5 Days, 5 Ways: How to Pull Off Floral Prints Without Going Overboard

Rock these flower printed looks in every style imaginable

By Taylor Stephan Jul 24, 2015 3:00 PMTags

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.

Well it may not be spring and it may not be the most groundbreaking of trends, but we for one are always team florals.

However, when sporting such a loud print, it can be a challenge to decipher what's too much and what's not enough. While striking that balance is tough business, it's no excuse to skip the trend all together. Below, we count the ways to wear the feminine print right—yes, even Miranda Priestly would approve. 


Try as we might, we're not going to look like leggy Karlie Kloss in a floral maxi, but we can take a cue from the supermodel. For a style that covers a lot of body, pick a subtle soft print that won't swallow you up. Make sure you break it up by cinching the waist and daring to bare a little skin with a thigh-high slit.

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Leather is an all-season staple, and like FKA Twigs you can get away with wearing a fitted moto jacket in the summer. For an unpredicted blast of floral, try a stich of bright embroidery detail for a mix of textures that we're not used to seeing. Keep the jacket as the centerpiece by pairing with simple white jeans, a black tank and complementary leather soles.


Bella Thorne certainly got the crop summer memo. Since you are dealing with less fabric, pick a bold, go-big-or-go-home print with a square neckline for added interest. Have fun with your bottom half, choosing an ankle length skirt in a subdued contradictory color for a purposely mismatched look that speaks volumes.


Diane Kruger can do no wrong in the fashion department, and her cool summer frock in a sunny yellow print is no exception. Keep the look classic by pairing with a neutral bag and accessories, but make it modern by consciously selecting trending styles—i.e. thigh-high, lace-up sandals.

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For a classy look that is oh-so-Jackie-O, follow Sarah Hyland's lead and pick a demure past-the-knee-length, floral skirt. To hit the mark, pair the classic silhouette with a baby blue crewneck sweater, tinted black sunnies, Dior's timeless Lady Bag and classic pumps.