Bold floral patterns got a grown up look this summer, and it appears that the trend will continue to gain popularity as we enter into fall. The versatility of the floral look definitely lends to its popularity–dress it up or down, style it with feminine accessories or add a punk twist. All you need is one piece to mix and match with items that you already have in your closet, and you’re a sure trend setter.
This strapless dress from Chariots Afire features a flattering sweetheart neckline and princess seams for a crisp, tailored look. The shape of the dress accents the smallest part of your waist, and is the perfect length for work or a night out on the town. And my favorite part–pockets–so practical!
To transition your floral dress into fall, layer it with a fitted boyfriend blazer. This gray hemp linen option from Pretty Birdie won’t compete with the bright color of your dress. Keep the jacket buttoned and add heels during work hours for a more professional look or wear it open with a simple pair of flats on the weekend when you want something more casual.
If you want to add a punk twist to your sweet floral dress, try a leather jacket. This white option from Anna Burns features an asymmetrical zipper and large collar to keep you warm as the temperature starts to drop. Add bright colored tights and a pair of leather boots, and you’re ready to a crisp fall afternoon walk around the city.
Add a little interest to your outfit by wearing geometric accessories. These brass matchstick earrings by Metalista can be either feminine or edgy, depending on what you wear with them.
Flower patterns aren’t just for little girls anymore, and I, for one, am glad! Whether you style it bold or feminine, add a bold floral patterned dress to your closet this summer and be a trend setter well into fall.
The featured picture at the top of this post is a beautiful abstract oil painting by Luiza Vizoli.