If the current drab and dreary temperatures have left you craving a bit of springtime, you may want to turn your attention to the Spring 2018 runways. This season, prints and patterns are heavily influenced by blossoming gardens, but are hardly “garden” variety! On the contrary, flowery motifs get a party girl refresh this season in the form of vivid tones, swirling designs and unique textures. While you may still be layered in your down coat and fuzzy scarf, you can always try incorporating late wintertime florals into your wardrobe as we await spring. Here are a few ways to master the trend today, as inspired by the catwalks.
At Erdem, the motif was chic and vaguely vintage, with red roses decorating a full-length pale blue coat dress. Meanwhile, tiny embellished details and beadwork brought the overall design to life. An inspired look can easily keep you warm despite the wintry temperatures, while the splashy pattern helps to usher in the fresh season ahead.
If head to toe florals aren’t quite for you, try trading your trademark black skinnies for flowery trousers (as spotted at Balenciaga). As a sharp contrast to the pastel, petal-adorned spaghetti strap dresses that are sure to make a grand entrance later this season, Balenciaga’s take on the trend is practical. These loose, versatile bottoms are detailed with painterly blooms, and styled with a fitted white V-neck sweater. Try stealing the aesthetic for your own office fashion, in order to immediately bring that classic neutral knit to life.
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten experimented with the embroidered brocade jacket, and also brought sunny tones of yellow and orange to the runway. This metallic, flowery topper looks smart and creates an eye-catching statement look. For a similar style, combine your own floral embroidered boyfriend blazer with thigh-high boots and dangling earrings.
Photos: Vogue Runway