There aren’t many prints that I feel are 100% wearable the entire year, especially in my tropical-like climate of New Orleans. We usually skip winter; it’s more like a less-hot summer during fall/winter. So, since I can’t actually use my long sleeve shirts and peacoats, I’m going to continue dressing in what most people would consider their spring/summer wardrobe, but floral is one of my favorite year round prints.
Floral prints are always so happy, fun and bright. Floral is also really diverse. Lately the most popular floral print is the green and white banana leaves seen from Dolce and Gabbana all the way down to my Victoria’s Secret underwear.
So this fall, step out your comfort zone and continue being fabulous in floral. It’s proven itself to be trendy all year long.
The best part about summer is ending is the SALES! I think I got this dress for under $10 during (one of many) Forever 21 sales. That’s what I’m talking about!!! Ballin’ on a budget.
I like to tie maxi dresses up in the front or side because they’re just too long on me. It gives them a bit of structure and shape, which helps on my short frame. Otherwise, I look shapeless and short. With this dress being on sale, I definitely don’t mind making it fit to my style (even if it means cutting a slit on the side!).
Since the dress is what attracts the eye, I paired it with a soft black velvet heel. The heel has a beautiful beaded bow on the front which corresponded with the whole “floral” theme. Jewelry, in my opinion, should be minimal as to not take away from the dress. I wore a gold choker that added a bit of flashiness without being overly distracting.
My favorite part is this dress is definitely universal all year long. You can pair it with a chic blazer if it’s chilly or to help make it more professional. If you want casual, do like I did and add a small knot at the bottom so you can show some leg a la Angelina Jolie.