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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 Bilson rocks denim over a floral dressRachel 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

Flowered pants look great paired with blocks of colorFlowered 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

Pair busy florals with white and you can't go wrong!Pair 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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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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