This post provides inspirations how to wear your floral skirt in different ways.
- How to style floral skirts in a mature way
- Try a Hawaiian floral print in neutral colors
- Style a floral skirt for Casual Friday
- Wear a biker coat instead of a blazer
- Wrapping up
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How to style floral skirts in a mature way
Which gal doesn’t love a floral skirt? The print reminds of summer, great smell, love, beauty, you name it. And, yes, floral prints may be romantic. Unfortunately, exactly this fact makes anything floral a risky item to wear at the office. It may be because romantic is often associated with dreaming, naive, inexperienced, young woman. Over 40, it’s often associated with conservative and not-up-to-date. Thus, a floral midi skirt looks like a no-win situation.
In my opinion, Romantic Style is just a great personal style that looks best on certain women (You can determine your primary personal style using this free online style finder.). Actually, it’s the on-viewer’s own fault and pre-justice to make the wrong conclusion. And s/he may be pretty astonished when the “romantic woman” plays hardball. A great camouflage! Anyhow.
To play it safe, go either for abstract floral prints at the office or tough them up. An utility jacket, biker or bomber leather jacket do the trick when you wear a floral dress or skirt.
Try a Hawaiian floral print in neutral colors
Hawaiian prints are a classic and the flowers are typically abstract. The print of this skirt looks like an olive based camouflage on first view. The A-line cut is classic too and hence office appropriate.
Style a floral skirt for Casual Friday
A while ago, I wrote a post about how I made this skirt from a shirt. See the post at the link, in case you missed it. For that post, I styled it with a purple blouse for the office. On Casual Friday, I paired it with a blush pink utility jacket. Blush pink and olive shades colors look always great together. Olive also looks great with red or burgundy. Olive is the new black, because it is as versatile, but easier to pull off as black.
Wear a biker coat instead of a blazer
Unless you have to wear fashion-forward corporate style, a blazer can be often substituted by a chic leather jacket – especially on Casual Friday. The best way is to choose a color that repeats in the print like the white one in the photo example. This look also meets the bill for a going out with colleagues after work.
Stylist’s tip: Black and white is also always a great idea. Thus, adding a black shirt and black sandals toughen a floral print skirt up.
When you like the look, please pin it. You can find another look of a floral print skirt with a green leather jacket in the post at the link.
I really love my DIY upcycled shirt. Guess what? I made another one from one of the other hand-me down shirts. Stay tuned to see it.
Floral skirts are a summer essential. This post illustrated two of many concepts how to get more outfits from your wardrobe. It not only provided floral skirt outfit ideas for the mature Romantic Style woman, but also for Casual Friday.
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