Gloomy winter weather can make me feel sad. One of the ways I brighten up my mood is by putting on a cheery floral outfit. Florals may make people think of spring and summer. However, many florals are winter-appropriate and can add life to heavy coats and boot ensembles. Here are a few tips on how to wear florals in the winter.
According to glamour.com, adding a lot of basic black will keep your florals cold-weather appropriate. Likewise, a good dose of black with your floral piece keeps you from looking like you stepped out of a summer catalog. To achieve this look, choose a black floral dress, like this Pins And Needles Long-Sleeve Floral Dress from urbanoutfitters.com, and pair it with black leggings, knee high boots, tall socks and pea coat.
A tank dress may be cute in the summer. However, it’s probably not going to be able to keep you warm enough in the winter. Thus, in the winter, choose florals in cozy, warm fabrics like cashmere or velvet. This fleece lined t-shirt dress from yesstyle.com is easily worn with leggings and ankle boots for a fashionable winter look. Other ideas include wearing velvet floral leggings or a floral cashmere sweater.
Accessories are an easy way to add some flowers to your outfit. A simple floral headband or an infinity scarf will add something extra to your ensemble. You can go neutral or add a bold pop of color without looking like you are dressing for another season. A floral handbag is a great way to add some blossoms to your wardrobe. Here is a roomy floral bag from Modcloth that is sure to match a lot of your clothing.
Layer Different Textures and Patterns
Glamour also notes that using different textures will keep you from “summer-izing” your outfit. For instance, you can wear a plaid coat with a floral dress or skirt. Try to pick one color that unifies the look. For instance, this navy and red plaid pea coat from Old Navy would look great with any navy floral skirt, pants or dress.
One of the easiest ways to make your florals season-appropriate is to choose an item made for the winter. For instance, sweaters or sweatshirts with floral patterns will help keep you toasty and fashionable. For a simple look, you can go with a sweater with a subtle floral pattern like this black one from loft.com. This will look nice with jeans or cords.
Florals in the spring and summer are expected. However, wearing florals in the winter is a nice change of pace.
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