“Florals? In spring? How original,” sneers Miranda Priestly in possibly the most vehement condemnation of a print to ever grace the big screen. Clearly Ms. Priestly didn’t see this Fashionista before she turned down that selfsame pattern. Though floral does excel in the realm of girly dresses and rompers for the under five population, this floral jacket is anything but prim. In fact, despite the inherent delicacy of pink flowers, this jacket gains an element of extra street cred when taken out of its traditionally sweet context.
Against a white bustier, a black skirt and buckled cutout booties, floral loses its sometimes cloying girlishness and gets a new grown-up dose of edgy femininity. Throw in this Fashionista’s studded leather backpack and her green dip-dyed hair and she is the epitome of refined alternative style.
For a modern take on floral print, look for the print in more unconventional silhouettes or pair with more hard-edged accessories. For instance, this draped jacket is the perfect complement to this Fashionista’s structured white lace-inlay bustier while the delicate pink pattern stands out against her black basics, gold studs and most interestingly, her bright blue hair.
A jacket or floral printed piece similar to this one would look similarly fantastic taken in a more tomboyish direction with a chambray button-down, black skinny jeans or even distressed boyfriend jeans with worn leather oxfords. Sleek minimalist accessories and clean lines soften the impact of the print and manage to make what could be dated look unabashedly modern.