Don’t get us wrong—we love The Devil Wears Prada. How could you not with all the quotable lines and amazing wardrobes? But they got one thing wrong: Floral print can outlast any season (especially spring) with the proper styling. From sultry summer days to snowy winter nights, we are debunking this fictional fashion faux pas once and for all.
Florals For Spring
Let’s start off with a classic: spring. Spring is all about transitioning from the coldest of cold to the warmest of warm months, so layering is a must to survive the indecisive weather. This is the time of year where we’re dying to bust out our flowy summer frocks, but still have to be prepared for Mother Nature’s chillier days with a jacket or cardigan in hand.
In this dreamy embroidered look, we took a detailed floral print in a mix of subdued pastels and bold blues and reds and paired it with our go-to denim jacket. Because you never know how the weather will play out, we went for a midi-length skater dress with sheer sleeves to say on the safe side. Accents like ruffled trim and suede peep-toe wedges give this outfit a feminine touch, while reflective sunglasses, an oversized trucker jacket, and a trendy bucket bag contribute a bit of edge.
Florals For Summer
Now it’s time to shed those layers and show a little skin. Whether grabbing an iced coffee with the girls or getting ready for a dinner date, you’ll want to choose an outfit that’s lightweight while still chic. Summer is also the perfect season to trade in your beloved neutrals in favor of a something with a little more color. As the temperatures rise, be ready to bring out those bright colors for your warm-weather wardrobe.
This ensemble is ready for sizzling, sunny days. An off-the-shoulder top in an adorable ditsy daisy pattern looks effortless tucked into a distressed denim mini. Nude sandals complement the bold red background color, while the block heel gives you legs for days without sacrificing comfort. Because who knows where a summer afternoon will take us? We topped off the outfit with and a dainty layered choker and a structured straw hat for a little UV protection—but don’t forget to slather on SPF before you step out the door, just to be safe.
Florals For Fall
Say goodbye to the ease of summer dressing, and transition your favorite floral finds into fall with a few pro styling tips. Opt for moody tones like burgundy, marigold, and dusty rose over brighter colors to making mixing and matching with your fall staples a simple task. When in doubt, always choose black for your last-minute accessories. It’s an easy trick to play down a colorful print. Lastly, trade in summer sandals for close-toe boots to keep cozy while out in the cold.
In this outfit, we highlighted a bold floral pattern with hints of dark red, gold, and green by accenting it with solid complementary colors. Throw on a faux suede biker jacket (we’re in love with this burgundy one) and a pair of over-the-knee boots, and you’re looking like a badass babe in minutes. Not only will tall boots keep your bare legs warm and toasty, but they give any ensemble a chic edge. Stay on top of fall’s latest trends with this Chloè lookalike backpack where you can store all your essentials and this pair of drop hoop earrings that you can score for under $10.
Florals For Winter
Between wearing too many layers and sweating on the subway or wearing too few and shivering on the walk to work, picking out a cute winter outfit can be tricky. Even harder when trying to incorporate garden prints without defaulting to a basic floral sweater. Instead, rely on accessories and little details to work botanic blossoms into your winter wear.
For winter, we chose an oversized roll neck sweater, perfect for cuddling up during a snowstorm, and paired it with embroidered high-waisted jeans with the most charming floral detail—just enough to catch your eye, but not enough to overwhelm the entire outfit. Really make a statement with floral block-heel ankle boots (and cozy socks, of course!) in this season’s hottest fabric: tufted velvet. You’ll be strutting the streets in style throughout the coldest months of the year. Finish the look with a roomy hobo bag to keep all your cold weather must-haves on hand.