How to wear florals when you don’t wear florals…

Like Picasso I’ve moved into a blue period. I noticed when I was sorting through my closet recently that I have a heavy dependency on white tops so I’m bringing darker colours back for Autumn. Expect more black, blue and navy with grey and white accents and loads of white tops, obviously. Stripes will no doubt feature, nothing new there, along with animal print (have you seen my favourite wild cat look from Longchamp here) and I think it’s time to welcome a floral influence, you know, for the sake of diversity.

The thing about Fall florals is they’re darker, richer and (sorry) more interesting than their pastel Spring cousins. I don’t usually wear full-on floral patterns so this shirt from Zara is a compromise that works. There’s something about the contrast of stripes and embellished flowers plus there’s safety in stripes (I’m coining that phrase). 

For only £25 this shirt delivers a lot. Just look at the intricate flower details, the Mandarin collar and those shoulder buttons. Well done Zara!

This is an easy way to bring florals into your wardrobe if you don’t usually wear flowery patterns. Scroll down for outfit details and more embroidered floral pieces. Happy shopping!

Have you seen my round-up of Fall 2016 trends? Check out the post here.

Thanks for dropping by – J ♥


I’m wearing: Shirt  ZARA // Jeans LEVI’S (similar here) // Boots MANGO // Bag CHANEL (similar here)

Floral Embroidered Picks

Top row from left: Jeans, Pretty Little Things // Shorts, Alice + Olivia // Bomber Jacket, // Boots, ASOS

Middle row from left: Velvet Jacket, Zara // Cropped Jeans, Zara

Bottom row from left: Dress, // Skirt, Topshop // Dress, Zara // Boots, Miss Selfridge


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