Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking’
As Miranda Priestly bluntly put it, it’s not the most original trend but this pretty print has evolved and for SS15 designers had something new to offer so here is how to wear florals this season…
I never get tired of flowers and this year I have my eye on more edgier pieces like Simone Rocha who chopped her blooms into individual petals, layered over shifts, jackets and even shoes; whilst Phoebe Philo injected a cool factor into the Céline collection by scrambling little flowers together on long ruffled dresses.
And speaking of dresses, they are probably the easiest way to add florals into your wardrobe and I love my white Dolce & Gabbana dress (full look here and second dress here). This summer you have an option of either bold and beautiful prints like at Topshop, DVF (also incorporates the gingham trend) and Marni or small and abstract designs like at Band of Outsiders or Urban Outfitter. My mum loves buying matching floral coats which looks very chic, but you can also clash with what you already have or wear as a single statement floral piece over a plain top and jeans, check out these options from Thakoon and Topshop.
For a major statement this summer I dare you to wear power petals head to toe like at Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu, but if it gets a bit too much you can style the pieces separately like I have done with the Topshop trousers above. Get the look at Zara, and Isabel Marant or just opt for a playsuit from Miss Selfridge.
Accessories are a great way to add a burst of blooms to your look; be it a day tote like my Prada one that I wore to London Fashion Week last season, or a mini bag like my Dolce & Gabbana satchel. Graphic bags were centre stage at Marni, Fendi and Valentino and I have Simone Rocha, Marni, Missguided and Givenchy bags on my wish list.