Miranda Priestly (aka Meryl Streep from the Devil Wear’s Prada) once said “Floral? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” Well, I am here to tell Miranda Priestly that floral clothing can be groundbreaking in spring and the summer!
What I’m Wearing
I have never been much of a floral girl. I would always tell my girl gang to stay far away from the cheesy Hawaiian inspired get-ups. However, I recently stumbled upon my favorite bloggers Instagram account (Annagracenewell), where she featured a chic, yet stylish floral button-down tied up in a knot. She paired this trendy blouse with a double loop belt and vintage high-waisted shorts. I impenitently fell in love and headed on over to Mixology Clothing Company (TIFFTALK101), where I found a pinstripe floral blouse that resembled the one I saw on Instagram. Like Anna Grace, I took my shirt and tied it up into a knot under my chest. This created a relax and casual look that could be worn to a backyard BBQ or out for some drinks. I styled the floral blouse with a versatile white wrap skirt from LF Stores and my comfortable platform sandals that I wear absolutely EVERYWHERE!
Guess Who’s Falling for Floral
The label dropped their Fall 2018 men’s Gucci Tailoring campaign featuring Alessandro Michele designs on heartthrob Harry Styles. The Italian fashion designer and creative director took the reins of Gucci in 2015 and transformed the brand by bringing in a contemporary sensibility and diverse clientele. Michele is known for his colorful and floridly embroidered ensembles, which is right up Harry Styles ale.
The advertisement displays Styles parading around in a variety of tailored Gucci looks from three-piece suits, a Mahair jacket embellished with New York Yankee patches, to a Marseille jacket with an embroidered floral collar.
If boyband vocalist Harry Styles can experiment with florals why can’t we? Also, Gucci totally just proved Miranda Priestly wrong!
For those of us not on a Gucci budget (pretty much everyone) and are looking for some floral inspiration to try out before summer ends. Check out these hot retail stores that are entirely digging the floral trend.