Though florals are generally associated with women, men don’t have to be deprived of this Spring Summer trend. Besides, girls constantly borrow fashion from the boys, why should boys be less privileged?
Floral trend for men is executed in a different form: you wouldn’t see fluid chiffon, but rather cotton and rich materials like brocade and silk. It is on a traditional side to utilise smaller, more graphic flower patterns on accessories and shirts, but this season you will see large blooms on bombers, blazers, trousers, polos, sweatshirts and even shoes. The latter could be one of the easiest and less conventional options of incorporating florals into your wardrobe: predominantly slip-ons and sneakers have been decorated with botanical motifs, thus will blend well into a casual ensemble.
Evening wear and office suiting can benefit from a daisy spangled tie, bow tie with a fancy abstract flower design or a pocket square with a bold orchid ornament.
For the courageous types- go big. Opt for an all-over flower print on your separates, below are a few inspirational ideas that just might get you under a floral spell.
A running theme of sportswear for days is a common tendency in today’s fashion. Elevate your separates with clashing statement prints: a floral sweatshirt in this case and a pop-art variation of camouflage work perfectly together. Pair them with jeans, lightweight jacket with sports elements, like the parallel stripes running down the sleeves of Dsquared2 piece, and suede sneakers – luxe athleisure at its best.
A gorgeous floral blazer can look as good as a casual daywear garment as it does for after dark. The key is styling this statement jacket with pared back basics like a plain white tee and cropped tapered trousers or chinos. Work the trend even further and add another “blooming” item – slip on sneakers for comfort and style.
Summer isn’t that far away, and the warmer days will come soon, unless you can’t wait and already planned a vacation by the sea. Embrace the flower power on bottoms: short and pants. The look above with decorated shorts, striped linen shirt, boat shoes and an Ivy cap, is one of many ways of how you can mix in vogue prints, textures and colours in an elegant and understated manner.
by Olga Permyakova
Cover Photo: Felik Wong