“Florals are for middle-aged women with weight problems” – Karl Lagerfeld.
While I adore fashion king Karl Lagerfeld and his often funny (and inappropriate!) quotes, I beg to differ on this occasion. Every woman should have a floral piece in her wardrobe, simply because they are feminine, flirty, fun and versatile. There’s flowers for every type of woman and every style.
This is how we Rebel and I rock florals:
1. Floral Trousers
If you are unsure whether florals suit you, wear them away from your face, as a skirt or trousers. Above: Rebel is wearing flower print pants from Céline SS 2012. To calm the pattern, she pairs her trousers with a one coloured cashmere jumper in orange. High Heels in black ensure that floras don’t look mumsy. Both shoes and jumper pick up the colours of the printed pants which further tones down the print.
2. The Floral Pencil Skirt
The ever slimming pencil skirt lends itself perfectly to a bit of flowery action. My navy blue and pink skirt is from TK Maxx. I will be rocking this baby in winter with toasty tights and a warm parka. To elongate my shillouette I added pointy patent kitten heel shoes from Logan to my flowery skirt. Again, to not make the flower print look to busy, I paired it with a cashmere cardi and navy t-shirt picking up the colours of the skirt.
3. The Floral Dress
For me, this is the ultimate way to wear florals, in the form of a playful dress. Fitted at the top, flared at over the hips and bum, this is an instant slimmer. For me, smaller florals work better as they tend to make me look skinnier compared to bigger flower prints. Dress from Max & Co, sandals from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni, sunglasses from Céline.
4. The Floral Blazer
The flower prints make the classic blazer look fresh. Throw on some pointy heels or metallic slip on for a modern take.
5. The Floral Bikini
Florals and a tan always look great together! Hit the beach in a romantic and playful mood. My bikini is from domani. I love the small, dainty millefleur flowers.
Winter florals from Moschino, Blumarine and Valentino