If cute florals freak you out, try these more robust blooms for spring.
What a cool outfit. A black pared-back sweatshirt sets the tone for this no-nonsense and contemporary take on florals. I love the bold print of the skirt, and strong utilitarian vibe created with a crossbody bag and chunky sandals.
This is a really clever way of styling what is a very pretty floral-print dress. Worn over what looks to be a leather fringed skirt, the dress becomes less pastoral and more urban. Plus, wearing it off the shoulder adds a smouldering touch that dilutes down any girlishness.
A floral trench coat subverts all our traditional associations. A mac is supposedly functional and hardwearing, a protector against the elements. But below it looks more like a work of art.
Structured, masculine shoulders give florals a kick-ass appeal, as do the tough-looking lace-up boots. Structured silhouettes tend to inject florals with a more modern vibe.
A big sunflower print is tricky to pull off, but choosing one that’s anchored by a sombre black background gives it a more grown-up feel. The red loafers also add a sophisticated touch.
Well-tailored culottes instantly elevate a floral print from fussy to professional. I also love how this street style star has her over-long sleeves pulled down around her knuckles – it smacks of teenage subversiveness and injects the look with a bit more attitude.