic accent to spice up an outfit, so I knew these golden booties would be the quintessential punch that this look needed. Since metallic has an unmistakable futuristic vibe to it, it outrules any 'old-fashioned' associations that a flower print might trigger. And if you go with a midi heeled version there's no suffering involved!
3 / SEE-THROUGH SUNNIES
I can't say that I'm particularly fussy about my sunnies; whether they're space-y, rounded or cat-eyed, I love 'em all. But when it comes to pairing them with a flower dress it does take a special pair, because you don't want them to look slightly granny (which is always a thing with oversized versions). The see-through tinted glasses of this pair make all the difference, since they make it look lighter and slightly vintage without looking outdated.
Are you into this year's florals trend? Or do you find it cliché to wear a flower print during Spring? I'd love to hear! :)