How to Wear Floral This Winter

Flowers may not bloom outside for a few more months, but they are already bursting with life in the fashion world! Floral patterns are showing up everywhere this season, bringing a hint of femininity, color and grace to women’s wardrobes. If you want to try this trend, don’t pull out your spring sundresses just yet; instead, keep reading for our recommendations on the best was to incorporate floral into your everyday looks.

Choose a Black Background

Instead of wearing clothes that set florals against a pastel or brightly colored background, choose those with black backgrounds. The Great button-down top from Neiman Marcus includes a dainty white-, yellow- and green-patterned floral print over a short-sleeved black shirt that would look perfect paired with dark jeans or white pants. Or, go for this black, wool turtleneck from Club Monaco, which features a splattering of white-and-grey flowers. Both options are pretty, yet clearly made for winter.

Pick Larger Flowers

If you are going to wear floral in winter, then make it count: pick large flowers that make a bold statement. We love this sexy Topshop midi dress from Nordstrom, made with a fitted waist, side-slit skirt and gorgeous black flowers on top of red fabric. If pants are more your style, the Floral Palazzo Pants from Chico’s are sure to make you smile. The blue pants are designed with a flowy, loose-fitting material, and the colorful flowers in white, pink, purple and green complete the sweet, carefree look.

Accessorize with Florals

Accessories are the perfect option for both those who want to be subtle about the floral-in-winter look and those who want to go all-out with their love of this girly pattern (you know which one you are). This neutral pink, crossbody COACH purse from Nordstrom features hand-placed flower appliques complete with sparkly crystal centers, and this Bric’s tote bag from Neiman Marcus is black and covered with pretty pink-and-purple flowers. Or, visit Francesca’s to find many different options of floral bandeaus, like this peach one with purple-and-blue flowers; cardigans, like this maroon one with white flowers; and belts, like this neutral tan-and-white one with beaded flowers. The best part about this trend? Everything you buy now will still be in style come spring – just think of it as a fashion investment!

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