In an effort to push through the style rut that I somehow always end up in once the temperatures hit below freezing, I’ve been dipping through my fashion mags and Pinterest boards to try and spice up my cold weather style. After a weekend spent in the Big Apple aka fashion capital of the US, I am feeling a bit more inspired after snagging a few finds that I have helped me reach beyond heavy blacks and grays.
I snagged this black long sleeved dress at the Chelsea Goodwill in New York and it reminded me that floral prints definitely has a place in our winter wardrobes. I’ll be honest, I don’t wear a lot of florals (ever!) but this little spark of flowery print gave me just what I needed to think outside of my usual winter wardrobe box. It’s just a tad bit of floral print woven into stripes of a lacey print – so, for me (the non-floral wearing fashionista), it was the perfect first step in this trend!
When trying out a winter floral, you’ll want to look for a print that incorporates cool undertones so you don’t look like you’re just trying to get the most out of a summer favorite. Some examples of cooler undertones would be navy’s, grays, blues, dusty pinks, burgundy, blacks, emerald, and burnt orange.
In terms of where you incorporate this print – well, really the options are endless! From a skater skirt to a clutch, a good winter floral has its place in your closet. If you are going with a bottom, say a skirt or ankle length pant, I’d balance the top with a solid and conservative choice. A black turtleneck will be the perfect compliment to a bold bottom half. You can definitely find full floral pieces – like the one below, any they too have a place for colder days. You’ll bring the sunshine in an outfit like this. If you aren’t completely sure about the print, start yourself out with a bold clutch or a printed shoe. That will let you try it on for size without getting too far removed from your style comfort zone.