SPRING’s IN. FLORAL’s OUT.

Spring summer 2016 shoes INTOTO

Yes the sun’s come out, and the gloomy days are behind us. Yes, the flowers are out in full bloom, and yes the birds are about and chirping. But just because we live in a world that looks like a happy cartoon, does not mean we have to dress like one.

The world still needs edge, style and cool. What it doesn’t need is more florals, if it’s only going to be on your clothes.

This Spring/Summer channel your love for florals in the right direction – your garden, or your potted plant. And channel some suave style into your wardrobe.

  1. Plain Colour

Wear a single block colour that’s bright, cheerful and summery. Or better yet, go devoid of colour in all white. Stand out in simplicity against the riot of colours around you, while staying cool in a light white. This spring, stay cool and comfy with an LWD and slip-ons.

Plain colour dress with Slipons

  1. Stripes

Nothing’s really summer more than cotton t-shirts and dresses. So wear a striped t-shirt dress, and go for the opposite of expected with bold monochromatic stripes and sneakers.

Stripes with monochrome or sneakers

  1. Embroidery

Add some texture with dresses that bring in the florals, foliage and birds in gorgeous hand-done embroidery. They’re rarely just cookie-cut factory products, and add texture to your wardrobe. Pair your embroidered outfit with muted heels.

Embroidery with muted heels

  1. Checks

Dress up in checks for a cool Scotland meets summer look. And make it monochrome so you don’t look too much like a picnic blanket! Pair them with slick black pumps for a stylish day out.

checks with black pumps INTOTOs

  1. Paisley

Go for an exotic look a la paisley, with wild and vivid prints and colours. Pair them with some chic sandals. Let everything scream summer except the print.

Paisley with sandals INTOTOs

  1. Polka Dots

    Look pretty in polka dots and nude flats. It’s a print that looks feminine without being expectedly floral, and can be rocked with comfy brown flats.

Polka dots and brown flats INTOTOs

  1. Geometric

Wear some art, wear some gorgeous geometric prints that contrast your summer dress silhouette with sharp and beautiful lines. Wear the dress with bold matching pumps and you’re set for a night out on the town!

Geometric print with matching pumps

  1. Tiedye

Wear dresses in soft natural farics with gorgeous natural dyes, to channel the boho-chic flower-child look, minus the flowers. Pair it with flat brown gladiators to complete the boho vibe.

Tiedye with gladiators

  1. Chevron

Wear stark zig-zag chevron to make a super bold statement. And if you can’t get the dress, just the shoes instead!

Chevron Mono dress or heels

  1. Tribal

Go au natural not just with the fabric but with the print as well and channel some natural tribal vibes. Pair it with some strappy nude sandals and you’re good to go!

Tribal print with nude pumps INTOTOs

Featured images via Pinterest, Marsha Barnes, GoldAndGrey, Lolobu, GlamRadar, tuulavintage, Celebrity Style Guide, Pop Sugar, BlogLovin’

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