floral outfits for spring and summer 2024

Floral outfits can sometimes look old-fashioned, but definitely not this season. Today’s florals are big, bold, and modern. Let’s take a look at how to wear them.

How to wear floral outfits

Floral prints are very much on-trend this season. They were all over the designer runways for 2024. Below you’ll find all the tips and inspiration you need to put together your own floral looks.

keep it bold

The first tip when wearing floral outfits this season is to opt for big prints rather than smaller flowers.

choose one standout piece

Opt for one floral piece, such as your shirt, pants, coat, or bag, and make that the star of your outfit.

Floral outfits - Abi wears a floral blouse and jeans | 40plusstyle.comFloral outfits - Abi wears a floral blouse and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Abi @stealmystyle40 above shows how you can update your jeans with a floral blouse.

Recreate her outfit with this similar shirt, jeans, booties, handbag and belt.

wear with jeans

This is a super easy and stylish way to incorporate floral prints into your existing looks. Simply team a floral blouse with your favorite pair of jeans to create chic floral outfits.

floral pants are perfect for vacations

While wearing florals on your top often seems easier, choosing a floral pair of pants and teaming them with a plain top is a fantastic look for vacations and during the warmer months.

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Dawn Lucy @fashionshouldbefun above (read her style interview here) shows how you can go top-to-toe with your florals by choosing a maxi dress.

Check out this similar maxi dress (another option here), sandals, handbag, necklace, earrings, sunhat and sunglasses.

florals on the runway

Designers chose so many floral looks for 2024, but they all had one thing in common. Their prints were arty and big, and they stood out from the crowd. We love the arty vibe of Loewe’s look (center), which is graphic and abstract, and you really have to look hard to see that it is flowers. We also loved the bold red flowers at Balmain and the sculptural way Jason Wu used flowers.

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Rita @ritapalazzi above (read her style interview here) shows a fantastic look with a floral coat. This is a great way to add drama to even the simplest of outfits.

Steal her look with this similar top, coat (another option here), pants, pumps (another option here), bag and earrings.

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Now, let’s take a look at all the beautiful floral prints we’ve spotted in stores and move on to what to wear them with. Starting with tops, you can choose your favorite top style in a floral print, whether you love the casual nature of t-shirts or a blouse you can wear for weekend days, dinner, or work.

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L’AGENCE Ressi Rococo Floral Crewneck TopKarmamia Joseph Floral Satin Shirtrag & bone Aubrey Floral Button-Front ShirtTanya Taylor Georgia Floral One-Shoulder Top

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L’AGENCE Ressi Rococo Floral Crewneck TopKate Kasin Pleated Swing SkirtSam Edelman Faye Pumpskate spade new york Bloom Stud EarringsIppolita Classico Drop Earrings

jackets and coats

A fantastic way to embrace the floral trend and make a major impact with your outfit is to opt for a floral coat or jacket and keep the rest of your outfit simple.

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Alice + Olivia Denny Floral Tailored Single-Breasted Jacketkate spade new york Sunshine Floral Wool-Blend Crop CardiganYILANUOYI Embroidered Studded Faux Leather JacketCinq à Sept Astrid Floral Embroidered Trench Coat

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Jess @elegantlydressedandstylish above (read her style interview here) chooses a floral blazer with her denim skirt.

Get her look with this similar blazer (another option here), skirt, sandals, handbag and earrings.

jeans and pants

Either opt for a floral top and plain pants or switch things up and do it the other way around. Floral jeans look stylish with a white shirt, or wear print pants with a vest top or t-shirt for your vacation. You can switch up your shoes and jewelry to go from day to night.

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MOTHER The Hustler Ankle Flare Leg JeansCHARTOU Floral Embroidered Flare JeansCarolina K Zai Floral Cotton PantsFarm Rio Classic Garden Mirror-Embellished Wide-Leg Pants

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FRAME Savannah Silk TankFarm Rio Classic Garden Mirror-Embellished Wide-Leg PantsNaturalizer Stella Wedge SandalsCole Haan Go Anywhere ToteTory Burch Kira Flower Pendant Necklace

dresses and skirts

The different prints you choose for your skirts and dresses can alter the feel of your outfit. For example, a big print looks hip and modern, while a smaller swirling print can create a whimsical, romantic feel. Floral dresses are perfect for any upcoming events or summer vacations. Team them with heels and a clutch bag for more formal occasions or flat sandals or sneakers for casual days.

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Karmamia Nakita Floral Satin DressTed Baker Timava Floral Cowl Neck Midi DressSplendid Loretta Floral Midi DressFavorite Daughter Favorite Floral Midi Skirt

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Alison @wardrobe_oxygen above (read her style interview here) opts for a beautiful floral mix of red and pink, and matches her shoes to the print.

Recreate her outfit with this similar dress (other options here and here), pumps and earrings.

floral shoes

Florals are featured on all shoe styles this season, whether you love flats or heels. You can choose a floral print or opt for a shoe with floral detailing.

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Cole Haan Josie Block Heel SandalsNaturalizer Stella Wedge SandalsLinea Paolo Narcisus Floral FlatsSam Edelman Faye Pumps

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BLANKNYC Suede Moto JacketSplendid Loretta Floral Midi DressLinea Paolo Narcisus Floral FlatsTHINK ROYLN Bum Bag Crossbody BagIppolita Classico Drop Earrings

floral accessories

One of the easiest ways to add a floral print into your closet is to do it with your accessories. Simply add a floral bag, scarf or piece of jewelry to your existing outfit for an instant update.

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kate spade new york Bleecker Dotty Floral ToteCOACH Tabby Shoulder Bagkate spade new york Flora Leather Crossbody BagTory Burch Kira Flower Pendant Necklacekate spade new york Bloom Stud EarringsAlexander McQueen Dutch Floral Print Silk Square Scarf

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Greetje @no_fear_of_fashion above (read her style interview here) adds a floral scarf to her all-white outfit, and matches her bag to the orange flowers.

Check out this similar top (another option here), pants, booties, tote, earrings and scarf.

Brands to look out for your florals

If we’ve inspired you to add some florals into your closet, then these are great brands to take a look at.

What to wear with your florals

It’s unlikely you’ll want to wear florals from head to toe. Otherwise, you risk an overly ‘busy’ outfit. Instead, you can start with the ‘basics’ in your capsule wardrobe (you’ll find out how to put together a capsule wardrobe in this article) and then add in your favorite floral prints.

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FRAME Savannah Silk TankBLANKNYC Suede Moto JacketFRAME Le Crop Mini Boot Raw Stagger PantsFavorite Daughter Jordie High-Rise Wide-Leg JeansKate Kasin Pleated Swing SkirtCole Haan Essential PouchTHINK ROYLN Bum Bag Crossbody BagCole Haan Go Anywhere ToteVince Camuto Carliss Ankle Strap SandalsDune London Loupe SandalsIppolita Classico Drop Earrings

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Karmamia Joseph Floral Satin ShirtFavorite Daughter Jordie High-Rise Wide-Leg JeansDune London Loupe SandalsCole Haan Essential Pouchkate spade new york Bloom Stud Earrings

Your floral capsule wardrobe together in one place

Below, you can see many of the floral outfits, clothes and accessories from above together in one capsule wardrobe. You can easily switch things around the create lots of different looks. For example, the green floral t-shirt would look lovely with the white or black jeans, you could wear the floral cardigan over the white dress, or the white moto jacket with any of the floral pants.

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A few more questions you may have

We’ve answered a few common questions below.

What goes well with floral print?

Opting for neutral shades is a great way to let your floral patterns stand out. Wear with neutrals like white or black, team with your blue denim. Or, think about plain shades that match the floral print in your outfit.

Are floral prints still in style?

Very much so. Flowers never go out of style, but they’re particularly on-trend this season (2024). So, if you don’t have any in your closet yet, it’s a great time to add some.

Continue reading:

  1. Stylish Graphic Print Outfits To Create A Hip, Modern Look
  2. A Capsule Wardrobe And Style Guide For The ROMANTIC Style Personality
  3. 2024 Fashion Trends: All The Best Outfits To Wear This Spring And Summer

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