FASHION

THE FLORAL EDIT

Confessionfashion time: I know that floral print is a staple for many but it has just never been my thing. I’ve always had the impression that they look old-fashioned (oops!). But, here I am, wearing Cotton On’s Woven Wrap Maxi Skirt, which I got on a steal from Zalora a while back. I have to say, I truly love it. Though I’m not 100% into floral prints just yet, I’m definitely embracing it. If you’re like me, shying away from floral prints, I have some tips and tricks to find the right one that would be flattering for you.

Now, truth to be told, floral prints can be overwhelming, as it comes in an array of designs (baroque, calico, paisley…). Don’t sweat it, there’s no need to be well-versed in all these terms in search of the floral print garment of your preference. Before I go on, take note that there is no exact rules or whatnot. You’ll know what suits you when you set your eyes on them. These are only a few details that you could pay attention to.

#1: The Print

Personally, I prefer bigger prints as compared to tinnier ones. Larger, blooming prints, like the one I have on here, makes it obvious that you are wearing floral print. If that’s too much, you can always start small with dainty prints. Alternatively, if overall print is not to your liking, there’s always outfits with strategically positioned floral design on parts of the fabric. This way, you’ll get to incorporate a touch of floral print in an otherwise solid-coloured outfit.

#2: The Colour

The colour of the garment itself is a huge defining feature when selecting a floral print piece. The very reason that I picked out this skirt was due to its colour. I love dark colours and so, the beautiful emerald green colour caught my eyes at first glance that it almost overshadow the floral print. Say if you love pastel colours, then spot those peach or baby blue outfit. Or if you prefer bright and bold colours, then go for yellow or orange.

#3: The Cut

Another thing to take note of is the design of the clothing. Wrap skirts/dresses are all the rage for spring/summer and they are way too pretty to resist. I just love the way it flows! All the more reason that I decided to get this skirt. Think of a style that you adore, say an off-shoulder cut or bodycons. Then, keep a lookout on these styles in floral print rather than solid colours.

Bonus Styling Tips

As for the styling, I prefer to let my floral maxi skirt do the talking by pairing it with a black top and some silver jewellery. I wore a Studded Flat Sandals from Something Borrowed via Zalora for a casual day out. On the other hand, a pair of heels would be nice for a night out. That’s pretty much the basic. Altough, if you’re feeling bold, you could pair it with other prints, for example, a stripe top or even a leopard print bag or flats.

Get My Look!

The skirt I’m wearing here is no longer available, but I’ve linked similar ones. Happy shopping!

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Cotton On Woven Cherry Midi Skirt

Cotton On Woven Cherry Midi Skirt (via Zalora)

Cotton On Woven Elora Rouched Maxi Skirt

Cotton On Woven Gloria Maxi Skirt

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  1. […] As summer comes to an end, the season’s favourite print a.k.a. floral print is given a gothic twist in the form of muted blooms against subdued backdrop. Dark florals are set to be huge as fall approaches. Think wine red, deep purple, and similar toned-down colours. They are the perfect transitional piece in case you’re reluctant to let go of your summer staple. Dark floral frocks can be styled just as it is if you live in warmer countries. P.S. Should you need a guide on all things floral print, check out my previous post : The Floral Edit. […]

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