STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Floral Power

Style Advice of the Week

In a sea of leggings and tennis shoes, unisex T-shirts and infinity scarves with Sperry Top-Siders, it is refreshing to stumble upon someone who dresses up for class. Writing for CollegeFashionista has taught me to recognize those who put in effort while attending classes. This Fashionista completely made my day when I saw her floral pants, mustard sweater and geometric necklace. Her creative way to mix patterns and textures works with her body, not against it as many people think.

Floral bottoms, whether they are shorts or pants, are often thought of as only a spring and summer item. This fall we have seen floral pants burst onto the scene in jeans and slacks, ranging from dressy to casual. For those of you who are afraid of patterns, try and look for a darker, more subtle print. This Fashionista’s pants were so subtle that when far away the print wasn’t visible, making them versatile and a subtle statement.

For the top of her outfit she paired a chunky mustard sweater with a structured top underneath to layer and stay warm. The structured shirt helps the whole outfit pop with its subtle stripe and more formal style. The use of the subtle stripe top with the mustard sweater is perfect with the flora pants. All of these patterns work together to build a great outfit without any elements competing for attention. All are showcased in a beautiful way, each with their own deserving spotlight.
When I first saw floral pants were big this season I was hesitant. I thought that it meant jeans with pink roses on them and not at all the sophisticated prints that are available now. With the cooler temperatures this is the best time to layer up and play with your wardrobe.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Floral Power

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There's no better way to greet the spring than by wearing floral prints. Although it seems to be a long time since spring started, London Met Fashionistas have been struggling with cold and rain so far. Nevertheless, their patience has been finally awarded with a bit of sunlight, enabling them to definitely dismiss their wintry clothes and to flaunt their long-awaited new outfits.

When we have springtime in mind, we really can’t help thinking about flowers, can we? They have always been the distinctive and peculiar mark of the season, yet more in this year than ever they feature as a massive trend in S/S collections.

Flowers, roses in particular, are also this Fashionista’s choice. She goes for a pair of floral printed trousers, an actual must-have of the season. The pyramidal shape of the pants is incredibly flattering: well-fitted on waist and hips, it becomes gradually looser until the ankles, awesomely emphasizing her silhouette.

Colourful floral motifs really stand out from the black background, resulting in an exquisite bright/dark contrast. The light hue of the blouse as well as the roses embellishing the black cardigan recall the colour palette of the flowers.

Ankle-length trousers, as this Fashionista’s, are definitely made to be matched with flats! This powerful combination, in fact, represents a smart yet effortless “escamotage” to make legs longer.

There’s something different in this season's proposal of floral prints — they are less girly, as often matched with dark hues or leather, flower patterns are now up for “biker” or rock 'n' roll styles, too. Think about a floral dress combined with combat boots and a black leather jacket, for instance: it would be the perfect mix of feminine yet also rocky souls.

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