Floral dresses are one of the trademarks of summer style. Perfect for almost every warm weather occasion from a picnic at the beach to drinks on a patio. But now Fall has arrived with cooler temperatures and shorter days. But just because season of pumpkin lattes has arrived, it doesn’t mean you have to pack your floral prints away. Many summer floral dresses work well into the fall and winter season, it’s all about utilizing the correct cocktail of color, pattern, fabric weight, and accessories.
I got this pretty floral mini dress courtesy for Windsor and it’s the perfect little ensemble that transitions from summer to fall beautifully and seamlessly. The dark, moody print makes gives it a autumn feel, and the long sleeves that give it a bohemian look also helps cover the skin in the cooler months. Keep reading to see how you can transition your summer dresses to the fall and winter…
How to Wear Floral Prints in Fall & Winter
The floral dress trend has been going strong all year long and it’s going straight into the fall and winter season. Some of your floral summer dresses can have a good second season as part of your cooler-weather wardrobe if you style them with the right accessories. The look for floral prints this fall and winter are a little more dark and moody, with deeper accent shades that are more jewel tone colors. These are the ones that will carry you into the cooler months.
Layer it Up
Throwing on knotted wool scarf and an oversized sweater will do wonders in transforming a sweet, summery frock into a fall-ready getup. Adding textures and weight will balance the look of a light floral dress, making it cold weather-worthy.
Add a pair of stockings or tall socks under with your floral dress. This is the easiest way to transform a summer staple into a perfectly pretty fall ensemble that keeps you warm too.
If your floral frock is reading a bit too sweet for the season, pair it with edgy, statement accessories. A pair of black motorcycle boots, a studded leather clutch, or hammered metal jewelry will transition your florals into autumn.
One of my favorite fall staples is a good leather jacket. And when in doubt over how to bundle floral apparel for autumn, never underestimate the power of a black leather jacket to polish off the look.
Any fall trends that you’re loving right now?
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