“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
Harsh but true, a quote that has gained cult status through the years is something we can all agree with but not even Miranda Priestly’s dry sarcasm can argue against the unchallenged status that floral styles boast for the S/S season. The fresh feminine feel that florals bring to your wardrobe are accessible, undeniable and effective, so why fight it?
New Lily’s S/S16 collection heavily features florals on a variety of pieces to suit any women’s personal style, so there really is something for everyone to embrace the trend. Not all florals need to be soft and subtle to be effective and it is the pieces with the bold prints have that have caught our attention for all the right reasons.
These trousers are a stunning statement piece for you to stride into summer with for those not afraid of experimenting with colour. Pair with a plain white top to allow the colours to truly bloom.
With green being pegged as THE colour of A/W16, why not get a jump on the trend by combining it with florals. The simplicity of this dress allows this bold shade of green to shine and allow you to stand out from the subtler shades of mint and khaki that are more commonplace in women’s wardrobes.
In contrast to New Lily’s bold florals, comes Mads Nørgaard’s subtle approach with with a tiled floral pattern made up of neutral colours. It comes on this adorable summer dress as well as a matching top and short set. Both outfits are versatile enough to be dressed up or down with footwear giving you more options to show them off. Perfect for those summertime social events where you need to keep things fresh and casual and show off your tan.
Florals may not be groundbreaking but that doesn’t mean that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t look good wearing them.