Style: Florals Are My Fashion Go-To

I used to be quite fearful of florals. My days were spent justifying my knowledge and ability to men dressed in ill-fitting power suits, and to be honest floral dresses sub-consciously undermined what I had to say; I felt they were too feminine and too youthful to be taken seriously while wearing them, but over the last few years they’ve become a serious staple in my wardrobe. As my confidence and no-sh*ts-given attitude has grown, as has the desire to wear what I like when I like without any judgement. Just because I wear a nice floaty, floral and feminine dress doesn’t mean I’m any less capable or cut-throat, so those clean lines and elegant looks have started to be complemented with patterns that are fun and shapes that flatter. There’s something about a great floral dress that ensures it’s suited to practically any occasion, and a serious investment in your wardrobe.

Take this cute H&M number that I picked up at the start of summer. It wasn’t expensive (about £29.99 I think) but the ditsy print and black background keep it looking fresh, classic and wearable all year round; it’s just as easy to pop on a pair of sandals and wear it to lunch than it is to swap in some heels and a clutch for a wedding, because florals just work for anything. Right now I’m loving wearing it on its own and letting those beautiful bat-wing sleeves roam free, but I equally can’t wait to pair it with a biker jacket and pumps come the Autumn. On those days when you don’t quite know what the dress code is, or fear turning up totally over dressed, florals will be your friend – they just seem to effortlessly fit into to any occasion and complement what everyone else is wearing.

Especially during those first summer days when you want to ditch your jumpers and start embracing lighter fabrics, but the weather is yet to play ball – florals are a great way to transition into a new season without feeling like you’re the only one on the train dressed for holiday. Similarly, when Autumn finally comes around a great floral dress can be layered up with a tee or lightweight jumper to effortlessly guide you into heavy fabrics and opaque tights, but keeping it light enough to enjoy the odd Indian Summer day. That’s why my wardrobe is full of floral prints in every style imagineable, because I don’t have to think about what I’m going to wear to that wedding / party / BBQ coming up…
They’ve got my back every time.

Are you a fan of florals as much as me, or do you avoid them for being too feminine?

Pictures taken by Kaye Ford
 

H&M Floral Midi Dress | £29.99 | SIMILAR HERE

H&M Gold Sandals | £14.99 | LINK

 
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9 Comments

  1. Candice Petersen
    July 18, 2018 / 7:31 am

    I absolutely love floral prints! This dress looks so pretty!Candice | Natalya Amour

    • Hayley Hall
      July 18, 2018 / 7:42 am

      Thank you! It's one of my faves at the moment – so floaty and cool for the heat too.

  2. Merkitty Blog
    July 18, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    That dress looks amazing on you. How do you always look so pretty and put together? I'm so jelly. Kind of sad that dress isn't available anymore as it's exactly what I'm looking for. The similar ones just aren't the same, or in the right size.merkitty.co.uk | Merkitty Blog

    • Hayley Hall
      July 18, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      You're too kind! H&M is so annoying – the stock goes in and out so fast, you can hardly ever find the right thing in the right size!

  3. Danish Pastry
    July 18, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I love this length on you, and the print is lovely! I'm all for florals too, mine tend to be larger scale even though these arent supposed to work om my short arse frame, but somehow they do!

    • Hayley Hall
      July 18, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Who cares about 'what works' eh? Wear what you love! I feel like florals work for everyone, no matter what form they come in.

  4. Danielle Alexa
    July 18, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    As somebody that normally shy's away from florals, I am loving them at the moment!Danielle xxhttps://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  5. Emerald Dove
    July 23, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Love this! I completely relate to the fear that wearing typically girly things may undermine your ability but its awesome that you realised that you don't have to prove yourself to these people. Also you look incredible!!www.theemeralddove.co.uk

  6. Anna
    July 29, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    the dress is super cool, and you look stunning:) plus, the photos are great in your free time I invite you to my blog where you can find my daily looksun besoxxxanna from http://www.mimundonormal.pl

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