I’ve been up to all kinds of flower-related activities lately, from visiting Mayfair Flower Show at Sketch…
(This is a pic of the amazing ceiling in one of the rooms, with beautiful flowers hanging from it)
To a flower-arranging masterclass with Bloomon…
They’re a brilliant new floristry company, which began in Denmark, and which delivers enormous brightly coloured bouquets to your home on a subscription basis. Check them out here.
So, naturally, this has inspired me to include some new florals in my wardrobe. It’s obviously not a new concept – florals happen in fashion pretty much every single summer – but there’s a reason for that: they’re just lovely. Who doesn’t love flowers? So why not add a little floristry to your wardrobe with my top five high street pieces…
1. Oasis top
I’m fairly mad about the entire new Chelsea Physic Garden collection from Oasis, and this pretty top, £40, is just one of the many standout pieces. The dresses are also top of the list for anyone attending a wedding this summer.
2. Liberty x Havaianas espadrilles
We all know that Liberty is the place to go for ditzy-floral-print fabrics, and it’s also pretty hot on its collaborations. These espadrilles, £45, are possibly the best shoes of the summer.
3. Zara kimono jacket
I’m making a stand and moving away from the bomber. If you want to be original this summer, this kimono jacket, £29.99, is the perfect choice.
4. Accessorize clutch
Accessorize won’t be beaten on clutch bags, particularly embellished numbers perfect for nights out, summer events like the races or polo, and weddings. This bedazzled clutch, £49, is a girl’s dream.
5. French Connection embroidered jeans
Anyone who remembers B*Witched (the girl group, not the TV show) may recoil in horror at the thought of bringing back embroidered denim, but I’m afraid it’s happened, so it’s time to jump aboard the trend Rollercoaster (see what I did there, B*Witched fans? Am I making myself sound old?). That’s right, the late 90s is back, and jeans emblazoned with pretty floral motifs are flying off the shelves. There are limited pairs of these French Connection jeans, £90, still available, but when I say limited I mean limited, so keep your eyes peeled for more styles. I’ve seen some in Zara, too. Happy hunting!
Goodness, all these florals have made me feel like summer might actually be upon us now. Come on, weather gods, make it happen!