Floral pieces don’t have to go away when the weather gets cold.
I am in the process of preparing for fall, and that means that my blog is too. If there is one thing I can’t do is being on two different pages with different projects that are occurring on the same timeline. So, while my closet is getting hit with the reset button, I’ll try to do the same thing here at Soar Thumb. But here’s some good news. I’m doing one last floral Friday today! Today I want to talk to about sliding those florals right into fall.
These prints don’t have to be packed away and dreamed about until the warm summer month’s return. You can totally rock this trend right on through to Valentine’s Day. I actually like winter florals, they can serve as a great pick me up. Also, you’ll automatically stick out against all the black, navy, and gray that people seem to think winter calls for. I’m not going to give you the usual advice…wear your printed shirts under a blazer and wear your dresses with a cardigan and stockings. It’s good sound advice, but I’m sure you’ve heard it before. No, this season many brands are making floral print clothes exclusively for winter. I have had fun finding all of them!
Coats are my favorite winter interpretation for this trend. Now these coats and jackets in full florals are not for the faint of heart. To pull them off you have to be confident in your decision. Last year I bought a waist length houndstooth print coat. I was automatically forced to commit! Everywhere I went people looked at me and my fabulous coat. If I couldn’t take the attention I would have folded under the pressure.
Next on the list are pants. They are a close second to the coat and they can be done in so many different ways. A cute pair of skinny jeans in florals would be good for an afternoon date at Starbucks. The trousers and looser slacks are perfect for some interesting outfit choices for the office, and they can slide right on into happy hour and be fierce. (I never use that word, and I promise to never do it again)
I have one item that surprised the shit out of me! I have been in the fashion industry for almost ten years. Yet, I had no experience with florals and shoes that aren’t sandals! Yes ladies, they sell closed toe floral shoes, sneakers, and boots! Imagine that. I am definitely going to be trying this out in the fall and winter months, especially since I won’t have to deal with snow. I will probably be trying the floral shoes with a color blocked outfit or solid colors. But if I do decide to get a little crazy with it, I’ll be sure to take pictures.