Peter Minkoff is one of my regular guest bloggers and you can always expect the best advice from his blogs. Check out his last one here. He’s a beauty and fashion writer, living in London and occasionally in Brisbane. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in UK and AUS. Beside beauty and fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics and traveling around tropical destinations. He plans to create a business for beauty and style advising. Peter’s giving us the latest trend this Spring with Floral Mania!
Florals? For Spring? Well, obviously. Although there’s really no surprise there (after all, spring IS the season when the whole nature begins blossoming and so does our wardrobe), each year we get something new and fresh from the runways to remind us that a floral dress doesn’t really have to be just that! From intricate floral patterns, floral embellishments included in plain cuts and basis to floral accessories and classic A-line skirts and dresses that pride on their floral simplicity – there’s always something for everyone, and we love it.
This time around, it feels like the spring’s on steroids! Wherever you look, there’s an explosion of the print and it’s pretty… well, let’s call it eye-catching. We’ve noticed that designers have taken a risk, and pushed the envelope – the silhouettes are edgier, the form is intriguing, florals are now paired with other, unexpected patterns, there is a burst of two-piece designs, as well as a few amazing floral accessories. Things are pretty spectacular, no doubt!
Here’s a review of floral mania that you’ll probably adore throughout the spring of 2017.
Take me to the garden
Patterned pants aren’t really a favorite as they are known to add pounds, making the bottom part look heavier than it normally would. However, the floral solutions we’re seeing this spring are every bit as flattering as the next thing. Worn with single-colored tunics, lace tops, easy, flowy shirts, black pants with intricate florals splashed over will look dashing. A surprise comes with pants featuring huge (yes, they really are huge) mixes of flowers that remind us of gardens. Edgier girls tend to combine floral on floral (floral shirts with floral pants or shorts), while those who like to keep things sleek still keep things toned down.
Kimonos have been trending for a while now and it appears they aren’t going anywhere. If anything, they’ve got a whole new floral dimension – from floral splashes and embroideries on a single-color basis to all-floral fabrics and patterns, the kimonos are looking lush, luxurious, and very rich.
Cape shirts, overcoats, and dresses are there, too and they are featuring florals similarly as kimonos. Paired with simple tops and bottoms (bell pants in milk white, short shorts or skirts) – both kimonos and capes look breathtaking. Everything is about the unrestricted, luxurious feel of spring, and rich floral colors and shapes are there to prove it.
Step on me floral
Another surprise for spring 2017 are floral heels, sandals, and sneaks. They’re seen as accessories and embellishments since their floral patterns are very decorative and make a bold fashion statement. There’s something for everyone’s taste and it looks pretty amazing.
Seemingly dipped in buckets of fresh flowers, creating a fabulous ombre effect – wardrobe elements have never looked as luxurious and intriguing as they are now. There is an inexplicable, dream-like excitement about these outfits, giving us a whimsical sense of wonder and thrill. We’re seeing them on the streets of Paris, London, NY and Sydney in floral kaftans, maxi dresses, skirts, overcoats, long shirts, and jackets.
Sweat it floral
Athleisure and florals? Well, apparently. Tights are looking so super cute with flowers splashed all over, as are the workout tops. Beanies and sporty hats are featuring flowers, too! Remember when we said florals are on steroids? Do you believe us now?
Sheer and see-through
If you feel like going out naked (wait, what?), the flowers will protect you (again, what?). We’ve seen a lot of mesh, see-through, and sheer short dresses, as well as shirts entirely covered in garden-like floral patterns for protection. Some are featuring other patterns, too, while others go for more shimmery accessories like mirrors, pearls and colorful glitter.
Peter is also an Editor In Chief on High Style Life. So go check that out too!