As the infamous Miranda Priestly once said, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Floral may be a clichéd print for spring, but wearing them this year doesn’t have to be boring! If you’re looking to mix up the way you incorporate florals in your style, look no further. HC has come up with 20 unique ways to wear them that you may have never considered.
1. Rock the floral pant
Floral pants were a big trend on the spring runways and are a bold way to wear the print. Pair your pants with a chambray shirt for a pretty spring look! Try out this adorable pair of floral pants from Forever 21 ($16.99).
2. Carry your florals with you
Switch up your usual bag for class with a fun floral-print bag! Pairing a floral bag with your outfit is a sweet way to incorporate the print without being overpowering. This daisy bag from Forever 21 ($24.80) is big enough to fit everything you need for class!
3.Wear them on your head
4. Wear a floral scarf
Scarves are not just for winter! Add a floral scarf to any plain outfit to give it a touch of color. A lightweight scarf is a great spring accessory when you don’t want to wear a necklace. You can wear it over a simple graphic tank and jeans like Selena Gomez or with a simple dress. You can get your own floral scarf from Target ($14.99).
5. DIY a floral pocket
If you don’t want to go all out with a floral-printed piece, wear a floral-pocket T-shirt. Find any plain T-shirt and add a pocket by sewing a piece of flowery fabric on the pocket area! You can find out how to do this here. This shirt would make a great casual and comfy outfit. Pair your shirt with boyfriend jeans and a pair of flats. Add a pendant necklace and a fishtail braid in your hair for a comfortable look that’s perfect for class!
6. Add an edgy jacket
Pair a girly, floral-print dress with a leather jacket for an edgier look. Finish it off with combat boots for a casual look, or choose heels to make it dressy! This faux leather jacket from Forever 21 ($37.80) would go perfectly with a floral print dress!
7. Wear it under your clothes
Ditch your boring bra this summer and wear a floral bandeau instead! It’s cute and versatile, and you can wear it under a tank that hangs low on the sides so the print can peek out. For those super hot days, you can just wear it on its own with high-waisted shorts or a skater skirt! Try this cute bandeau from Free People.
8. Go floral from head to toe
A floral jumpsuit is a daring look you should definitely try this spring. It’s such a chic and easy outfit! You could dress it up for a date night or wear it casually to class. If you’re going out, pair your jumpsuit with heels. For accessories, keep it minimal since the jumpsuit is quite a statement in itself. Try out this jumpsuit from ASOS ($94.10)!
9. Wear it on your feet
An awesome pair of floral shoes is fun way to incorporate the print without making it the focus of the outfit. There are so many styles to choose from! You could wear floral sneakers, boots or heels. Mix it up by throwing on a pair of floral boots with jeans and a printed top. Wearing floral sneakers with a solid dress is an easy way to incorporate the print, too. These floral boots from Nasty Gal ($54.60) are perfect for this look!
10. Get professional
Ditch your regular black blazer and add a floral blazer to your work outfit! It does seem a little daring for the office, but it can look really chic if done right. Try to keep the rest of your outfit simple, such as choosing black pants and a white button-down like Lauren Conrad. That way, the blazer is the center of the outfit. You can a cute floral blazer at LuLu*s ($23).
11. Match your top and bottom
We’ve been seeing matching two-piece outfits recently on celebrities like Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. Once you have both pieces, you can wear them together or mix and match them with other pieces in your closet. Pair your matching top and bottom with sandals for class or a pair of heels to dress it up at night. You could try donning a statement necklace to keep it fancy and add something different to the outfit. Try this matching cami and skort from Topshop.
12. Be bold with a graphic tee
Instead of pairing your favorite graphic tee with jeans, try wearing it with a floral skirt or over a floral dress! Try tucking it in a skirt or tying it in a small knot on the side over a dress. We love this top from Jawbreaking ($28.90) that says, “I’m cooler on the Internet,” because aren’t we all?
13. Crown yourself
Pop a flower crown on top your head for a cute hair accessory! Flower crowns may seem like something you can only wear at Coachella, but you can totally rock them on an everyday basis. You can find your own flower crown like Vanessa’s at Urban Outfitters ($20).
14. Make a statement with floral accessories
You can also wear florals in jewelry form! You can easily accessorize any outfit by wearing a big flower statement necklace, a flower ring or a flower bracelet. Wear a statement necklace like this pretty gold floral necklace from Forever 21 ($6.80) with a flowery shirt.
15. Be a floral beach babe
Step out onto the beach with a retro floral suit! We love this rose suit from Forever 21 ($24.80).
16. Go floral to the max
Wear a floral maxi skirt and pair it with a crop top and some ankle booties. Top off your look with a big, floppy hat! This maxi skirt from Forever 21 ($19.80) is perfect for this outfit.
17. Paint the town floral
An outfit is never complete without a killer manicure, so try adding a floral design to your nails! Try out this DIY tutorial so you can paint flowers on your nails yourself. If you aren’t great at nail art, you could also use Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in a floral print. All you have to do is stick them on your nails and you’ll have a perfect floral mani for spring!
18. Mix and match prints
Be bold by pairing your floral piece with another print! Mixing prints can be tricky because you don’t want to look like you got dressed in the dark. To avoid that, mix prints in similar colors. That way, the color scheme will match even though your prints don’t. Try mixing your floral print with stripes—the combination looks great! Try pairing this blue striped shirt from Free People ($48) with this blue floral printed skirt from Urban Outfitters ($39).
19. Make it pop
Bring out the color in your floral print by adding a pop of neon. This trend is easy to do—you could simply wear some neon shoes. You could also try pairing neon pants with a floral top. Adding neon colors are a bright way to make your floral print stand out! Try these neon pants from DrJays.com ($19.99).
20. Wrap up in a floral kimono cardigan
Wear a bright floral kimono over a simple white tee and denim shorts like Kourtney Kardashian, or put it over a simple black maxi dress. They also are perfect to wear over your swimsuit at the beach this summer! Try this cute one from Love Culture ($34.95).
If you’re looking to channel your inner flower child this spring, wear one of these looks! Mix up the floral pieces in your closet and you’ll definitely have some groundbreaking outfits this season. How do you wear florals, collegiettes? Let us know in the comments!