UNIQLO x Marimekko deliver fresh florals

The new limited-edition x Marimekko capsule collection launched at UNIQLO last week, and while the fresh floral prints will be perfect for Spring/Summer, it’s still possible to start wearing them now.

Following the success of the earlier limited-edition collaborations with the Finnish design house, the new capsule collection combines Marimekko’s colourful and cheerful prints with UNIQLO’s high-quality, functional and accessible LifeWear made for all—colouring our days with the beauty of florals and complementary patterns.

You’ll find Marimekko’s signature bright and bold designs by Fujiwo Ishimoto, Maija Isola, Maija Louekari and Annika Rimala splashed across loungey dresses, shirts, pants and shorts for women and children. Fresh orange, pink and green meld with blue and white to brighten every moment.

New to the collaboration are denim pieces with a casual style, including fun accessories (think bags, hats and shoes!) for a total look.

While the long, balmy nights of summer still feel a little way off, you can easily adapt most of the range to wear right now by adding a mix of light layers.

It’s simple to add layers to the Marimekko Sleeveless Jumpsuit and Marimekko Sleeveless A-Line Dress. Start with a tight-fitting turtleneck or long-sleeve tee to avoid any bunching under your dress/jumpsuit. Or pair one of the range’s fun tees or shirts with a pair of slouchy, straight-legged jeans.

When it comes to bottoms, the Marimekko Cotton Straight Easy Pants and Marimekko Linen Blend Shorts can both be warmed up with a sweater, hoodie or denim jacket, while you could pair the Marimekko Denim Long Skirt with a knit, casually tucking it into the waist of the skirt. For extra warmth, protect your legs with a pair of ankle boots or slouchy, knee-high boots.

Brooke wears: 

Outfit 1:

UNIQLO x Marimekko Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $19.90

UNIQLO x Marimekko Linen Blend Shorts, $49.90

Outfit 2:

UNIQLO x Marimekko Cotton Open Collar Short Sleeve Shirt, $49.90

UNIQLO x Marimekko Cotton Straight Easy Pants, $59.90

 Outfit 3:

UNIQLO x Marimekko Denim V Neck Short Sleeve Blouse, $49.90

UNIQLO x Marimekko Denim Long Skirt, $59.90

Outfit 4:

UNIQLO x Marimekko Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $79.90

UNIQLO x Marimekko Cotton Open Collar Short Sleeve Shirt, $49.90

U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.