Floral patterns are trendy this summer. However, I can’t exactly remember ever not seeing floral patterns in stores so I don’t exactly know what makes them more trendy now. I do know that styled incorrectly and you’ve got yourself a snooze-ensemble, ya know, something straight off the Reitman’s mannequin. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. We all have less inspired days where a simple neutral + pattern = good enough. But I like to challenge my-style-self, and so when I went to wear a new floral tee, I decided to mix it with … more floral!
- choose prints with a common colour – the peachy pink and yellow are in both florals, and the base colour of a dark navy/black underscore both
- mix tighter patterns with more open patterns
- limit your outfits to two prints
- add minimal accessories – I debated about a necklace but felt naked without something to finish the ensemble, so I chose a necklace by She Does Create with pale beads that look pink/purple/mauve/blue depending on what they are with. I used my tiny pliers to change it into a lariat for added interest. Simple bracelets and small earrings are from my closet.
My day was jam-packed and this outfit was perfectly comfortable and interesting and definitely not snoozy. As I look back through my archives, I realize, I have a thing for mixing patterns and seeing the Ruche examples only makes me want more.