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Posted on August 20, 2014

Fashion sisters: Floral Prints

Rebel/ Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

Floral prints fashion sisters

Floral print skirts, trousers and tops are perennial staples for summer and winter alike. As different as Rebel’s and my styles are, we both love flowerful prints; each with our own interpretation.

Romantique: True to my style, I like wearing florals with a double dose of playfulness, femininity and romanticism. For my outfit, I’ve gone all Betty-Draper in an A-Line Max Mara skirt and top, scattered with fuchsias. Powder pink cat-eye sunglasses and the obligatory 50s kitten heels are the cherry on the top of this Mad Men-esque outfit!

Rebel: When wearing florals, my first instinct is to clash the flowers with killer heels and edgy accessories to tone down the sugary sweetness as well as avoiding the middle-aged wife look. Try a mens sweater and a chunky, studded belt to inject some coolness into your outfit. Anyone can pull it off!

Max Mara Floral Skirt and top.

Romantique is wearing:

  • A Line floral skirt from Max Mara SS2014
  • Silk flowery top from Max Mara SS2014
  • Pink cat eye sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana
  • Kitten heels from Logan
  • Pink clutch: No name brand at TK Maxx
  • Pink ballerina earrings: Les Nereides

Rebel is wearing:

  • Floral pencil skirt from Tiger of Sweden
  • Black pumps by Buffalo
  • Sweater out of my boyfriends wardrobe
  • Studded belt bought at TK Maxx

Floral pencil skirt tiger of sweden celine

 

Posted on May 31, 2014

Florals and Broderie Anglaise

Accessoires/ Romantique

Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co

“Florals are for middle-aged women with weight problems”. Karl Lagerfeld.

Ah, we love a good Karlism, especially seeing that the famously outspoken Chanel designer often contradicts himself the next day. Floral pattern featured in many Chanel collections, proving that the Kaiser does approve of florals now and then.

He would definitely condone my beautiful millefleurs scarf from Lily and Lionel. Thousands of small lavender bloom prints keep me warm & stylish in the chilly British “summer” weather.

I’m not called Romantique for nothing, the cream  broderie anglaise coat is one of my spring essentials. To avoid the goody goody two shoes look, I love to accessorize with a scarf and juxtapose denim for a casual flair.

I am wearing:

  • Silk scarf “Blossom Lavender” by  Lily and Lionel
  • Broderie Anglaise coat by Max and Co
  • Handbag by Bally
  • Kitten heels from Logan

Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co

Posted on August 18, 2013

How we wear flirty florals

Blazer / Jackets/ Dresses/ Skirts/ Trousers/ Wardrobe
Céline floral pants

Céline floral pants

 

“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.

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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.

Floral Dress from Max & Co

Floral Dress from Max & Co

 

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.

Floral Blazer from Zara

Floral Blazer from Zara

 

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.

 

millefleur bikin from Domani

millefleur bikin from Domani

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.

Florals AW 2014

Winter florals from Moschino, Blumarine and Valentino

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