Floral prints are a perpetual favourite with most OLs (office ladies) we know, especially in sunny Singapore; it’s an easy way to brighten up your workwear after all. With oversized florals all the rage for Spring Summer 2015, you don’t have to limit yourself to a staple floral dress either. Here are six ways to wear these big blooms to the office.
SHIRT + FLORAL SKIRT + LOAFERS
The crisp shirt and loafers give your look a collegiate touch while still being office-appropriate.
1. Cotton tunic shirt, $49.90 from Uniqlo. 2. Leather loafers, $99.90 from H&M. 3. Cotton twill skirt, $180 from Kate Spade Saturday. 4. Finders Keepers polyester blend skirt, $169 from Cool-find.
WHITE DRESS + FLORAL SHOES
Wear a simple white dress to go with the floral shoes and statement bag; opt for a slip-on loafer if covered shoes are more appropriate for your office.
1. Studded leather bag, $1,834 from REDValentino. 2. Drop peplum linen dress, $300 from Arc. 3. Platform sandal heel, $169 from Aldo. 4. Leather trimmed canvas skater shoe, $190 from Pedder Red.
CROP TOP + MIDI FLORAL SKIRT
Another easy way to wear big florals is to pick a crop top to go with your structured pencil or circle skirt.
1. Inner Circle polyblend crop top, $29.90 from Zalora. 2. from Charles and Keith. 3. Chunky heel, $126 from Topshop. 4. Raoul wool-silk blend skirt, $229.37 from SheShops. 5. Polyester midi skirt, $129 from Topshop.
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FLORAL DRESS + STRAPPY SANDALS
Go for an abstract print, like this style from Marimekko for an easy way to wear oversized florals. To keep this look fresh and more youthful, match with on-trend shoe styles like the flatform sandal or a sporty shoe.
1. Charlotte Olympia perspex clutch with crystal, $1,440 from On Pedder. 2. Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, $45. 3. Chanel Spring 2015 Reverie Parisienne, Creation Exclusive Jardin de Chanel, $75. 4. Chanel La Perle de Chanel, Harmonie Levres Arabesque, $86. 5. Polyester and leather flatform sandal, $305 from Bimba y Lola. 6. Cotton dress, $379 from Marimekko. 7. Sunglasses, $35 from Aldo. 8. Lunasol Spring 2015 Stain Colour Lipstick, $46. 9. Chunky heel, $126 from Topshop. 10. Tarte tartlette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette, $69. 11. The Body Shop Forbidden Flower Body Butter, $32.90.
PRINT-ON-PRINT TOP + CULOTTES
Go the matchy separates look to create a faux jumpsuit, or try pairing a more subdued, contrasting print for your top with these floral culottes. If you’re worried that your outfit seems too much like loungewear, pair these loose pants with a boxy top for a more structured look.
1. Munchu’s polyester-cotton blend top, $288 from Zalora. 2. Canvas flatform trainers, $53.37 from ASOS. 3. Lock Me cowhide leather bag, $4,000 from Louis Vuitton. 4. Suecomma Bonnie goat and kid leather with rubber platform heel, $539 from Cool-Find. 5. Cameo polyester blend top, $189 from Cool-Find. 6. Cameo polyester blend culottes, $229 from Cool-Find. 7. Multitude NY brass chain bracelet with acrylic crystals, $189 from Cool-Find.
BONUS WEEKEND LOOK: FLORAL DRESS + SPORTY SHOE
For a more sporty take on this look, why not give your well-worn ballet flats a rest and switch to these snazzy sneakers for the weekend.
1. See by Chloe cotton dress, $499 from Tangs Orchard. 2. Calf leather backpack, $699 from Michael Kors. 3. Canvas sneakers, $119.90 from Superga. 4. Suecomma Bonnie cotton canvas sneakers, $299 from Cool-find.
WHERE TO BUY
Aldo store locations can be found here.
Bimba y Lola store locations can be found here.
Cool-Find The Online Store, http://stm.cool-find.com.
H&M store locations can be found here.
Kate Spade Saturday, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, #B1-27/28/29, ION Orchard, #B1-27 and Westgate, #01-27/28.
Louis Vuitton store locations can be found here.
Marimekko, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, #02-17/18; store opening by end March 2015.
On Pedder is located at Scotts Square, #02-10-13 and Ngee Ann City, #01-12.
Red Valentino is located at ION Orchard, #03-11 and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-79.
Pedder Red, Ngee Ann City, #03-04.
SheShops The Online Store, http://shop.sheshops.com.
Superga, Wheelock Place, #B2-04 and http://www.superga.com.sg.
Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road.
Topshop store locations can be found here.