Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How We Styled It - Floral on Floral print

Thank you for the overwhelming response on this feature and it's very first edition. The best part is getting to work with some brilliantly talented bloggers, and their innovative and out-of-the-box ideas for styling. The encouraging comments from all you readers out there, fellow bloggers and stylists will absolutely egg us on to do better with each post.

Well, when Seepz and I started talking about the feature for this month, the floral print was definitely on our minds. This fresh and vibrant print speaks volumes about the weather, our state of mind and in general the cheerful ambiance around us. But just to amp up the style factor and also to rack our brains, we decided to mix prints and do a floral-on-floral edition to welcome the beautiful season of spring!


Thank you Seepz for the partnership on this month's Style edition, you have done a fab job pairing the elegant flowery prints. I love the pops of color from the bag and belt and the metallic shoes tie the complete outfit together. This chic outfit is definitely a smart and stylish way to dress up for a spring day out!

Over to you gal...


I have always been obsessed with floral prints and there is no better way to welcome Spring than breaking out the florals in your closet. So when my blogger friend Ashy came up with the idea of mixing prints for a blogger collaboration series over at her blog , I couldn't have been happier!

Floral Tunic - Kohl's, Floral Skirt - Boohoo, Ankle Strap Sandals - Steven Madden, Bag - Thrifted, 
Jewelry - Aisha

I have always shied away from wearing a full-on floral outfit which is why I thought this was the right time to break the rules. I picked up a skirt in a subtle floral print and teamed it up with a top in a busy floral print. To break the two prints, I added a belt in a solid color and finished the outfit with metallic heels and a mini bag. Neutral accessories give an effortless touch to a floral on floral look. Thank you Ashy for letting me be a part of this feature on your blog.


One of the best items in my closet is this floral print skirt that I snagged for an awesome deal at Target. Thanks to the vibrant print in an array of colors, it is super easy to style and dress up an ensemble. I have paired it with a bright hue top and of course a basic black (which brings out the beautiful colors in the skirt), but this time I was going for more of a fun and an over-the-top but chic look.

The cheerful hue of the top with subtle flower patterns on the top complement the big and bold print on the skirt. Black pumps and black purse go perfectly with the outfit, without competing with the riot of colors in the outfit. And the same is true for the metallic jewelry. With the cool crisp spring air, I decided to pull out my black tights for one last time.

Old Navy top | Target skirt | Swarovski necklace (gift) | Express black pumps | Aldo purse

So there you go, two ways to style floral-on-floral prints - pairing floral prints with the same base color (black) or mixing the prints on contrasting base colors, but keeping one of the floral prints less overpowering than the other. The basic rule is to keep the prints not competing with each other, either keep them the same size or they large and small, to avoid looking like a cherry blossom tree :)

Well, this was indeed a fun challenge, not only 'cause it was mixing prints, but also to infuse a different way of thinking while styling day to day outfits. Style challenges is what I wanted this feature to tackle on, and I think we did a pretty good job in this one. Hope we have inspired you to try the floral on floral trend this beautiful spring season!

And as always, if you would like to collab with me on this style feature, I would be delighted to get together with you. Do drop a line at: zingofmylife@gmail.com



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10 comments:

saumya shiohare said...

That's some fun look on you both. Love how you guys have paired floral in different sizes together.
Awesome work and congratulations on your second of the series.

Saumya
www.myriadmusings.net

Rupa said...

Sounds like a brilliant idea. Bot of you look really nice.

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Aditi So-Saree said...

Awesome post Ashy..i love both u girls.
N m still wondering if u r going to do a post on the oscar viewing party u hosted.

Aditi
So-Saree
www.sosaree.blogspot.in
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Ritika Mahendru said...

Nicely done! Love the way how you styled your version.. Yellow on black (keeping the flower print constant)!

Asta said...

You look so fresh Ashwini.

Both looks are fun and very spring. Love it!

Asta
Cactus and Cucumber

Urban Mantra said...

Florals on florals - who knew you girls could make it look so good!! Love it!

Richa
www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

Urban Mantra said...

Florals on florals - who knew you girls could make it look so good!! Love it!

Richa
www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

Urban Mantra said...

Florals on florals - who knew you girls could make it look so good!! Love it!

Richa
www.urbanmantra.blogspot.com

TaNuja said...

You both look absolutely pretty :-)
Loved you skirt


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rachna sharma said...

ur outfit looks gorgeous...i want that yellow top...will check in oldnavy..

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