2017 sees the return of retro floral prints and these ones are nothing like the dowdy Nan-patterns you have ingrained in your mind.
Today I give my top tips on how to wear retro floral printsRetro floral prints are back! And these ones are nothing like the dowdy Nan-patterns you have ingrained in your mind. Here’s how to wear retro floral prints…
1. Add Ankle Boots
Ankle boots are the must-have shoe for 2017! As well as adding to the throw back nature of retro floral prints, the humble ankle boot also adds a juxtaposing element of toughness.
2. Keep Your Handbag Plain & Classic
A black or nude bag will stop you from looking like you’re on your way to a fancy dress party. Tone down a retro floral print with a classic handbag.
Dress: Rodeo Show*
Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere*
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
3. Short Dresses= Less Dowdy
If you’re worried about looking like you’ve joined Macklemore on a thrift shop raid, opt for a shorter retro floral dress.
Showing off those pins keeps it fresh and young.
If you opt for a maxi dress with retro florals, break up the print with a plain belt, or tie a denim shirt effortlessly around the waist.
4. Straddle The Line Between Loose and Fitted
Finding a happy medium between loose and fitted is integral to rocking retro floral prints. A tight piece with large florals may be unflattering. On the other hand, a loose piece may look frumpy. Find the happy medium and go for loose piece with fitted waistbands, or simply add a belt.
5. Use Accessories To Bring Out A Secondary Colour
Take a less occurring colour in the floral print and bring it out in your accessories. This will tone down the print and compliment it at the same time.
Bag: Farrah and Sloane*
Sunglasses: TIJN Eyewear*
Choker: Colette Hayman
Now go rock those retro floral prints!