When one thinks of floral print, their immediate thought may be that it’s only suitable for the springtime. While flowers may be “groundbreaking” to wear for spring (as told by Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Presley from The Devil Wears Prada), did you know there are other ways to work the pattern in different parts of the year? Here is my personal list of what types of florals are best for each season, so you can wear it no matter the day.
Spring is the most predictable time to wear floral print, but that means more of a selection to choose from for you. I tend to immediately associate the season with light colors, flowy dresses, girly fashion and of course blooming flowers. For spring, I recommend looking for floral prints that have pastel color palettes with pinks, greens, purples, soft blues and whites.
In the summertime, most people are focused on visiting the beach or other seasonal activities like going to the pool, eating at barbeques and having picnics at the park, so I decided to base my floral inspiration off of the colors I associate with it. For summer, I would recommend looking for flowery prints that have colors like a bold green, vibrant reds or corals like watermelon, bright yellow, and/or azure blue.
The fall season reminds me of pumpkin carving, marshmallow roasting and bonfires; while there aren’t a lot of flowers blooming in the fall, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear floral print in the meantime. I suggest looking for warmer colors such as maroon, pumpkin and squash in your print fabric to match with the festive autumn nature.
Winter is probably the time when you’re least likely to find any type of inspiration from flowers, but don’t let that stop you from wearing it. Think darker blues, blacks and whites in your color palette; I chose these because it’s what I’m instantly reminded of when I think the winter season, but honestly any muted or neutral hue would work well for your floral print.
Overall, I feel like there is so much inspiration you can take from the seasons, especially with the use of floral print. I say this not only because I have way too much floral print in my wardrobe (and I need an excuse to wear all those articles of clothing throughout the year), but because florals are incredibly versatile for almost any occasion.
All photos are author’s own.