A language digression: to me, something that is floral is MADE of flowers – a floral arrangement, a floral offering etc. Something printed with flowers is “flowered.”
But NOT when you’re searching through the world of garments and accessories…. If you want something with flowers, search for “floral.”
I must be confused…
The first (and so far one of the only) really lovely early summer days here in Chicago brought out the floral skirts in abundance; I got so many ideas! So I picked a bright, unusual example:
I’ve been assured that the dark color here is navy; if it’s black, nothing really changes here except navy garments and accessories could be swapped for black. I get really irked by the poor information available about what colors are named, and the lack of good color information on web sites.
This first outfit is relatively predictable, except that some of us still don’t think to wear a denim jacket with a skirt. Given that we wear so few skirts, and wear them so seldom, maybe it’s time to “de-dressy” them?
A neutral tee shirt and metallic accessories really let the print of the skirt stand out:
The sweater is tossed over the shoulders…. The earrings are amazing!
A more modest, or dressy, or slightly cooler weather, way to wear:
When the weather cools, you do NOT have to put this skirt away!
In the dark days of autumn and winter, this skirt could be a breath of fresh air!
Even a bright print can fit into an office wardrobe:
I love the relaxed feeling here; it’s not something everyone will find comfortable, but it’s worth remembering!
Pattern mixing is another idea that’s not for everyone, but if you have a wardrobe of items in a carefully planned color palette, this might be hanging right in front of you in your closet!
Last-minute invitation to a wedding or other dressy event? This could be just right!
I don’t own anything floral, but I’m always open to the idea!
Do you wear floral prints?
p.s. Literally 5 years ago today, I wrote about whether or not EVERYBODY could wear floral prints! Seems like florals are on my mind in the month of June!