Wintry Florals

It’s winter, and there aren’t that many flowers around, so make up for that by wearing them. Wintry florals. Floral prints are not just for spring, and this season, they’re going to be big.

Thanks to the Victoriana vibe that will be in the stores soon, we’ll all be embracing floral prints, okay? And on black they can look less, well, twee, than on paler backgrounds.

When it comes to this season’s florals, anything goes. It’s not a case of ditsy or big, or those wallpaper style prints from last year – it’s ALL of them!

Florals are here, so get used to it, and give it a try! New Look’s cute ‘busy’ floral print looks great on this simple tea dress (£tbc). Bigger rose and peony florals work perfectly on BHS’s prom dress (£60). Also at BHS, we are loving these big supersize monochrome wintry florals on this palazzo pants and shell top combo (£35 and £20). Don’t stop at prints though – add a floral necklace as a final flourish (£14.99, New Look).

winter florals fourH&M have some amazing wintry florals in already. This brilliant, mainly yellow on black print, can be found on a short smocked dress (£24.99), or a floaty long-sleeved maxi (£29.99). Or maybe a rose print floral bomber (£24.99, New Look) is enough to liven up jeans and a t-shirt? New Look’s wintry red and blue winter florals pencil skirt (£14.99) is a great bold workwear wardrobe addition. And we love these floral shoes from Debenhams (£tbc).

winter florals threeAt JOY, we love this Peter Pan collar floral shift dress (£36), and at H&M there’s a more subtle, sprig floral print to be found on these fab wide trousers (£29.99), and also on this two-tone floral dress (£24.99). Debenhams‘ Red Herring tropical floral shift is cute (£30).

But we are already coveting New Look’s 3D daisy bag (£tbc).

winter florals twoBHS’s turtleneck printed jersey dress (£30) is wintry florals perfection – it looks super-cosy. French Connection’s Victoriana style chiffon blouse has embroidered florals on there – perfect if you are not a huge fan of this trend. H&M’s off the shoulder red floral top (£12.99) is made for jeans. Perhaps a wee floral choker (£5.99, New Look) is enough for you? Or maybe a big, bold wintry florals jumpsuit (£39.50, was £78, One O Eight @ JOY) is your thing?

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Pair the trends

There are so many trends that go together so well this season, it’s time to … pair the trends! (Say that last bit in a cheesy game show host voice, it sounds much better!) Anyway, yep, pair the trends. Simple really, and as it says – we’re just taking some of this season’s best trends, and pairing them up – we’re that stylish. And so can you be if you follow this simple guide!

1. Embellished Top + Full Midi Skirt

pai trends embellished midiThe full midi skirt is a winter wardrobe musthave. It’s warm, practical, stylish and looks great in the evening, the day, with boots, with shoes, with wellies, even! Pair the trends by teaming it with an embellished top to add a subtle hint of seasonal glamour to an outfit. Embellishment is huge this season, and perfect for the festive period. We’ve teamed a simple blue skirt from French Connection (£110) with an H&M embellished top (£29.99).

2. Leggings + Oversized Knit

pair trends leggings jumperLeggings have made a reappearance on the fashion scene in the last few years, so embrace them! They’re nothing like the 1980s horror leggings – great fabrics, bold patterns, lots of lycra, less of that ‘kneed’ effect! They look perfect with an oversized swter – another 1980s trend that works well in 2014! We love these leather-look leggings from Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams (£28), teamed with New Look’s 1980s inspired sweater (£22.99).

3. Plaid + Lace

pair trends plaid laceTartan, or plaid, as the fashion world love to call it, goes well with lace. It can go a wee bit fancy dress if you’re not careful, so make the lace subtle; watch how your pair the trends here. We’ve taken a preppy pleated plaid midi skirt, and added a lace-insert sweat top for an updated look. Our fab skirt is from JOY (£45) and lace-insert sweatshirt from French Connection (£49)

4. Belted coat + Winter florals

Pair trends florals coatCoats are huge this year – figuratively and literally. Big 1970s style belted wrap coats are so stylish – and we can’t get away from this red one. We love the winter florals trend-  florals look great on black. So, we love the juxtaposition of florals, with winter coat, get it? Pair the trends perfectly! Our H&M favourite is £99.99, and the gorgeous vintage style dress is £190 at French Connection

5. Statement Necklace + Pastel Knit

PAIR TRENDS JUMPER NECKLACEStatement necklaces are a thing again. They seem to have been a ‘thing’ for a few years now, and we reckon the best way to wear them is to pair the trends with pastel knits. Pastel for winter is big this year. A simple plain crew neck sweater looks so much more with a huge chunky statement bejewelled necklace, agreed? Our pink sweater is just £12 at BHS, and our big necklace is £19.99 from New Look.

That’s how we pair the trends. How would you do it?

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