Just like garden annuals, summer always seems to bloom with floral prints (as seen in this recent post). And I am not one to resist their pretty, feminine appeal. But…sometimes I like my flowers to be powered up with a bolder, more graphic palette. And this floral print top-and-skirt combo was ripe for the picking!
This outfit’s top and skirt were part of the same Who What Wear capsule collection and not necessarily designed to be worn as a set. But that didn’t deter me from trying them together, and I’m so glad I did. And while I love the graphic combination they create, each piece offers so many possibilities when paired with something else. (To note: WWW collections sell out FAST, so I promise to be better about posting looks sooner so you won’t be disappointed. I’ve also linked some great alternatives below.)
I’ve already worn this puff-sleeved floral-print top multiple times with different pant options (great casual “date night” look). As you can see, you wear this top tied up with a bow neckline or open for a more free-flowing feel. It’s Boho chic with just a bit of an edge.
I love the skirt’s high waist and asymmetric hemline. It too is going to be worn in multiple ways — with a black tank and sandals, as well as a white tee and sneakers. Not to mention with black booties come fall.
I’m not usually a fan of “matchy matchy,” but this crossbody bag was simply too cute to resist. Again, it can be carried as a top-handle bag for more fashion mileage. And it will definitely punch up lots of other summer outfits.
As for my slides, how fresh is this double-banded style? This sandal does a stellar job of highlighting of-the-moment see-through details with the modern ease of an angled block heel.
For accessories, I wanted to keep the vibe anything-but-expected, so I reached for a favorite bold black watch and mismatched earrings.
If you’re feeling a little “over” anything floral, I hope this look inspires you to try something unexpected. Let me know if you do!
Top: (Who What Wear x Target, exact style sold out) Same pattern, different style here. Love this off-the-shoulder version in red! And this short-sleeved collared shirt.
Skirt: (Who What Wear x Target, available in extended sizes!) And check out this gorgeous wrap dress in burgundy.
Bag: (Who What Wear x Target, sold out) Liking the flower power of this (also in black), this and this (both on super sale!).
Sandals: (Vince Camuto) So tempted to buy these too!
Watch: (Cluse @ a great price!) Really like this and this (wow), too.
Earrings: (I love the look of these but my ears had a really bad reaction to them, so I can’t recommend in good conscience!) BUT…would splurge on these and these.
Photos by MP Allegaert & Kristin Moore-Gantz.
4 thoughts on “Flower Empowered”
Flower powered post is awesome! Love all your alt reccos too!
Thanks, KMG! I’ve got to get better at posting faster so things don’t sell out!! As always, you rocked it!!!
Love it all!!!