Full on Floral

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Floral prints have been making regular appearances on the catwalk and in stores for some time now. However, this season, forget subtle floral detailing and dainty designs - it's time to go full on floral, with bold, matching prints and eye-catching designs. Here's how you can work this look throughout the coming season:

Floral is no longer synonymous with the romantic look, in fact the key to getting it right this season is to toughen up your floral style. Yes, you might have lived in your floral maxi dress throughout the summer months, wearing it to do everything from relaxing by the pool, to walking to dog, to playing online FoxyBingo.com, but come winter, floral-focused fashion takes much more of a structured approach. If you're feeling daring, then go for a floral-themed trouser suit, with a busy pattern all over. Team with understated shoes and a simple vest top for maximum impact.

Flamboyant florals also play a key role in the achieving the baroque look - one of the hottest trends we're likely to see throughout this chilly season. Switch pastel floral designs for those in black and maroon with a golden metallic edge. Meanwhile, symmetrical floral prints were featured throughout Marc Jacobs' collection this season, giving this look a geometrical touch.

Remember that prints should be bold - many designs boarder on fluorescent - and avoid the muted tones which proved popular during summer. This slightly 'space age' approach to floral prints might be rather more daring than we're used to seeing, but it certainly looks set to become a must-have look over the coming season. This isn't a trend to keep restricted to bags, boots and other accessories - in order to make sure the floral elements of your wardrobe are right up to date you'll need to keep prints fun, fearless and undoubtedly full on.

So until next time... Live Stylishly

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