Inevitably, florals are here to stay. Across decades and seasons, floral patterns remain one of the most used in women’s fashion. This should come as no surprise, however, as they are eternally versatile and brands are able to use them in ways entirely unique to them.
So much more than just their signature ‘GG’ monogram and red and green stripes, Gucci never fails to shine on the runway. As of late, their collections—masterminded by the ultra-creative Alessandro Michele—are focused on juxtapositions of prints and styles. Their pre-fall 2016 collection was no exception. The collection was a dynamic display of long silhouettes, layering and earth-toned fabrics. Additionally, big and bold patterns atop a good mix of both edgy and soft, feminine pieces are displayed throughout.
The brand image that Gucci has shifted to under Michele’s creative direction has been repeatedly catching my eye for the past few seasons. Drawing inspiration from this collection’s use of muted, yet bold florals, I chose to highlight an item that I thrifted from a vintage store last summer. Though I believe this was originally used as a light robe, I am wearing it here as a long cardigan, which is a perfect cover up for those cooler summer nights or a great layering piece during the winter months as well. To keep the color scheme and overall feel of the outfit consistent, I matched it with a muted green romper, wicker-embellished belt and my all-time favorite wooden heels.
Just as the collection seems to be pulling themes and inspiration from many sources, I find myself doing this quite frequently too. The ability to combine pieces from different eras in time is something I believe to be essential in creating a wardrobe full of pieces that will continue to stay relevant and stylish as trends quickly change.