Florals are my go-to clothing pattern, and chilly weather will not deter me from getting my floral fix.
Florals for spring/summer are the natural choice but it surprises me how few people actually continue to wear them into autumn/winter. Flowers don’t cease to exist when the weather gets chilly, if anything, cold weather is the perfect reason to don more floral clothing. I feel like a common issue is the idea that there isn’t any cold weather appropriate floral clothing. Sure, the bright pink thin cotton floral dress you wore all summer isn’t going to cut it, even if you add some tights and a jacket. But that doesn’t mean that stores don’t stock florals for autumn/winter. All it takes is a bit searching.
I picked up this top last year from Topshop (it was part of their summer/early autumn collection). Even though the blouse is decked in florals, it’s cold weather appropriate because the flowers are in warm autumn hues on a white background with black velvet trimming.
When you’re choosing florals for the cold months, look for darker colours or warmer tones, and thicker fabrics (like a velvet floral dress). This doesn’t mean you should shy away from sheer fabrics, but usually it’s all about the print. Overly bright floral patterns combined with a sheer fabric, can look very out of place with a wool skirt, tights, and boots. At the end of the day, it’s all about how you put together the whole outfit. When in doubt, just look at the print and style of the top.
French Connection Cardigan
Ralph Lauren Skirt
G.H. Bass Loafers
Topshop Yellow Raincoat
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