Fashion’s ongoing love affair with floral prints continues to lead us from Spring to Summer in a big botanical way. Nothing screams Fashion optimism more than floral – which reminds us of tropical locales, spring/summer gardens, and even nature sketches. From floral print dresses, kimonos, shorts, jumpsuits, shoes, and sunglasses, floral just makes fashion fun and embodies the joy and romance of summer. Not all floral prints are created equal – you have bold & elegant, moody & romantic, garden variety, vintage, tropical and mixed, giving anyone a floral print to suit their mood in style. In my Spring Summer 2017 Floral Fashion Trend report, I gathered lots of floral print pretties from Anthropologie and Free People to set us on a floral journey of epic proportions. Grab some popcorn and lets dig in . . .
Anthropologie Floral Pretties
I fell in love with the Sunlit Floral Maxi Dress when I spotted it on an Anthro customer via Instagram. Nothing screams summer garden party than this stunning maxi dress (also shown at the top of this post), which can be dressed up with heels, or down, as a tunic with jeans.
I’m always on the look-out for a light summer kimono, something that takes zero time to look effortless and put-together. Happily my search ended when I spotted the floral printed Isolde Kimono. Anthropologie advises to “Drape this cardigan over your garden-party best for a breezy, feminine summer statement.” Yep, that about covers it.
The Floral Tasseled Cami is exactly what the sun doctor ordered – I’m obsessed with the moody black background and global flavor of the tassels on the hem. Sign me up now to pose in the sun in this breezy cami.
Head-to-toe florals are also a key fashion trend for spring/summer 2017, so the Blooming Flora Cami and Blooming Flora Midi Skirt make a great combo as matching separates that can also be paired with other items.
The Alyndra Printed Skirt by Maeve makes a tropical floral statement with its vibrant print. Love the easy Throw On And Go Style, elastic waist and pockets of the skirt, begging me to take it on vacation.
The Ryanne Printed Jumpsuit by Joa just shot up to the top of my wishlist after spotting it on the Anthropologie Newport Beach Instagram feed – loving how they styled it with this hat, tote, and similar heels.
Another example of a tropical floral print is the Vero Silk Dress by Maeve – it blends an enlarged floral print, with a solid navy on the other side of the dress – adding bell sleeves and a slight ruffle detail making it a floral knockout.
Floral doesn’t always have to be obvious – an understated elegance is hinted at on the Pilcro Hyphen Mid-Rise Embroidered Jeans, with making the floral embroidery the same color as the pant.
Micheal Stars creates the perfect floral tee in the Stenciled Petals Off-The-Shoulder Top – nature sketched florals look elegant against the cream colored background of this lovely tee (love it with the bag here). Just shot up to the top of my wishlist.
In my Spring Summer 2017 Floral Fashion Trend report, the Monique Embroidered Mini Skirt should be the anthem for spring/summer fashion when it comes to floral embroidery. I mention all the love that is embroidery in my post here – and now I have another item to obsess over with this skirt.
The brand Tiny really makes a gentle artistic floral statement in the Woven Dolman Top. Sketched flowers make a nice neutral backdrop for the red and yellow buds on the front of the top – ruching on the front sides and dolman sleeves completes the chic top.
The now on sale Lotus Printed Shorts are vacation ready – the tropical floral print, drawstring closure, slant pockets is an easy travel option to pair with red accessories like these sunglasses and this similar red jacket.
The Anthropologie Personal Stylists Instagram hints at a fantastic floral jean option with the Pilcro Floral Embroidered Jeans – just the right amount of floral embroidery down the leg. Love it with the top here shown in the picture.
Another great floral jean option is the Level 99 Janice Mid-Rise Floral Skinny Jeans – it has a great tone on tone of deep navy and blue – goes great with these shoes I’d pair it with and jacket (pictured).
Free People Floral Pretties
For a quick warm up from nights at the beach, the Go On Get Floral Pullover from Free People looks so cozy with its sketched mixed floral bouquets – love the two other colors it comes in, too.
The Flock Together Tunic puts a new spin on floral prints, adding a bold floral embroidery along the asymmetrical side of this t-shirt tunic.
A closer look at the tunic shows a floral print that dares to be noticed.
The top-rated Julia Printed Blouse is a lovey pink floral option that dresses you up in floral style.
As I mentioned in my 5 Current Shoe Trends to Wear Right Now post, Velvet is a luxe year round choice – the Only In Dreams Burnout Kimono in the ochre colorway and velvet floral garden pattern is an effortless femme silhouette to wear every season.
The fan favorite Floral Embroidered Bomber is selling out fast – the classic bomber jacket has everything it needs in a gorgeous vintage floral paradise (snake and bird included), having a deep velvet navy backdrop along with contrast stripe details at the ribbed collar, waistband and cuffs.
Nothing screams tropical florals like the Hula Hideout Mini Skort – a cute mixed floral print and easy wrapped design – spring/summer ready for a vacation adventure.
When you don’t want to overload on a floral print, the Fast Times Top allows just a pop of beautiful embroidery and embellishments in a floral design and the all cotton draped shoulder looks relaxed and chic. Size down in this one, I heard it runs large.
Floral Accessory Pretties
Accessories are a great option if you don’t want to commit to a full bloomed garment. The In The Mix Printed Scarf from Free People is a great choice to add a pop of floral color to a neutral outfit.
In my Spring Summer 2017 Floral Fashion Trend list, totes are huge for spring/summer and the Gardenia Washed Tote from Free People has the best of both worlds in a pink leather tote bag, featuring an ornate design with shimmering sequins and beautiful floral embroidery.
Who doesn’t love an asian inspired floral print. Well, the Gigi Robe is all kinds of wonderful with the lovely display of floral cherry blossoms, branches, asian lanterns and a contrast print with its tie belt – count me in as a fan.
In the shoe department florals can be seen everywhere, on flats, heels, slides, espadrilles, and sneakers. Jeffrey Campbell knocks it out of the floral park with the Del Mar Jacquard Micro Wedges from Anthropologie – a slide with a slight wedge and a pretty iridescent floral pattern makes for a lovely combination.
Loving the Urge Miker Floral Slide Sandals with its spring/summer color combo, floral band and easy slide access.
For effortless cool summer style, the Melissa Printed Pool Slides are an easy choice – another pink sketched floral beauty that’s spring/summer ready.
For a more elegant floral print, the Raye Embroidered Flora Heeled Sandals stake their claim on a pretty style, with a neutral suede wedge, an on trend ankle-wrap, and delicately sketched embroidered florals.
Jeffrey Campbell never fails to disappoint when it comes to shoe trends – the Purdy Floral Heels are a floral botanical dream and the bold pink suede strap, ankle wrap and back make it all the more “Purdy”.
Sneakers are wanting in on the floral trend – the Startas Floral Print Sneakers delivers with its tropical floral enthusiasm.
Another floral tote that caught my eye is the Pastoral Tote from Inouitoosh – a Parisian Brand that blends classic French style and traditional Indian textiles, making contemporary pieces with just the right amount of edge. This beauty was crafted in India – my go-to manufacturer when it comes to fabrics and textiles.
The Beaded Flower Pouch from Anthropologie is a delightful beaded floral accessory meant for summer nights out.
And finally, I know my floral obsession has no bounds – the Florence Sunglasses have it going on in its retro floral cuteness.
I hope you enjoyed my obsessive floral ride, in my Spring Summer 2017 Floral Fashion Trend report. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing an explosion of pretty floral prints on clothing and accessory items. Now is the time to embrace your inner botanical garden love’n self and get down to Anthropologie or Free People and have a free for all – I know I will.