Be unique: Wear florals


Jessi Wilson/Iowa State Daily

Mixing floral prints together adds a more fashionable twist to this summer trend. Choose pieces that have similar colors incorporated throughout the patterns.

Miranda Pollitt

Florals are a typical trend for spring fashion in Iowa. But what are some unique ways to wear florals and flowers this spring?

Hoda Katebi, blogger of JooJoo Azad, likes to wear floral pants to mix up this spring trend.

“As a menswear fanatic, I am a big fan of pants,” Katebi said. “Especially when you give them a feminine update with a light floral print.”

Floral pants are a great way to mix up this trend. Whether it is a fun pair of floral jeans or a pair of wide leg pants both are great ways to wear floral. To tone down your floral pants, simply wear a more basic top like a solid tank or tee so you are not incorporating to many elements into your look.

Another unique way to wear floral is a floral blazer.

“They are quirky, playful and definitely make a statement,” said blogger Yuen Lim of The Craziest Paradigm.

Anyone and everyone can wear florals in their personal style. Whether you consider yourself edgy, preppy or girly, floral pieces work for everyone this time of year.

Another fun way to wear floral is to mix prints together. “I’m a huge fan of print mixing and I love clashing all of my floral prints at once,” Katebi said.

Don’t be afraid to mix your florals together. For example, you could wear a bold floral dress with a cardigan then accessorize the look with a floral headband. As long as you stick with in the same color scheme your look will still be cohesive.

Floral crowns and headpieces are also a huge trend this season. Simple floral hair accessories are a great and easy way to add a feminine touch to your look. Not to mention they make a fun do it yourself project.

Pair your floral crown with a fun and flowy dress or top for a 1970s hippie-inspired look. Or pair it with high waisted shorts and a crop top for an easy spring or summer look.

“Normally I’ll wear a floral skater skirt paired with a plain top,” Lim said. “But I’m also accumulating quite a few floral crop tops and floral ballet flats.”