Bye winter, we didn’t like you much. But hellooo spring! Nothing says spring like florals, and the SS16 catwalks have been positively vibrant and blossoming. Too, then, should your wardrobe.
Florals in spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it’s all about how you wear them. The all-over print is incredibly flattering for all shapes, but there’s the danger of flowers being too, oh, classic (read: frumpy). But don’t worry – the flower power of SS16 is positively modern.
Coach gave head-to-toe florals a go, contrasting patterns and textured panels (pleats, please!) to keep things fresh. For floral amateurs, there are accessories: the brand’s handbags with 3D leather blooms are a refreshing pop of colour. You’ll also see petals adorning watches and jewellery, too. Office-appropriate looks from Hugo Boss kept bold blooms simple by pairing them with solid and complementary colours.
Over at Gucci, creative director Alessandro Michele’s spring shower of gorgeous blossoms emblazoned everything from Lurex ruffled sleeves to brocade skirts. In stores, you’ll see colourful birds nestled in a floral print layered on top of the signature Gucci Tian pattern on bags and signature loafers. Check out our story on Gucci’s iconic looks.
Meanwhile, Michael Kors showed off feminine, bud-sprinkled jersey maxi dresses for ultimate breezy comfort. Pair with wedge platforms, a loose cardigan, and you’re off to your brunch/date/picnic.
Sometimes, though, all you really need is that one gorgeous piece: Tom Ford’s stunning embellished silk dress with embroidered flowers (not to mention a neckline cut to there) is all you’ll need to set hearts aflutter. Oh, and a killer pair of stilettos. But of course.