The floral trend can be tricky to wear, but we have a bunch of solutions right here…
I’m obsessed with printed shorts – how can I dress them up to wear them out?
High heels and a leather jacket will shake things up instantly. Just choose a cropped, lightweight jacket and pair it with a vest to make it summer-friendly.
Melange camisole R120, Old Khaki; leather jacket R4999, Levi’s; floral print shorts R359, Zara; bangle R120, Lulu Belle; strappy heels R425, Bronx Woman
Going Out In Florals
How can I wear florals when I go out?
In a nutshell, stay away from bold colours and look for prints in neutral tones (think black, navy and grey). Then add metallic pieces for a dose of sophistication.
Gold top R399, Sissy Boy; J Brand floral print jeans R2650, Shop-label.com; necklace R169, Accessorize; nude wedges R380, Truworths
I’d love to wear a floral dress but worry I’ll look too girlie.
Choose the style of dress carefully. Avoid looser, baby doll shapes and go for something that shows off your curves with a print that’s more modern and grown up.
Peplum dress R1299, Forever New; bangles from top: R85 for three, Lulu Belle; R149 for four, Accessorize; R75, Lulu Belle; patent leather clutch bag R299, Accessorize; blue peep-toe heels R320, Truworths
Can I wear a bright floral skirt without looking OTT?
Of course, if you keep things simple: basic vests in dark shades are a summer staple. And don’t load up on accessories.
Gap navy camisole R130, Stuttafords; floral graduated skirt R549, Forever New; gold necklace R150, Lulu Belle; tan leather sandals R1 399, Mari and Me
Breaking Free Of The White Tee
I don’t know what to wear with my floral jeans – I always seem to resort to a white T-shirt. Any better ideas?
Step away from that boring tee and do the print-on-print thing instead. Go sleeveless (flaunting your toned arms, which gives the look a sexier edge) and make sure the floral prints are different sizes and have some shades in common.
Tropical print shirt R299, floral print pants R499, both Zara; gold leaf bracelet R99, Accessorize; strappy heels R425, Bronx Woman
How do I wear floral prints to work?
One word: blazer. Choose one with good tailoring (so it doesn’t look sloppy) and a small, bold print. Throw it over anything from trousers to dresses – and smart shorts if your office has a more relaxed vibe.
Gap white camisole R150, Stuttafords; floral blazer R899, Forever New; Witchery white shorts R650, Stuttafords; large shopper R699, Accessorize; leather wedges R619, Green Cross