Florals are undeniably one of the freshest ways to bring prints and patterns into your wardrobe—they're feminine, fun, and easy to wear. While botanical prints are rather perennial, we're happy to report that florals have gotten an update this season in a range of shades (think: dark, glamorous patterns) and unique styles (such as oversized, monochromatic, and even tiny floral iterations).
Luckily, floral print is so versatile. Here's our guide on how to wear florals for every mood.
Go bold with a floral dress
The most stylish way to make an impact with a floral dress this season is to go all out. Choose a bold, all-over motif. To transition the dress for daytime, go with a more neutral color palette such as gray, blue, black, tan, or pale pink. The length matters, too—opt for midi floral dresses for casual looks, or a longer maxi style for drama.
What to pair it with: Let your dress be the centerpiece of your style here and focus on minimal accessories. A pair of nude sandals with elegant drop earrings and aviator sunglasses convey a sense of sophistication. Have a bit of fun with your bag when wearing a floral-print dress, as with a texture like straw, raffia, or woven fabrics.
Sit pretty in a floral skirt
A floral-print skirt is one of the easiest ways to make a style statement. It instantly draws attention, but still maintains a sense of elegance. For daytime, choose a colorful midi-length skirt and wear it with a button-down blouse or cardigan. You can really play with proportions with skirts like these—high-waisted skirts give way to a runway-inspired retro vibe and allow you to wear crop tops without showing skin.
What to pair it with: Add a pair of heels to any floral-skirt outfit to make your legs appear longer, and play with statement earrings for evenings. Wearing a floral skirt is also a fun opportunity to experiment with mixed prints. Choose a top or handbag with a different print to mix patterns if you're feeling daring.
Slip into a printed jumpsuit
We love jumpsuits because of the versatility they provide. They easily transition from day to evening, making them great for an endless amount of occasions. And let's be honest: They're also super comfortable. One of the easiest ways to pull off the floral trend for an everyday outfit is with a ditsy-floral jumpsuit in a wide-leg silhouette.
What to pair it with: When you have a practical and stylish bag, you don't even need any accessories—let the jumpsuit do the talking. A casual denim jacket and white sneakers work perfectly here, but if you want other options, we've got a guide on what shoes to wear with a jumpsuit.
Wrap up in a floral top
One of the biggest trends on the runway has been a look back at all things '70s. Luckily, one of the best ways to capitalize on this is with a bold floral blouse with a large print on it. Choose tops that have bright colors and details such as wrap-around ties or big buttons.
What to pair it with: Wear this style of top with wide-leg jeans with a high waistline. All you need to add is a large tote to hold all your essentials, your favorite pendant necklace, and flat sandals.
Try flower-power swimwear
It turns out, floral print also looks amazing poolside. Whether you choose a floral swimsuit, the easiest way to balance the look is by pairing it with a cover-up in a neutral hue. You can go for a bold look with a contrasting color, or choose a pretty neutral for your cover-up, such as white or tan.
What to pair it with: Add a straw hat, a cool beach-friendly tote, and sandals to complete the look. As a final touch, pop on a pair of rounded sunglasses that matches your swimwear print.