Any fashion fan will know that florals are big business this season, but clothes festooned with giant multi-coloured blooms aren’t for everyone.

If you prefer something a little chicer but still want to dazzle in print, there is a way forward. Swap multi-coloured flower patterns for something less eye-popping, with blue and black versions a fashion favourite.

Jason Wu championed the look on his New York Fashion Week runway, with models wearing cigarette pants cut from a black floral design. The same fabric was used for hot pants and a pretty summer knit. Paired with a white shirt and delicate mac it was a lesson in how to do patterns without taking the look too far.

Alexander Wang took things up a notch, showing delicate florals in blue and black. One dress featured blue shades at the top, which gradually morphed into darker tones in the skirt.

Erdem also opted for this take on the trend and it is really one worth considering as we get into the new season.

Patterned trousers are one of this year’s biggest looks, but can seem scary for people used to wrapping their legs in dark denim or thick tights. Donning a pair of trousers in a black or navy floral is a good compromise, you’ll be bang on trend but won’t stand out too much. If you want to add a pop of colour you can go all out with a neon top, or keep things more muted with the inclusion of a bright heel or slash of pink lipstick.