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How to Wear Floral Prints

Bold floral prints are all over the fashion world but when it comes to creating your own outfit, they can be a nightmare to mix and match. Here are some guidelines on how to mix, match, pair and wear florals this season.

Dress in Bloom

Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson rocks denim over a floral dressCourtesy of The Looks For Less

 

What's more pretty and feminine than a flowered dress? Grab a fab dress, then pick one color from the print and pair the dress with a cardigan, shoes, belt, hat, and/or purse in that color. Don't be tempted to wear a flower in your hair or other flower accents -- too many flowers look more like a costume than a fashion statement. Do try pairing your ultra-feminine floral dress with your favorite denim jacket for a fun and funky twist. 

Skirts, Pants, Shorts or Capris

Blooming pantsFlowered pants look great paired with blocks of color

Floral bottoms are playful, and can look very fashionable when paired with a top in an accent color that you pick out of the print. Self-conscious about your lower half? Pair flowered bottoms with a long tunic or flowing top that falls mid-thigh or flows down your back. Got nice legs you want to show off? Tuck in a tank and cinch your waist with a skinny belt.

Tops in Bloom

Floral topPair busy florals with white and you can't go wrong!Courtesy of About

Flowered tops look great on stick figure models and movie stars with professional stylists, but in the dressing room, they can come off highlighting your least favorite assets or looking out of place. If you are tiny, large prints may overwhelm you, and if you are big, tiny prints may make you look bigger. Always try on floral tops and make sure the flowers don't fall in an awkward place on your bustline, or you may end up highlighting your chest instead of your fashion sense. 

Accents

Not ready to make a statement with bold prints? Floral accents are just the remedy. A beautiful silk scarf draped lightly around your neck or hanging straight down over a neutral outfit can add enough flowers to be flirty and fun! Flowered canvas espadrilles, a floral patterned hat or even a fedora with a floral band also add a touch of trend without overwhelming. Floral jewelry or hair accents over anything you like to wear always add a tropical flair to any outfit!

Have your say

Do you love flowers all over or just a hint of florals? What's your favorite way to add a touch of bloom to your wardrobe? Share your thoughts below!
 
 

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I'm a 12 year old girl with really strict parents! I do chores( even handling BLEACH sometimes) , I take care of my little brother, I'm in top set for all my classes- even on the gifted and talented register and I've only ever had 1 detention- and that was their fault anyway bc I was late( they drive). But, I'm still NEVER allowed out with my friends! My friends are all in top sets as well, are well behaved and all we literally would do is window shopping. I mean, there are my age smoking shisha and doing #####- they should be lucky I'm not a delinquent! But my parents always say I can't hang out. Not because they're worried about my safety, they just dont want me to go out.! Even sleepovers, my parents always say no because they ' haven't met the parents" but they make NO effort to do so. I'm losing out on knowing my friends better and whilst they're all making best friends, at school I'm just the person in the background- the left out friend. It hurts and most of the time I wish I was fostered or something. How can I make them loosen up? ( don't say anything about sneaking out because I chose life)
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Is there a particular reason or situation causing you to feel this way? I can't provide much advice other than talk to them about it. Communication is important.
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