I gravitate towards anything floral printed any time of the year, so it was a no brainer that I wanted to share with you all how to wear floral prints in winter. While others are putting away their summer floral prints and bringing out the monotone colors or other prints, I am fully embracing different ways to tie in floral into my everyday wardrobe still. So if you are a part of the former group I mentioned, stop it right now! Take those florals back out and try to incorporate all of your floral prints in the colder months.
Go With Long Sleeves
With the colder months, staying warm is definitely a main priority, so opt for long sleeves! There are so many floral dresses and shirts out there that can give you the warmth but also the print you like. With long sleeves, you can even put a thermal shirt underneath to give you extra warmth! Layering is the key to these outfits – even when wearing short sleeved items, you can layer a cardigan/sweater over it to tone down the print or for warmth.
My favorite floral print with long sleeves:
Opt for Darker Florals
You don’t have to wear all of your brightly colored florals. Wear floral prints in winter that are darker and easy to pair with winter accessories such as over-the-knee boots! Everyone thinks of darker colors in the winter, so just balance it out with some muted floral prints. With this, you can stick to the winter philosophy of wearing black haha.
My favorite dark florals:
Wear Tights Under Floral Dresses
For those of you who are thinking about floral dresses and/or skirts that you wore throughout spring/summer, reimagine those same pieces with tights. Tights are the quintessential representation of colder months…especially when they are thermal ones hehe. Regardless of how brightly colored your skirt/dress is, the tights will help balance it out.
My favorite tights picks:
Pair with Darker Colors
If you are thinking in terms of cute floral tops and don’t know how you can wear those in the colder months, think dark colors! Pair a white floral with medium to dark wash jeans for a contrasted look. And lighter colors, in my opinion, look so much brighter in the winter months against the snow! Or tuck a cute floral printed top into a dark colored skirt…it will look so good!
Think Small & Pick the Right Accessories
Accessories can drastically change what you want to say with your outfit. And with floral prints in the colder months, you want to give off the impression that you know what you are doing with your prints. My favorite accessories are OTK boots, dark hats/beanies, and definitely closed-toe shoes…especially booties! Pair something floral with a monotone chunky scarf or a cute beanie and you got yourself an amazing look.
When you wear floral prints in winter doesn’t mean some dress or shirt. It can be in your actual accessories.Think scrunchies that are floral – my favorite scrunchie is actually navy with a floral pattern!
My favorite accessories:
Floral printed items have always existed in my closet – I think I am always drawn to them because of the vast majority of ways I can wear them. With the right accessories, any floral item can change from a “soft” look to a “hard” one. I hope these tips and tricks helped you out and also inspired you to wear floral prints in winter!
A million and one thanks for reading – until my next lil’ thought then!
I love wearing florals in winter! You styled this outfit so well xx
yesss it’s my favorite print all year round!
This is my kind of outfit, absolutely lovely!
heheh thanks so much babe!
I love your florals Jen! I agree, you have to mix it up with darker florals and add some tights! Super cute look! X
Angela | http://www.lenorth.com
thank you so much angela!! I am in love with florals haha
I love winter florals, and this dress is so cute!
same girl!! thank you so much!
What a gorgeous outfit Jen!
thank you so much!
cute outfit! loving the boots and dress!
Life is a Shoe
thank you so much celyn!
Yessss to wearing florals all year round. Love this prints so much!
yess yes yes!! i love forals too much hahah
Love winter florals! This is such a pretty print.
Anika | anikamay.co.uk
I am obsessed with wearing florals all year round!
You killed it with the florals! love this look 🙂
heheh thanks sooo much allie!
thank you so much!
you look amazing
Such a lovely outfit!
Such a lovely dress!Wonderful pictures:-)
thanks so much olga!
Such a beautiful floral dress! I love pairing them with tights and over the knee boots as well. Thanks for sharing. XO, Ellese
thank you so much for your kind comment Ellese!!
Absolutely fall in love with your look!
thanks a million Anastasia!
Oh I think you nailed it! I love the dark dress with the boots!
Raindrops of Sapphire
thank you! i am loving OTK boots still!
OMG girl this is goooorgeous! LOVE how you have styled this for the colder months
ahhh thanks sooo much ellie!!
This is such a cute look! I love over the knee boots but haven’t worn them with a floral dress yet!
thank you so much maria!
You look amazing doll. Great styling as always!
Have a great day!
Much love, Len
thank you Len!!
Besides wearing darker florals, I think that going for cooler florals is a good strategy as well! My roomie has a beautiful short-sleeved high-low floral dress in dark blue, which was part of a spring collection. However, when looking through her closet together to dress her for a holiday event, we decided that that floral dress was the most appropriate because it was the most dressy. She was worried about the floral print, but I convinced her that the colour actually made the dress look very wintry! When she last wore the dress, she had worn it in the summer with espadrilles, but for the holidays, we found her strappy nude heels 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
ooo that sounds sooo goodd!! I didn’t think of that – i guess i have A LOT more dark florals but i definitely need to try out light florals as well! thanks so much for reading and the amazing suggestion!
Great post! These photos are gorgeous, and i love the little tidbit facts you threw in there. It makes this article so much more interesting.
Thank you so much sonny!