Friday, March 1, 2013

How To: Wear Florals


I received a note from a reader earlier this week asking how to pull off floral prints for spring.  So I decided to answer by creating a post around this sometimes-tricky trend.  My best advice is to choose a print that looks modern & fresh - I've found that softer pastels or smaller florals work best.  Once you've found a piece that you love, pair it with classic items so you aren't over-working the look.  If you're still unsure, you can ease into it with a fun accessory.  Here are some styling suggestions & my favorite affordable picks:




 

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

YAY! i have the first floral blouse. i get SO many compliments when i wear it!!! and LOVE those asos heels too!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Ashley said...

It definitely is a tricky trend. I love the weekend look and the Asos heels. Great post!
Xox
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CP and KW said...

obsessed with these pretty florals
kw ladies in navy

Shannon said...

What a wonderful post. I've always loved romantic, feminine clothing, so I've always been drawn to floral prints. I am so in love with the Madewell hat and the ASOS heels!
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ZADIN said...

I like both combinations. I'm definitely a fan of prints.

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Sarah marinkovich said...

I love the blouse and shoes - although floral pants might not work on me - i have a few girls around town rocking them! great way to welcome spring.

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

So I'm going to need one of everything, please! GREAT finds!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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Rhymes With Fashion said...

Totally love the patten mixing look! And the diamondy necklace and printed shoes are great little pops of spring. Have a happy weekend!
-Alexandra
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

these are so cute Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Alyson said...

What I would do for HM to sell online! I love that Forever 21 blouse, and those ASOS heels at the bottom; of course I probably find the priciest item.

Alyssa Longobucco said...

I love that floral hat...too cute!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Kayla Gilbert said...

I am loving all those florals! So pretty. I think I need the Asos heels!
Happy Friday Kim! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Smaranda Costin said...

I love flower prints too! You made a great selection. I like all of these items.

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Christina Heflin said...

I love floral prints! I can't wait to wear them this spring and summer. Thanks for posting this, it gave me some great inspiration.

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Alexa said...

Great collage! I love the black and white blouse and all of the floral details!

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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

That Monet Necklace is just so good! Great find.

Catherine said...

I love all the florals you've picked! I'm determined to add more prints to my wardrobe this spring, and florals are so fun and happy.

Emma Finlayson said...

Need some perfect distressed boyfriend jeans- love these!

andrea said...

Great finds! I especially like the "casual + feminine" outfit...so pretty!

xoxo,
Andrea

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LyddieGal said...

i've never tried a printed pant in the office - could be fun though!
Chic on the Cheap

7eventh Letter said...

Oh Kimberly! EVERYTHING about this post is fabulous!!! I love that you provided 2 options and those ASOS Ankle strap pumps are to die for...need to get those. Alos loving the Forever 21 Head Wrap.

vogueandheels said...

Love this post! I am obsessed with everything that's floral.

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.wordpress.com

Jonna Eiffert said...

I love florals and look forward to wearing them every spring! I think that floral hat is too cute!
Jonna
Everything but Ordinary

Christina G. said...

Thanks so much for this! I was just at TJMaxx yesterday looking at floral jeans but they felt so 80's to me, but the 2 you showed here do not have that feel, so it is possible to pull off the look in a fresh way! Thanks!

kodijo said...

I love the work look and I don't even have to dress up for my job! So cute.
grey et al

Chelsea said...

I love the print-mixing outfit and the silver floral necklace is to die for! Thanks for sharing your tips.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Shannon Willardson said...

Love the floral sling backs!

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com


DC in STYLE said...

Love floral print, I wish we had a bigger choice of floral maternity items:))
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Camille said...

I've stayed away from floral so far. My husband has always said floral prints remind him of old lady's curtains! But I think I could go for those asos heels...they could never be interpreted as old lady-ish! I was looking for the winner of Give Jewelry, don't see it but I HOPE it's me :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

I'm hoping to add some more floral to my wardrobe this season :)

Amy said...

I used to shy away from florals, but blogs like yours and others gave me the big to wear them! Now I loveee! These are some great choices Kimberly!

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FashMags said...

I love the work look. It's so classy with a pop of mix print. My favorite is the floral pant. =)

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