How To Wear Florals When It’s Not Really Your Thing

How To Wear Florals When It's Not Really Your Thing

Happy Monday and first day of May! I’m going to be that person and say I don’t know how it’s already the fifth month of 2017. This year has gone by so fast but this month should be a fun one. I’m out of school for the month, my best friend just moved back to Birmingham, and I am heading down to Gulf Shores to go to HangOut Fest at the end of the month. So stay tuned for a lot of fun things on the blog and social media this month!


Dress: H&M (similar here) | Shoes: Target | Sunglasses: BP (under $15!) | Rings: Forever 21 | Earrings: Kate Spade

I’ve never been the girl to wear a lot of pink or florals. My color palette tends to be more neutral but something about the pattern of this dress got me. So I wanted to share some tips on how to wear florals in case some of you are like me and normally stick with simple patterns or neutrals.

Keep the silhouette simple

Another issue I run into when it comes to floral pieces is that they are usually light flowy fabrics with ruffles. Now don’t get me wrong I love a good flowy dress but mixed with a floral pattern it becomes too much for me. So stick with a simple cut and let the pattern be the main feature.

Choose the right colors

So a big part of me buying this dress was the colors in the pattern. I loved the mix of blues and cranberry colors as well as the intricate patterns. These colors fit better with my style than the typically light pinks and greens that you see with floral patterns. So stick with non traditional floral colors like I did with this other floral dress from last year.

Don’t let your accessories compete

The last tip is to let your accessories accent the pattern not compete with it. For my look I chose a classic shoe that matched the blue in my dress. I also chose these pink sunglasses to accent the other tones in the pattern – plus I love these sunglasses so I wear them whenever I can.

  • Beth Kirk Schön

    Nice post! Well written and easy to follow. Florals can be intimidating to know how to wear. Thanks!! Beth,

    • Thank you so much Beth!

  • Riley Irwin

    I absolutely love this! Florals are perfect for summertime!

  • Those shoes are so unique! I positively love blues in floral dresses. I just think it is the most elegant look. Hope you have an amazing week!

    Much love,
    Ashley |

    • They are one of my favorite style of shoes! They are comfortable and a cute color.

  • This dress is fantastic and not a traditional floral. In fact unless you look closely it doesn’t really read as a floral dress. I think the colour pallet too keeps it from being too obviously “pretty floral” but still is gorgeous.

    • I think that’s why I liked it so much because it wasn’t traditional.

  • I love these tips and couldn’t agree more! You pull of the trend beautifully and I just love those shoes! Thanks for sharing at the linkup :).

    Trendy & Tidy

    • Thank you so much Sarah!

  • Nataly Kimball

    I love this dress and those shoes are some of my favorites! Great post girl!

  • Lauryn Lasko

    LOVE that back zipper detail!


    • Thanks! I normally don’t like exposed zippers but it works with this dress.

  • I love all these tips though I don’t need them since I am all about florals, LOL. That dress is adorable!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Thank you! I know some people love them but I feel like it’s hard for me to find a print I like.

  • Elizabeth Oliveto

    So fun! You’re rocking’ the floral print!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  • Love this! And love the title. This floral definitely works for you and I feel like it fits your style perfectly.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • Thanks so much Laura!

  • Rrush A Nikci

    you picked the perfect shoe for this dress!

    Life is just Rosie

  • Very pretty ! I am all for those sandals and am now having second thoughts on why I did not buy a similar pair.

    • They have this style everywhere and you can get them pretty cheap.

  • Anna English

    What a cute print! Love it paired with those heels.

  • Rita

    Love this post and your dress. Thanks for sharing great tips!
    Rita |

  • I never would have known. You pull them off so well! Love those shoes too!

  • Dianne Childs

    Those shoes are so cute! Love the way you’ve styled this dress, very cool 🙂

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    • Thank you so much Dianne!

  • Ashley Hargrove

    I love everything about this look! I am definitely not a florals gal but wear subtle prints every once in a while. 🙂

    • Same! Thanks so much Ashley!

  • I agree with all of these tips. Floral is a universally loved pattern but it is not uncommon to find a lot of women who struggle to wear this pattern.

    Jessica |

    • Agreed sometimes the floral pieces can be too girly for certain styles.

  • I love florals, but can totally see how theyre not for everyone! Great post!

  • Such a pretty floral dress on you and great tips on styling florals!

  • Such a good dress! Love the muted floral print!

  • I can so appreciate this post because I’ve only taken a liking to floral recently! xo, Jaime Sunflowers and Stilettos

    • I hope it helps then! I’m sure you’ll look great in a floral print.

  • mummabstylish

    I do love florals, and you look great in this dress and love your sandals, I bought similar recently, however not as high. Nice to link up with you. Jacqui

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Gtreat sheath. The shoes are a perfect match

  • Madeline Mihaly

    love your tips, and those shoes are perfect to pair with the dress! I actually tried the skirt version of that on at H&M, but didn’t love the fit. Wish I would’ve seen the dress!

    xo, Maddy

  • Fabulous dress! The shoes pair so well with it. I love your sunglasses too! Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • This dress is amazing! Love the floral print