From wristlets to dresses, florals are everywhere this summer. To keep your flowers looking fresh, opt for a bold floral pattern that feels unconventional, offbeat, and a bit avant-garde. Modern floral patterns, whether graphic or sensationalized, feel edgy, fashion-forward, and completely different from the usual romance often associated with blooms. Not sure how to begin? Start with these flower-power options for summer.
The Graphic Bloom
To avoid looking dated, look for floral prints that feel daring and a bit avant-garde. Not meant for the shrinking violet, this graphic floral print halter dress from Jessica Simpson features bright oversized florals that feel contemporary and fresh. This feminine and flattering sleeveless dress boasts pretty pleats that give way to a voluminous full skirt while the banded waist adds proportion and focuses on your curves. Wear this bold frock with open-toe black booties to provoke an edgy contrast.
The Patterned Floral
Another way to embrace bold florals this summer is by mixing different print mediums. Take this colorful dress from Cynthia Rowley, which surrounds a colorful floral print with a modern zig-zag pattern. The mixed-up media feels edgy and contemporary, while the dress' empire silhouette gives way to a classic shape that feels elegant and feminine. Work this colorful slip-on-dress with blush hued patent peep toes for a pretty and sophisticated combination.
Leather and Flowers
Treat your feet to a bold floral movement by contrasting flower prints with neutral colored leather. These platform shoes by River Island feature a leather multi-strap design, peep toe styling, and high block heels in a floral print design. A cross over ankle strap design with an encased heel gives the shoe's chunky platform sole a sexy touch that looks great paired with summery silk rompers or dresses. Best of all, these fun shoes are now 50 percent off their original price.
The Floral TOMS
Replace your classic slip-ons with these cheerful floral print TOMS. Better known as the ultimate feel-good shoe, TOMS will keep your feet stylish and on trend in the most comfortable way possible. Work these bold floral flats with a chambray shirt dress for a fun summery contrast or with denim cut-offs and a solid tee for a pop of color.
A Bouquet in Hand
Accessorize with bold floral prints like this textured stylish wristlet from Charlotte Russe. The colorful floral design on this chic mini-bag contrasts with a dark and textured background. Made from faux-leather fabric, this delightful cell wristlet has room for all of your night essentials. Keep this affordable accessory in mind when thinking of fun summer gifts for your girlfriends.
Strap your Flowers
Update your work or summer outfit with this festival-inspired floral handbag from ASOS. Featuring a floral print design and antique medal hardware, this circular bag gives off a vintage vibe that feels part retro, part boho. Strap on this practical handbag during your summer excursions or for a fun day party to add color and instant style to your ensemble.
The Sheer Floral
For a sexier take on the bold floral trend, opt for a sheer piece like this silk DVF jacket. Featuring an alluring light floral pattern, this airy jacket features a notched collar and an open placket for a casual-cool vibe. Pair this summery blazer over shorts and a plain tee for instant sophistication or over a clashing print dress for the ultimate avant-garde combination.