How To Wear Winter Florals
Posted on 30 October 2017
We may have said goodbye to summer, but the temperature is still rising for florals. A moody take on the sunshine prints you’re used to, these are dark, grown up and chic, and they’re here just in time for cosy layering and cold weather statements.
Dark Botanic Florals
Floral prints take a sumptuous turn for A/W17, with dark patterns and autumnal hues leading the way on the catwalk and the high street. Look for rich reds, forest greens and mustard yellows, or select a black background for some sultry botanical vibes. Give them a Victoriana feel by pairing your florals with lace, velvet and tulle; think high-pile pleated skirts, high-neck lace tops and frilly tulle blouses.
Street Style Flower Girl
Outerwear is street style inspired again for winter, with puffer jackets and bombers staying high on the list of must-haves. Look to floral print puffers and embellished bomber jackets for an urban take on the winter floral trend.
In The Detail
You don’t have to showcase all over blooms to channel some flower power. Floral details are having a moment on everything from shoes to jewellery. Pick a flower brooch and pin it on the lapel of your favourite blazer to soften your tailoring, or look to delicate vintage style floral charms to layer around your neck. Cross-body bags are this season’s favourite hands-free handbag, but choose one in a floral jacquard fabric to give it a more playful finish.
Give your winter layers some catwalk-inspired character. Beautiful brocades bring a splash of regal chintz to your cold-weather wardrobe, while floral print raincoats bring some sunshine to the rain.
Introduce some texture into your wardrobe with a floral jacquard skirt, or find a flowery corduroy number to nail this season’s love for cords. Add some textured knitwear and you’ll stay chic whatever the weather.
Embroidered details will bring a luxury feel to any outfit, but go for opulence overload and look for embroidered brocades and jacquards. Find them on ankle boots, blazers and high heels or head in the other direction and elevate your basics with embroidered tees and sweatshirts.
Florals aren’t strictly reserved for women. Men can also embrace the trend with everything from a statement floral shirt to a headturning jacquard suit. Go all out in dusky pinks and purples to embrace that dandy look or stay subtle with navy and black based patterns to work around your wardrobe.
Styling With James Derby
Elegant accessories are an easy way to elevate your florals and make them look like they’ve wandered straight off the catwalk. Pair some long floral-print sleeves with our gold and black watch to add to that sumptuous wintery feel, or give your outfit a feminine lift with our rose gold design with a white watch face.