If one thing says "new season", it's floral prints.
Florals aren't considered the most groundbreaking of prints when it comes to summer dressing (who can forget Miranda Priestley's withering put-down?), but one look at the high street will confirm that, regardless of the season, florals will forever be in fashion.
More than a handful of SS'19 headlining trends are adventurous, and - hold onto your bucket hats - for once that includes a genuinely bold array of floral prints. While cute little ditsy blooms do exist in their thousands at this time, there are far louder counterparts vying for the main stage. They can be a little daunting: neon hibiscus splattered trousers don't sound as easy-to-wear as a floral maxi, but such a statement can be impactful, mood-enhancing, and therefore, at least worth your consideration.
Tulips, roses, peonies: whatever your vibe, office-ready shirt dresses to evening gowns, the varieties are almost as endless as our love for florals.
Afraid to look garishly girly? Just add a denim jacket or a pair of white trainers, et voilà!
A floral maxi is a staple you need in your wardrobe for weddings, events and everything in between. This season, opt for delicate ditsy prints in peachy pinks, blues and soft greens – team with white trainers in the day and switch to strappy sandals to make them work in the evening.
Austin Floral Daisy Print Angel Sleeved Maxi, €49, Topshop
It's not a regular suit, it's a cool suit (to paraphrase Regina George's mom). Call it a set, call it co-ords, call it whatever you want; there's no denying that a floral co-ord be your go-to look all summer long. A versatile two-piece guarantees maximum styling options; mix and match the separates; dress them up with different accessories - the options are endless.
First emerging last Autumn, the satin midi skirt was the perfect accompaniment to cardigans, chunky knits and roll necks. However, as seasons change and temperatures begin to ever so slowly rise, styling a delicate garment like a satin midi skirt knows no bounds. Flattering, lightweight and incredibly comfortable, a satin midi skirt holds all the power of summer dressing, add a splash of neon florals and you're ready to go.
Bias Cut Satin Slip Midi Skirt in Bright Floral, €41.48, ASOS
Rixo's retro-inspired swimsuit is a nod to the floral designs of the past but offers a contemporary feel with ruffled shoulders and bustier detail. If we could have it our way, this would be all we'd wear this summer.
Valentina Diana Floral Swimsuit, €115, Rixo
I see your classic tan mules and I raise you a bright yellow floral ankle strap mule.
Ted Baker Sandals, €113, Zalando
Over the past few years, bucket hats have evolved from an ironic comeback trend to bona fide fashion hat of choice. Add florals to a the already fashion pack approved accessory, well now, that is groundbreaking.
Floral Print Fisherman Bucket hat, €29, Urban Outfitters
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