Think florals and the delicate fragile greens of Spring instantly come to mind. Visions of dainty roses and tender tendrils of ivy are welcome partners with warm gentle breezes. But the chill of Fall calls out for bolder, stronger stuff. Edgier and darker florals are the news for Fall 2017. Rich autumnal hues set the tone for one of the trendiest styles for October and November. Designers sent models down the runways in slightly vampy foliage for the 2017 Fall season. Preen and Gucci presented try dark, bewitching blooms, while Miu Miu and Marni, grew some very graphic posies. The fashion houses used vintage floral prints on everything from casual tops to princess gowns.
Designers dubbed the vintage prints “couch florals.” That’s “couch floral” as in the pattern your aunt would pick out for her favorite overstuffed sofa. But these florals are anything but stuffy. Consider these bold, loud and beautiful prints Auntie’s florals on steroids.
How to wear them? These bold prints are naturals for layering, and that’s a perfect strategy for fall. Consider a coordinating set, like Zara’s floral jacket with sash belt ($129) and printed culottes ($70) that makes you look buttoned-up, stylish and professional at the same time.
A floral print on top of colors like black, navy or even maroon carries a summery piece on into Fall with aplomb. Consider this Diane Von Furstenberg Fenelon-print neck-tie silk blouse ($228) at Matches Fashion.
Floral jeans go perfectly with a chunky fisherman cable knit sweater. Cast a line for these Scarlette Wishing Floral Jeans by Acynetic ($350) at Intermix.
Pair a dark floral dress with a moto jacket and bootie for a classic fall look. Try Saloni’s Ginny ruffled printed silk crepe de chine maxi dress ($795) available at Net-A-Porter.
Florals can make a very bold statement or they can provide the perfect accessory to your outfit depending on the print and style. Their versatility means there’s a print that flatters every body type. They’re romantic and aggressive. They’re pretty and bewitching. They’re a perfect match for the drama of the moody season of Fall.
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