The beauty of a floral dress is that there’s basically no wrong way to wear one. (The problem has always been finding a print that you like and one that won’t date itself in a few seasons.) To those who puzzle over what to wear on the weekends in warm weather, one of my first recommendations is always: start with floral dresses.
To add some edge, wear it with ankle booties and a light moto jacket. To channel your inner (pre-Reputation) Taylor Swift, wear your floral dress with classic Mary Janes, a matching bag, and retro hair accessories. When the temperature dips, throw on a blousy sweater. Dress it up with heels, or dress it down with slip on skate sneakers. If I were less of a masochist, I would probably just fill my closet with floral dresses and never think about clothes again.
If you are in the market for a new floral dress, here are a few that I have my eyes on:
Also, a friend wrote to tell me that the super classic Balmain Double-Breasted Crepe Blazer is now 40% off (only small sizes remain). A more affordable alternative is the Lioness Palermo Blazer (which is a great Balmain dupe; see on me here) that I own, which is finally back in stock in size XS.