Summer is here and this month, we at SPICE are out to celebrate it. And there’s no better way to celebrate this fun time of the year, than to wear one of the season’s hottest trends – floral print.
The bold, blossoming design has been around for as long as we can remember and does not seem like it will be disappearing from the fashion scene any time soon, so why not embrace your femininity this weekend and showcase some of your own flower power dressing?
Whether you want to rock daisies on your dress or tulips on your trousers, we guarantee there’s a style and pattern to suit your taste – just look to some of our favourite celebrities, who have been spotted working some pretty pieces, for inspiration;
MTV Base Africa’s VJ and actress, Stephanie Coker looked gorgeous and ready to rock her promo shoot for her fashion and lifestyle radio show “Baileys Boutique,” which she co-hosts with designer Veronica Ebie-Odeka. The witty star wore a black and white floral Spring/Summer’14 skirt by House of Nwocha and paired it with a white one shoulder top, a bold flower necklace and multicoloured pastel heels… Fashion at its finest, or what?
Over at the MTV MAMA’s, which took place in Durban last month, DJ Cuppy was pictured on the red carpet looking sweet and stylish, too. The fast-rising DJ and daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola donned a sleeveless, colourful, floral Mary Katrantzou skater dress that gave her an instantly chic appearance, and she accessorised the look with gold heels and a beautiful chunky necklace. We just love how she wore her infamous updo with the look, letting the beauty of her face glow together with the dress. #Gorgeous.
And lastly, singer Kelly Rowland stunned in a floral, flared midi dress at a Taco Bell Foundation for Teens event. The multi-platinum, Grammy award winner and former Destiny’s Child member looked sophisticated and snug as she paired the dress with a white angora cardigan, we can’t get enough of her low-heeled Valentino pumps, either. She definitely dressed well for the reserved occasion, which set out to help teens in America graduate and have a successful future.
So, are you feeling the bloom? Well, simply shop our top 5 picks of florals here, below;
1. Miu Miu’s Floral-Print Skinny Jeans, £245
Be comfortable and chic in these floral, pastel-hued skinny jeans by Miu Miu. Flattering on all figures, these pants are an easy option if you want to keep your look simple and stylish this weekend- simply pair them with a tee and flats for a laid back look or with heels for some instant glam. Grab them now whilst they’re half price.
2. Ghost’s “Sophia” Blouse, £45
Look pretty and fresh, this black and white floral blouse, with its viscose material, will allow you to move your arms freely, whilst the nipped in, elasticated waist will flaunt your feminine silhouette. This piece is great for a day out or an evening dinner as you can wear it with jeans and footwear of your choice.
3. Missi London’s Neon Floral Print Midi Dress, £28
Slip into this neon, floral print midi dress, which perfect for a Summer’s night out on the town. The sleeveless dress features a cross-back design and a boobtube-like front; a figure hugger that will have you looking sexy in no time. Be sure to keep hair, makeup, shoes and accessories simple if you decide to sport this bright dress, though, so you don’t look too overdone…
4. Topshop’s Structured Palm Playsuit, £42
Enjoy a day on the beach in this pale blue and white palm print playsuit with cross over shape. Teamed with sandals, sunglasses and a straw hat, you’re good to go wherever the sun does.
5. Lipsy’s VIP Floral Print Midi Skirt, £28
Rock this beautiful, vivid floral midi pencil skirt to a ceremonial day out or to an evening event this season. The graphic design will make you look trendy right away whilst the polyester fabric will enhance your hips. Wear it with a peplum top (see our picks, of those, here) for a flirty yet formal look.
Have a rosy weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #FloralPrint.
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