Trend of the week: The new season is all about florals

HEY, PETAL! We’ve got a bouquet of new season florals just for you.

INSPIRATION

Blossoms, darling buds and large-scale blooms acquire a wintry edge as florals find their dark side. From hyperreal craftwork to psychedelic poppies and retro wallpaper, reimagined references (no ditsy daisies here) run amok with a mysterious edge that challenges our perception of the humble print.

STYLE NOTES

OPPOSITES ATTRACT: Make like Valentino and pair a floral Victorian midi dress (think ruffle neck and sleeves) with chunky laced biker boots. Wear with a slub knit sweater or floral applique faux fur for extra style snaps.

PRINT PLAY: Allow florals to bloom head-to-toe by keeping to a similar print in different colours or different prints in a similar colour. You see? Easy.

NO SHRINKING VIOLETS: Add sass to a floral shoe by adding fishnet tights or ankle socks.

WEATHER IT: Transition a fluted hem floral dress into colder months by layering over straight leg vintage jeans. Pair with almond toe courts and a trenchcoat. Done and done.


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