Springtime, florals… cue ubiquitous and overused Miranda Priestly quote. I roll my eyes every time I hear this quote trotted out by anyone who has ever seen The Devil Wears Prada, ever. Florals are an inevitable spring/summer trend but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring.
This season, florals have been amped up. Less straightforward and pretty, they now pack a punch. Neon at Balenciaga and Rococo-style jacquard florals at Marques’Almeida, SS17 florals have an attitude. Pretty floral tea dresses still have their place, just look at Erdem, but I like the new punchier take on florals. It’s all about unexpected pairings, bold colours, abstract prints and a very much maximalist take on classic florals. More is more.
I channelled this high octane energy with this look. It’s a bit of a mish mash of boho paisley mixed with sheer, frills and florals. Pretty much every SS17 trend thrown together in one outfit. In a way, it feels like a very London look. London fashion isn’t polished like New York or super classic like Paris. It’s deconstructed, a bit messy and imperfect. It’s not inspired by the pages in Vogue or any particular runway look. Fashion in London has always been about self expression. And isn’t that what fashion should always be about?
Dress – Boohoo
Sheer tshirt – Zara
Heels – Sophia Webster
Bag – Saint Laurent
Photographer – Adorn Girl