Floral patterns are everywhere this season. So… how to make it work without looking old?
Here are my tips for adding the most versatile pieces to your wardrobe so you can mix and match up a storm.
PICK THE COLOURS YOU LOVE
Nothing works if the love affair does not start with picking your best colours.
The above pants I found at Forever New (generous fit, available in size 4-16, I am wearing an 8). They have a soft pink background and lots of deep greens, corals, lilacs and hot pinks. All colours that make me really happy.
I combined it with a great cape style jacket, this is also by Forever New and very generous, I am wearing a size 6 in the picture.
The top is by Portmans, which is the most unusual colour pink and an exact match to one of the colours in the pants.
I also found a perfect match green t-shirt at French Connection to dress the outfit down which I have added to a Pinterest Board for you with all things Floral and how to mix and match so make sure you >>>follow the board here<<<
Floral bottoms suit every body shape and are very flattering if you feel you are heavier in the bottom and thigh area. As long as you pick mid rise pants and keep an eye on how the pockets are set.
Don’t know what colours suit you?
I highly recommend you book in for a Colour consultation. Once you have a colour swatch you can take shopping with you, it make things so much easier for you.
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MIX AND MATCH HEAVEN
What I love most about this Floral trend is that it gives you endless mix and match options, plus, a beautiful design and fabric is timeless.
This makes it also an easy travel companion in my books!
So before you hit the shops it is important to go through your tops and see what is still working and what needs replacing.
The trick is that you keep it simple in the dressing up. If you are wearing a floral bottom you wear a block colour top and shoes.
If it is the top that is floral the go block colour in bottoms and shoes.
The image above was taken at the Personal Styling suite at Myer just before I met my client on Melbourne Cup day. If you would like to book your Style Session there >>>contact me here<<<
The skirt above is by Sheike (normal fit, available 6-14, I wear a size 8). The coral top is by Diana Ferrari which I have had for quite a few years. There is so much detail of colour in the bottom of the skirt. Which means I can wear it with blue, green, black, white, red, pink and much more.
It is no secret that I love Lovisa. I now have “invested” in at least 10 statement earrings in every colour. The earrings pick up a different tone in my florals. They suit my colouring and grab the attention to the upper body.
Shoes in all colours from neutral, white to tan will work back with all florals. And a funky sneaker, a flat and t-shirt combination will dress down your outfit.
The above image was taken at the second Bra Fitting at Style Angel HQ. I wore Portmans pants (less generous fit, available in size 6-16, I wore a size 10). The top is by Zara from last winter and the shoes are my staple by Diana Ferrari last year. The green tassel earrings are by Lovisa and by far the most versatile in my collection.
My incredibly stylish client, Sue Still is wearing a gorgeous top is by Piper and shoes by Diana Ferrari.
Superga is a great choice for a sparkly gold or silver sneaker that is just a little more dressy.
If you would love some help with creating a refresh of your Summer wardrobe. Or would like to give your husband/kids a hint to receive as styling gift under the Christmas tree email me.