Floral prints – summer in full bloom
- 20. Jul 2022
- Leonie Riek
- Leonie Riek
- 20. Jul 2022
Floral patterns are all-rounders that suit anyone and put you in a good mood straight away. Shirts, blouses, blazers, sports jackets, dresses. Learn here which versions of the summer print are in fashion this year.
"Flowers next to each other, regardless of their colours and shapes, can never result in a picture that is not well-balanced."
-Vincent van Gogh
All-over floral prints
Small flowers all over a top – that's how we like our floral patterns. Many tops, especially men's tops, feature small all-over floral patterns this summer. This extends to all kinds, from polo shirts to T-shirts and shirts . If you prefer things more colourful, you can opt for a top with a bright background or very colourful flowers. It'll put you in a good mood and is guaranteed to attract everyone's attention. You can tone your choice down a bit by opting for a light colour, or white. In combination with smart trousers, a shirt with such a so-called millefleur pattern can be the perfect evening outfit. It looks elegant, fashionable and modern.
AS THE PATTERN AS SUCH IS ALREADY QUITE EYE-CATCHING, YOU SHOULD IDEALLY COMBINE IT WITH UNDERSTATED, PLAIN-COLOURED PIECES OF CLOTHING.
An understated floral print for everyday wear
Floral prints that are a little bit more understated are suitable for everyday wear. If the colours of the print are more subtle, they tend to stand out less against the background and are therefore not quite as eye-catching. The same applies to floral patterns that are a similar shade to the background or are slightly transparent. The advantage of this kind of pattern is that you can easily combine it with other bright colours . After all, in the summer, we tend to be more willing to experiment and fancy more colourful outfits.
Go big or go home: striking florals are our summer favourites.
If you want to add an extra portion of summer feeling to your outfit, you should opt for large, striking patterns this season. The super-sized florals are surprisingly easy to combine – whether with trousers, Bermudas or a skirt. Choose a shirt or a shirt dress for a super smart look in an instant. At the same time, you can also wear the pattern in a more casual way by opting to wear a pair of casual sneakers with a dress , for example. Combined with beautiful sandals, for example, your floral dress soon becomes a flower-strewn eye-catcher in the evening.
By the way, the category "floral prints" also includes the good old Hawaiian shirt: every few years, the fashion world focuses on it again, or at least a little bit. The pattern of tropical flowers and palm tree leaves creates a holiday feeling and puts you in a good mood, which makes it the ideal It-piece for your summer wardrobe.
A successful pattern mix with a focus on florals
Creating a successful mix of patterns always takes some daring. One wrong decision, and your outfit looks like a bad choice, rather than stylish. Mixing patterns works best if small- and large-scale patterns are combined with each other. It's also a good idea to stay in the same colour family and to refrain from wearing two completely contrasting bright colours with each other. This season, we particularly like the combination of checks and stripes with florals. The patterns as such are very classic and not too striking, which makes them easy to combine with each other.
Our conclusion: Floral prints are incredibly versatile.
It's obvious that floral prints are associated with summer. The numerous different versions of this pattern as well as the various colour nuances create an extremely versatile trend anyone can experiment with. Unlike with other trends, you don't have to make sure that the respective colour or cut suits you – simply anyone can wear colours. You can also create an incredibly wide range of outfit styles with just one single piece of clothing with a floral pattern.
The floral pattern trend can be worn casual and relaxed during the day as well as smart and glamorous in the evening. It is also perfect for quickly restyling your daytime outfit for the evening in the summer in just a few seconds. You can completely change your look with a different jacket, a new pair of shoes or certain accessories.
So: how will you be wearing flowers this summer?