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WHAT TO WEAR: Summer

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” As Meryl Streep so famously said in the 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada, floral prints are an all too common pattern for spring/summer clothing. Regardless of their overuse on overalls, shirts, pants, skirts and anything in between, they prove to be as timeless as the little black dress. However, how does one balance a seasonal, sometimes over-used and predictable trend while also adding an unpredictable statement piece? By mixing floral prints with metallic colored articles of clothing or in this case, shoes.

This Fashionista was able to add edge to her soft summer look by throwing some Electric Karma sandals on her feet. The conventional floral top paired with metallic sandals gives this Fashionista’s look a modern twist to her entire ensemble. Playing with clashing prints and textures like she did makes for an interesting and fun outfit. This Fashionista has confidence with how she built her outfit, straying from the predictable is always in season.

Afraid to mix edgy with sweet for fear of looking like a circus performer sans a mirror? Don’t think twice, florals can provide a canvas for you to play with any color or pattern that you please. Try pairing a blue, floral oversized shirt dress with a metallic double layer rope choker, all from the brand Missguided. If you’d like to ease into this trend, try painting your nails a metallic color to see how you like pairing opposite trends together.

One Simple Change: As the scorching hot temperatures drop and the sun goes down, a light jean jacket is an appropriate and easy choice to take this look from day to night.