Saturday, May 2, 2015

How to Style Floral with Floral


Hello! Happy Saturday! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start. I woke up early this morning so that I could begin working on my long list of things to do before I leave Philadelphia- my design project, an 8-page final paper, a timed French test, etc. The list goes on and on! But at least the weather is nice enough to permit me to work on it all outside, making the work seem a hundred times more bearable.

Featured above is one of my looks from earlier this week. As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of prints- floral, paisley, polka dots, plaid, any print you throw my way I'm basically in love with (minus zebra print which makes me cringe at the thought of.) Besides just wearing one print at a time, I really love styling multiple prints together. The main thing to consider when mixing and matching different prints is the scale and the colors of the print. You're going to want the scale of the prints to differ slightly and for both of the prints to share at least one color. 

This spring, why don't you try switching things up with your outfits and styling multiple floral prints together? Just remember- try to coordinate the prints so that there is at least one matching color and the size of the prints isn't identical. I experimented with floral on floral in the look above and love the whimsical, artsy vibe that the combination portrays. I took a vibrant floral romper with a multitude of different colors- green, purple, white, etc. and styled it with a pair of 60's inspired floral Doc Martens that are bursting with orange, pink, yellow and white. The white element from both prints tied them together. I slipped on even another print with a pair of green polka dot socks (although the print was barely visible.)

I really like how the floral on floral in my look creates a free-spirited, creative aesthetic. I wanted to emphasize that feeling as well as add a touch of boho to the look. To achieve this, I slipped on a stone necklace and round hippie sunglasses as well as threw my hair up into a messy, half-bun. A burnt orange cardigan and cobalt blue bag added more color to the look, making it the perfect spring/summer look.

Floral romper: c/o Fashion Nova
Orange cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Floral combat boots: Doc Martens
Round sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Green polka dot socks: Forever 21
Blue bag: Vintage
Stone necklace: c/o ShopLately
Small golden necklace: c/o Robert Matthew

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1 comment:

  1. your docs are awesome. unique and lovely way of pairing different types of floral together. :)