Wearing florals for the both of us have always been a year-round affair, and we have definitely seen the trend (if you can even call it that anymore) prevalent on the runways for many seasons now. We are happy to see that "winter florals" are yet again an "in" pattern to rock these upcoming months, and we couldn't wait to style outfits that transition from Summer to Autumn seamlessly.
Jess: I started packing away a lot of my Spring and Summer clothing a few weeks ago after I came back from Hawaii and decided that it was time to start pulling out the warmer pieces for the upcoming cold. That's when I realized that I had a serious love affair with floral clothing - when I found myself stuffing away a dozen dresses and blouses in a variety of different styles (midi, lace, chiffon...you name it, I probably have something similar in my closet). I picked up this gorgeous satin midi dress from Zara recently when I instantly fell in love with the rich jewel colors and fit of the dress. I actually feel the most comfortable and confident in a midi dress and would often opt to wear one to work. This dress has a slip dress built in, which actually makes it even warmer than it appears. Add in the turtle neck and sleeves, and I would easily add this to the Fall-appropriate list. Sometimes I have a bit of trouble deciding how to accessorize my outfit, especially when I'm not feeling particularly glamorous or in the mood to "dress up", but I found it really easy for this dress by adding coordinating jewel earrings, and some blue suede shoes. If you haven't already noticed, Mel and I LOVE these heels and they are definitely one of our go-to pieces and have never failed in any of our pairings!
Mel: Florals are the summer essential print, but this season, they have made an appearance through darker colors and moodier vibes. Unlike some past trends that may seem to be sported if you have a certain style (i.e. fishnets with heels), florals can easily be rocked by everyone whether on a denim jacket or a tiered frilled dress. Personally for me, florals are featured in my closet year round as they are so easy to style and paired with the right top/bottom such as this silk blouse adds some personal touch to your work attire! For this look, I paired the floral blouse with a matching dusty rose ruffle skirt (also worn here), and my favorite heels from Tory Burch. Instead of tucking the blouse under my skirt, I tied up the bottoms to add a slight edge to my look. The versatility of these kinds of blouses is probably why I stock up every fall. They can also be worn underneath a sleeveless sheath dress for another business casual look, or tied up with some girlfriend denim jeans for a brunch date with the girls.
Jess: Dress - Zara