Don’t Fear Floral

Floral mixed with botanical motifs will be one of the big trends this season. We are now seeing floral print not only on clothing but printed on boots, trainers and handbags.

A key point to remember when wearing floral is a single item goes a long way. Floral prints whether they be bright or demure, mix well with neutral pieces and look fantastic on all body shapes.

Wearing a floral print jacket with your basic outfit such as everyday jeans and white t-shirt adds an element of interest. You could even just add a floral print scarf, handbag or shoe.

Balance is everything so if you choose to wear a floral print dress, choose a neutral shoe or if you are feeling bold pick a bright colour from the print, like red or yellow and wear that coloured shoe or bag.

Personally I love mixing prints together like small prints with big prints in the same colour tones. I also love to mix a small amount of leopard print with floral print.

There are no rules you just try a few looks and see what works best for you.

Renee curates a high-end fashion blog Renee’s Runway, an editorial of her obsessions and realistic obtainable options.   Renee lives in Paddington with her builder husband and their three children.  She turns 40 this year.

Renee wears: Image one to four – Garden Party Maxi Dress $239.95 Sheike, Saint Laurent Bat $1,650.00 Designer Archives, Slate Dot Bracelet $99.00, Distinct Narrow Bracelet $149.00 both Swarovski and Vintage Chanel Wedges $650.00 from Designer Archives.

Image five to seven-  Bonnie Jacquard Jacket $350.00, Eddie T-Shirt $35.00 , Citizens of Humanity Emmerson Pacifica Jeans $339.00, Ivy Suede Shoe Black $180.00 all Sambag and Miu Miu Handbag $825.00 from Designer Archives.