||Tip Tuesday: Florals||

Hello my lovelies!!

I don’t know about you, but I am seriously over the winter weather. Up here in good ole Washington State, We’ve been getting bipolar weather. The weekend was gorgeous on Saturday, and then I woke up to nasty snow and blustery wind on Monday that is continuing on this week. And then it’s going to be 42 degrees on Thursday. Talk about strange.

Now since the weather is so yucky, I wanted to talk a bit about floral print. I’ve kind of fallen in love with it and yes, I know its kind of cliche to think about floral for spring( anyone seen Devil Wears Prada? I automatically hear Miranda saying, “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking”) but there is just something that’s cheery and fun and full of life about florals.

I think that florals can be done in the right way, you just have to find a print that works for you.
Lets go through the different styles of floral you can bring into your closet.

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image from Confessions of a call center gal
What I like about the above image is that the floral isn’t big and bold. It has a more timeless and sophisticated feel to it. This would be great with a cute pair of kitten heels and a cardigan at the office, or a denim jacket and some sandals or even converse to make it a bit more casual. If you are a classic gal, look for a print similar to this.

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Now this dress and print are a little bit more modern, with still a classic feel. I love the one color palette in the flowers. It makes it seem less busy. I feel like a monochromatic palette lends more of an elegant feel to your outfit, and the flowers don’t seem outdated, but young and fresh.

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These two prints make me think Vintage/Country. I think that the smaller the print, the more country(depending on the style of dress) or vintage it looks. Its more reminiscent of by gone days. In fact the dress on top reminds me of the 90’s a bit.

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These last two prints are Big and Bold. I love both of them. I think the Maxi helps keep the proportions of the bold flowers, even though they aren’t bright. And the bottom dress, is my favorite kind of floral print. It looks like watercolors to me. A more muted, soft tone, but bold and fun at the same time.

Whats great about floral prints, is its easy to accessorize. Pick a color that’s featured in your print and make that the color to accessorize with or play it safe by sticking with neutrals. Florals can be casual or dressy, carefree or sophisticated. Its up to you and what you want to convey to the world for that moment.

Glam up your wardrobe with some “ground breaking” floral and have fun!

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