Summer is almost here, and with the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing, it's no surprise that floral prints are set to go BIG in the fashion world in the coming months. Inspired by the spring/summer 2016 catwalk’s bold and colourful graphics, we're calling it and saying florals are officially the one print you need in your wardrobe this season!
So how should you tap the trend yourself? While bright floral outfits can seem like a big commitment, the good news is that just because Rihanna's working head-to-toe florals doesn't mean you have to! Instead, you can be as bold or as subtle with the trend as you like.
From jumpsuits and shift dresses to silk PJs and tote bags floral prints are budding everywhere at George Fashion right now, giving you plenty of ways to rock the look. To give you a stylish helping hand, here's how to wear summer's bold blooms with confidence.
Saunter into summer with a floral maxi dress
Look stylish and stay cool at the same time in a flowing floral maxi. Perfect for garden parties, exploring a holiday destination or lounging in the sun, if you get one floral item this season, make it a maxi.
Buy it: Floral Maxi Dress, £14
Work the trend at work (or play) with a shift dress
Keep it subtle yet be fashionably on cue by adding a hint of floral to your workwear. Something like this floral shift dress will give regular little black dresses a run for their money. Plus, it's easy to transition into party mode after hours with the help of some bright heels and a statement clutch.
Buy it: Floral Pencil Dress, £20
Work a pop-culture-inspired floral tee
There’s nothing more iconic than the rose. A favourite of princesses everywhere, channel your inner Beauty and the Beast with a bright red or yellow rose-inspired top, like this asymmetric design.
Buy it: Floral V-neck Top, £8
Show off your pins by going for shorts or trousers
Opt for floral shorts or trousers (if you prefer to cover up) that are lightweight and comfy, so that you can just concentrate on enjoying yourself. To really take it to the next level, look for interesting details such as waist-synching belts, or tapered legs to draw attention to your best asset!
Be confident and make a statement with an all-in-one
Jumpsuits are now a perennial favourite in every woman's wardrobe. Want proof? Check out how many gorgeous ladies rocked them at this years BAFTAs. Easy to wear and suitable for all shapes and sizes, they’re great at helping to keep you cool during the humid summer weather. Don’t feel like a floral jumpsuit has to scream colour – a monochrome palette will flatter everyone.
Buy it: Floral jumpsuit, £16
Channel your inner retro queen with a floral swimsuit
There’s nothing more glamorous than a retro swimming costume. Sure to turn heads, a floral tie-neck two-piece is the perfect way to work this trend, leaving you feeling confident while celebrating your curves at the same time. Now all you need is the hair and make-up to match!
Buy it: Floral swimsuit, from £5
Keep the sun shining no matter the weather with a cover-up
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we’ll escape without any rain – in fact, you can almost count on it! Don’t let it dampen your summer groove though – instead turn to a bright floral print mac to look stylish at all times.
Buy it: Floral Paisley Print Mac, £10
Try an accessory for a subtler nod to the trend
Practical doesn't have to mean uninspiring. Give your must-have items a fashionable spin by choosing floral print phone cases, sunglasses and that all-important shopper. Just make sure not to over do it – these items go best with more subtle ensembles!
Buy it: Floral Print Tote bag, £14
Make it a luxury with a silk dressing gown
Enjoy ultimate relaxation with some luxe-looking floral PJs and a matching silk dressing gown. Perfect for lazy Sundays eating breakfast in the sunshine, the neighbours will be envious of your on-trend look.
Look to leafier prints for men
Fashion conscious men don’t have to feel left out of this year's floral fanfare. While roses may be red, men can channel this trend by opting for a 'leafier' option. Think greens and blues and the world is your oyster – from Hawaiian-inspired t-shirts to leaf print swimming trunks, there’s plenty to keep your man on-trend!
Buy it: Hibiscus Print Swim Shorts, £10
Don't forget your mini-me
Floral prints are a trend that every little one can get on board with. Let your little girl embrace nature by going all out with head-to-toe floral prints. From tiny rubber beach slip-ons to large floral sun hats, there’s just nothing cuter!