Now that the Summer floral trend has officially bloomed, it’s time to bring it on in the loudest and brightest manner! Take a look around you and you will witness not only one, but plenty of floral subcategories, in fact, narrowing them down was quite a challenge; we’ve got the tropical brights and beach-y prints, the tiny colorful ditsies, not to forget the bold embroidered, painterly graphics and the larger than life buds! However, when it comes to pulling off this massively diverse trend it is not as easy as it seems, you can’t just invest in a floral piece and wear it as is, unless you’ve added a twist or two to your look, the floral trend should be worn with an attitude, a provocative racy attitude that is, otherwise you’ll end up looking matronly, traditional and unflattering..
How to nail the floral trend? A few tips below will help you give life to your favorite Summer buds and avoid any floral malfunction!
1 || Show Some Skin
One of the first ways to counter the traditional nature of a floral dress is to show some skin. Like a bad girl… These dresses were originally meant to cover up as much as possible, so the first thing to be done is to show skin. Try to choose from the cross-over styles, or the ones with a major thigh slit in their design, they’re meant specifically for that!
2 || Opt For A Plunging Neckline
Another way of nailing a floral dress or top is choosing a daring V neckline, bare as much as you desire here, this will add some edge to your floral piece!
3 || Mismatching With Accessories
In order for your floral look to come out as 2018-ish and savvy, then you must incorporate winning color combos when it comes to accessorizing. Forget matching shoes and bags, add a bright red to a blue floral, or a hot pink to brighten darker hues.. Wear ankle boots or chunky sneakers instead of traditional heels, doing so will add much needed edge to a conventional print..
4 || Add Some Stripes To Your Florals
There are some interesting ways where you can mix stripes with your florals, some dresses are already designed to merge these two bold patterns otherwise you can mix separates to update your look..
5 || Mix With Denim
The sky is the limit when it comes to incorporating a floral shirt dress with your favorite denim, make your wardrobe work double time, half-tuck a floral shirt dress over kick flare jeans and boots, balance a tent-like floral dress with straight leg jeans and mid-heel boots. Just innovate!
6 || Clash, Contrast And Create Conflict!
Think out of the box, in fact stop thinking and go crazy when you feel like it, florals are a safe base to mix with very daring pieces, think of animal prints, patent bold colored booties, rich textures as well, it will give a modern appeal to any floral piece..
7 || Don A Gypsy Hairdo
Just to add an element of cool, go for a messy updo or a milkmaid braid, a hat or you can even tie on a head scarf! This way your floral piece will make you look younger and hippie-er !