How to wear florals in 2021

Florals for spring? These really are groundbreaking.
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If you’re a fan of florals, you’re in luck.

Every year, we dread hearing the same old saying from The Devil Wears Prada’s fictional character Miranda Priestley: ‘Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.’

Despite their predictability, summer fashion barely exists without florals. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – right?

That’s not to say floral prints always stay the same. While we’ve seen understated ditsy prints countless times in years gone by, they’re oversized and graphic in 2021, bringing a whole new sense of fun to the trend.

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Slow fashion brand Grey Milk’s poppy florals have been all over our feeds lately, as well as cartoon florals from the sustainable and super stylish brands Paloma Wool and Cinta The Label. Meanwhile Copenhagen-based designer Stine Goya has made us fall in love with florals all over again, offering a much-needed update on romantic prints.

For those looking to make a statement with their florals this summer, we’ve found some inspiration from a collection of our favourite influencers. Plus, we’ve scoured the shops to find the prettiest prints out there you can get your hands on right now.

How to wear florals

Woman / influencer @nxcv.a wearing floral headscarf, floral sheer jacket, a blue printed bra, yellow trousers and orange mules standing in front of a green wall.

When it comes to florals this season, more is more and we love these clashing prints worn by influencer AJ.

If you’re as in love with the babushka scarf as we are, read more about the trend here.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to florals on florals, make sure yours make an impact.

This skirt from Grey Milk is the perfect place to start.

The floral dress is a wardrobe staple and we love Nicole Ocran’s 70s-style dress from Warehouse.

Zara recently launched a hippie-chic collection featuring a variety of prints that echoed the fashion of the era, which you can read more about here.

Ellie from @slipintostyle wearing a knitted white midi dress printed with black cartoon flowers, as she stands in a park

You can always trust Ellie from @slipintostyle to guide your fashion choices each season.

We’re in love with her Paloma Wool dress, which is still available to buy in black now.

Buy now

Stine Goya Kelly Dress Dress 1844 Watercolour Flora
Stine Goya

Kelly Dress Dress 1844 Watercolour Flora, £230, Stine Goya – buy now


Floral Print Trousers, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Cinta The Label Rosie Floral Cardigan in cream and black
Cinta The Label

Cardigan, £95, Cinta The Label – buy now

RIXO Lolita cutout floral-print cotton mini dress

Lolita Cutout Floral-print Cotton Mini Dress, £195, RIXO at Net-A-Porter – buy now

Monki two-piece floral suit in pink

Single-breasted Blazer, £50, Monki – buy now

Wide Leg Trousers, £40, Monki – buy now

Floral Poppy Omnes tiered dress from Omnes

BCI Cotton Tiered Midi Dress in Poppy Print, £75, Omnes – buy now

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