With botanic and home gardens in full bloom and June being the month of brides, graduates and dads (hey, some guys like flowers!), Jill and I thought it was a great time to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to florals.
Jill of Everything Just So and my partner in HIWM, starts our floral fashion extravaganza off with her summery look of white jeans and a fuchsia Liberty of London for Target sleeveless blouse.
Tamera of Tamera Beardsley demonstrates expert pattern mixing with these phenomenal floral palazzo pants and striped tunic, both from Anthropologie.
She adds a tangerine vintage mohair sweater of her mother’s, a straw basket from an antique market, and vintage brooch necklace that Tamera made herself, creating her signature look.
Kim of Northern California Style wears a stylish J. Crew Liberty print jacket with a white sundress. She likes to mix her jacket with something with another colorful print when she wears it, like her Tom’s Ikat cork wedges.
Gracey of Fashion for Giants brilliantly took an old Liz Claiborne dress that she thrifted and cut off the dated, double-breasted bodice, making it into a skirt. She paired it with stripes & ankle-strap sandals for a modern, pattern-mixed look.
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb wears a fruit-patterned 1980’s vintage dress that she bought on eBay a couple of years ago. The wrap-around style of this dress is cut too low to wear alone, so she added a hot pink camisole, bright tangerine heels and a purple belt to bring out the fun colors in this dress.
Don’t you love the big flower in her hair? What a statement!
Déjà Pseu of Une Femme d’un Certain Age enjoys floral prints on others, but she’s usually not attracted to them on her, with the exception of Asian and kimono-style prints which she admits she adores beyond reason. Her beautiful jacket is from Zara.
Love the red pointed patent leather flats!
Bella Q of Citizen Rosebud wears a floral sleeveless top with a pair of floral shorts and a floral neck scarf with floral sunglasses…and it all works! Her looks is almost entirely thrifted, just the sunnies were bought new.
I think I am going to have to try a little floral on floral times 2 like Bella!
Becky of Pink Cheetah Vintage wears a retro-fabulous vintage maxi dress. I love the cut, vintage yet modern and that cuff is fantastic!
Ana of Mrs. American Made looks ready for spring and summer in a gorgeous blue floral dress by Milly. So feminine and elegant!
Alicia of Spashionista Report shows us how she wore floral when meeting fellow blogger Megan (on her left) at an event at Flip Flop consignment shop (shop owner Lacey on her right). Her lovely white floral blouse was purchased last year. If you look closely at her oxfords, you can see that they have a floral pattern on them too…in sequins! The shoes are from Shi by Journeys.
This dress has special meaning to Silk Path Diary. It was the first dress she purchased after having her last baby. It made her look and feel like she had a waistline again! She was able to wear it often in many different situations. As she lost the baby weight, it became too big so she sold it and found this one on ebay in her current size. She almost shortened it but didn’t because she wanted to keep its vintage look and a very feminine style.
Suzanne of Suzanne Carrillo Style Files says about her dress, “Fit and flare dresses are one of my all time favourites. I think they are wonderful for every body type.” Agreed, Suzanne, very flattering. What a fantastic dress!
Tori, my stepdaughter, found this blue floral sundress while we were shopping together at Goodwill one day. I love the colors on her and the smaller floral print around the bottom of the dress.
I chose to wear my black Yala maxi dress, with a $4.00 thrifted floral blouse by August Silk and my straw market tote. An ideal outfit for a trip to the farmers market or a vineyard picnic..or both!
Now that the heat is on and it feels like summer has already started—at least in the U.S.—we know the one accessory that you are using every day is your pair of sunglasses!
Please join us for “How I Wear My: Sunglasses” by sending a picture to Jill or me by July 1. Whether you favor aviators or wayfarers, sleek wraparounds or oversized glamour shades, we can’t wait to see you in your sunnies!