I love injecting a little bit of floral into my wardrobe when Spring rolls around and this year is no exception. Floral has been a key trend over the years for Spring and Summer, but SS16 is all about taking it to the next level with brighter prints, bolder patterns and jewel encrusted accents. There’s a lot of focus on leafy greens, poppy reds and lemon yellows, and all three of these feature in the outfits that I’m sharing today. Farfetch UK have challenged me to create some looks which capture elements from the botanical blooms trend whilst still keeping them wearable for the everyday girl. I’ve put together three outfits which I think would be perfect for anything from brunch, to lunch – to a weekend getaway. Let me know what you think of them in the comments below!
The first outfit that I’ve put together was inspired by my favourite white tee and jeans combination (you can’t get more classic and comfortable than that!). I chose a white lace tee for a little texture, with classic dark blue mid wash jeans. With these I chose a bright red bucket bag, a simple gold bangle and these gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana embellished floral pumps. These are some of the most stunning shoes I’ve ever laid eyes on – they have the bold red poppy print for the botanical trend combined with fresh white daisies and a gorgeous jewelled front. The purpose of such a simple pieces with the shoes as the centerpiece helps keep the trend sharp, without cluttering the overall outfit.
The second look takes my spin on styling fruitier pieces, with lemons being the focal print. I picked out a green lace dress, again to help bring some texture into this look. With this I paired some sparkling jewelled studs, and a classic black quilted bag. The fun part comes with the shoes – these Dolce & Gabbana lemon printed pumps add a pop of bright yellow and some more sparkle with their embellished points. When put together with the dress, this outfit reminds me of something Blair Waldorf might wear to a garden party in the summer – fresh, pretty and very on-trend!
The third outfit that I’ve chosen for this trend is all about the green leafy prints cropping up everywhere from catwalks to homeware. A green and white print top paired with plain white jeans creates a fresh yet minimal colour palette as the foundation for this look. When you add a bright yellow bag, there’s a pop of colour to your outfit – along with a statement green cocktail ring for a bit of sparkle. The Dolce & Gabbana daisy printed pumps become the piece that tie the colours of the outfit together – they incorporate the yellow, green and white without overdoing it.
What do you think of the botanical blooms trend for SS16?