By Tyrina Neely
Mar 9, 2012 - 10:30:50 AM
Floral motifs have been a huge spring and summer trend for the past few
seasons, and this year is no different. A subtle nod to the fashions of
decades past, flowers are popping up on dresses, blouses
scarves and everything in between. Feminine, delicate and fun - or bold
daring and sultry, floral prints are versatile and are proving to be
spring and summer’s hottest print.
Not only for ‘girly girls’
there is a floral print for every personality, body size and occasion.
Keep your wardrobe blossoming in everything from roses and poppies to
orchids. Whether you’re off to the office or a weekend outing, here are
some tips to get you on your way.
pastel hues, to bold primary colors, choose a color palette to flatter
the type of look you are trying to achieve. From full color prints to
muted almost monochromatic prints there’s a color and color intensity
Bold red, green and yellow primary color palettes
work well against a dark base. This color palette is not for the faint
of heart. The boldness of these colors make for a funky look with a
retro aesthetic. Pair with simple accessories. Because of the busy
colors, choose a dark neutral, black actually works well against a color
palette of strong bold primary colors.
For those who desire a
softer look, pastel watercolor floral prints are light and pretty,
perfect to pair with softer neutrals such as taupe, beige, olive and
brown. The softer hues are more versatile when it comes to accessorizing
your look. Neutrals and pseudo neutrals as well as metallics all work
well. Or choose a soft hue in the print and accessorize using that
When wearing any print, proportion is highly
important. The size of the floral print you choose should complement
your body size and shape. If you are full figured opt for maxi floral
prints. A larger frame is best complemented with a larger floral print.
Similarly, a smaller frame is best complemented with a mini floral
print. The smaller print is complementary because it does not overwhelm a
petite frame as a larger print would.
Floral prints draw
attention to whatever part of the body it is worn on. Wear the floral
print on the part of your figure you want to flaunt. If you have great
hips and shapely legs opt for a feminine floral skirt with a solid
blouse. If your upper body is your strong point, wear a delicate floral
blouse with a flattering open neckline and a solid bottom.
this fun trend in separates gives you the control to tone it down with
solid pieces instead of a dress full of the same print.
you want to tread water with this trend, floral accessories are a great
way to bring a little flora into your wardrobe without feeling like a
My favorite way is to don a silk scarf. One of the
most versatile and elegant accessories, pure silk scarves can be worn in
a myriad of ways and add a classic elegance to a simple look. Tie
around your neck, your handbag, your waist or as a hair accessory.
you can’t see yourself jumping on the scarf train, florals are all over
bags, shoes, and brooches - a simple way to wear the trend with a solid
Whether you go retro with a floral romper or
play it safe with a monochromatic floral blouse under your business
suit, floral prints are a perennial trend that sprouts up whenever the
temperatures get warm.
Tyrina Talks Fashion
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