Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Floral on Darker Ground

It's no secret that florals are timeless and can be transitioned from summer to winter! However I find the ambience of the floral print shifts from bright and tropical, to dark, moody and romantic when the weather cools down. So naturally one of the top trends for fall takes on the ubiquitous floral print, but on a darker ground. 

I sifted through my blog to find some pictures on how I've worn florals on a darker base in different ways! I've always been a huge fan of florals so it wasn't hard to round up various outfits featuring this trend!

Monochrome florals are a wonderful way to try florals if they're not usually your thing! Black and white blooms are also highly versatile as they don't scream one season over another- you can take them anywhere throughout the year.

Light florals over a dark base can also be perfect for a boho or festival-inspired look, to add a bit of an edginess! In the third look I paired a two-piece floral set with a long crochet cardigan to balance out all the skin-baring.

There's also no reason why this trend can't be embraced during warmer weather! If the florals are on a darker base, it would make sense to complement that piece with a light piece (like something white) to keep it summery and light. In the first outfit I wore semi-sheer mesh jumper over a floral romper, with a fun fresh mint satchel bag.

Also one of my favourite ways of putting together an outfit with florals, is adding pieces that pick up all the colour tones in that floral piece. For example in the second outfit I picked up the different shades of blue in this lovely watercolour floral cami, with a statement necklace and royal blue clutch bag.

I find that there are two key looks that can be created through a floral print on a darker background; dark and bohemian suitable for the cooler seasons, or light and romantic which works whilst its still warm or for spring.

The first look is more moody, and the red, orange and taupe shades of the outfit reflect the tones of autumn. I always love the look of a floaty, floral dress paired together with a tough biker jacket- a contrast that works so well every time! Free People dresses hit the nail on the head every time with their dreamy boho prints and loose fit!

Lace up boots are also highly essential, for a shoe option that's equal parts practical and trendy. Suede is still really big at the moment so embrace the 70's throwback while you still can!

The second look features a dress by Yumi Kim with white/purple florals, which creates a much more vibrant and dynamic impact contrasted against the dark background of the dress! I can see this dress fitting perfectly in some kind of spring soiree, with some beautiful neutral accessories and a glass of champagne :)

Watches have really taken off in the past few years or so, as the ultimate accessory you need to complete an outfit (without even needing to use it to tell the time!) This one from Marc Jacobs caught my eye immediately- the rose gold finish and striking face convinces me you can pretty much pair it with any outfit in your closet! See more beautiful watches from Shopbop here.

You can see some more beautiful dresses featuring florals on a darker background here! You can create so many different vibes with this trend, from edgy to boho to romantic or fun.


  1. Great tips for wearing florals! You wear them so well :) I definitely think it's a print you can wear year-round.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I love dark florals for autumn. That maxi dress with the purple flowers is so freaking gorgeous! Need it

    Enclothed Cognition

  3. Wearing floral is one of my favorite outfit to go and dark floral-pattern-dress will be amazing!!

  4. Dark florals are one of my favourite trends. I really love the dark and bohemian look you put together!

    Belle in Black and White

  5. I love florals! All of your outfits are so cute! :) xx

  6. Loving this trend.


  7. Awesome as always, Izzy <3 Florals dominate my closet! Maybe because I experience one season - summer. LOL. Loving how you perfectly describe each tones. xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugary Fancies, Life and Style Blog| Instagram | Bloglovin' | Sugary Fancies, Facebook

  8. I adore winter florals! That floral maxi is sooo cute.

    T x

  9. Nice display of floral prints. I'm more drawn into Light and Romantic look, that blush leather jacket is so beautiful.

  10. I love dark florals! I am wearing them in real life today. You look gorgeous.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Yessss, lady! I'm doing a darker floral on my blog today- so, so perfect for fall.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. I loooove florals and I love how versatile they can be! They look amazing all year round & I love how you have incorporated them in your outfits! Beautiful!

  13. I like your tip about pairing a darker background with a lighter-colored layer. I'll have to try it out. :]

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  14. I totally agree with you Izzy. Floral is a print that I like so much. I adore you and your sense of fashion and style. Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
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  15. I love darker florals so much more. I think a lot of people don’t realise they can be lightened up too. Love all of your outfits, you can tell you really like the darker florals too & I think you suit it so well, especially when you wear it with a darker lipstick, it gives you a really vampy vibe.


  16. AHHHH loveeee today's post!! This is awesome! Florals are all over my wardrobe, so this post definitely helps me transition them for the fall!!

    xx Olivia

  17. These are all beautiful inspirations, I also find that a floral item can be a good transitioning piece if done right.


  18. Love a great dark floral for fall. Club Monaco always has the best choices!

    the way to my Hart

  19. Such lovely patterns! You have great pics! I love dark florals. Every year, around this time, I look for an excuse to get a floral piece to add to my wardrobe!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    Deepti xx


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