We’ll al­ways have flower power

Life & Style Weekend - - CLOSET -

FLO­RAL will al­ways be a clas­sic pat­tern in the world of fash­ion. It’s one of those prints that

will not tire re­gard­less of year or sea­son or weather. Here is a guide to help you style flo­rals for the au­tumn. ◗ PICK YOUR PRINT: Of­fer­ings from the lat­est Cruise 2018 col­lec­tions at Dior and Chanel have

taught us to ex­per­i­ment in dif­fer­ent types of flo­ral de­signs. Any­where from big and bold to small and

del­i­cate, each kind will carry per­son­al­ity and char­ac­ter. Af­ter sim­ple yet so­phis­ti­cated? Try look­ing for a print that fea­tures minia­ture flow­ers. If you’re one for state­ment pat­terns, a print fea­tur­ing

larger flow­ers can be play­ful in bold colours and tex­tures.

◗ USE A CON­TIN­U­OUS COLOUR PAL­ETTE: To cre­ate a co­he­sive look, choose dif­fer­ent flo­ral pat­terns in co-or­di­nat­ing colours. This will help put to­gether sev­eral out­fits us­ing dif­fer­ent de­signs. It is on trend to layer flo­rals. Just keep the colours in the same

fam­ily – try navy or oxblood for au­tumn. ◗ ACCESSORIS­E: It’s key to have sev­eral

flower-pat­terned ac­ces­sories in your wardrobe, as they act as easy state­ments that can be thrown at the plainest of out­fits to in­stantly brighten and add di­men­sion. If you’re not one to fully com­mit with a

bold printed dress, then in­tro­duce flo­rals with a bag, pair of ear­rings or hat.

◗ USE MENSWEAR TAI­LOR­ING: Styling flo­ral cloth­ing with menswear tai­lor­ing in mind is a stylish way to bal­ance out the look. Think blaz­ers, but­ton-up shirts and fit­ted trousers.

PHOTO: IAN LANGSDON/EPA

US singer Lady Gaga shows some flo­ral high­lights dur­ing the 2016 Vic­to­ria's Se­cret Fash­ion Show in Paris last Novem­ber.

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