I know. You can hear it rolling around in your head. Miranda Priestly drolling,
“Florals, for spring… groundbreaking.”
Well, spring has slid into summer now and the typically dainty print is anything but prim this season. Think more grunge rock and garden party glam than dainty doilies.
Somehow, I always feel like it’s summer somewhere inside me. Perhaps it due to having a birthday in July, but summer just inspires me and when it’s I have the most fun getting dressed. The Texas sunshine, the vibrant culture, a newly acquired boho attitude… whatever it is, I have a deep love for breezy dresses in bold prints.
However, it’s important to remember proportion in prints is everything. Always wear a print that complements your shape. If you’re petite, choose a smaller print that won’t overpower your frame.
Here’s six seductive ways to burst into bloom…
6. Bomber jacket: Add an urban touch to a print dress by layering with a bomber or military-inspired jacket. A perfect way to take your outfit from day to evening.
5. Embroidered jeans: If you’re a maximalist, be fearless and wear print-on-print and clashing colors. If you’re a minimalist, keep jewelry to a minimum, add a block color shoe, pull your hair back and let the print be the statement.
4. Brocade mules: Slide elegantly into your evening or use them daily like house shoes a billionaire might wear. Fancy and yet low-key at the same time, they’re easily slipped off to reveal your perfect pedicure.
3. Printed pants: Choose a design that represents your personality. If you’re feminine, opt for fluid, botanical prints. If you’re more modern, choose something graphic. Feel confident in your choice… Don’t let the print wear you.
2. Tapestry shoeties: Let’s not forget that rain showers do pop up suddenly in the summer. A colorful botanical motif gives the classic shoetie new life, while still keeping your feet dry.
1. Botanical dresses: Invest in a flowing silk dress. They are SO versatile. Cinch your waist with a simple belt for a more feminine look and pair with heels or flats.