Floral prints are a classic pattern in the history and world of fashion. It's one of those prints that will never get old, regardless of the year or season. With this guide, you can learn how to style floral prints in a way that works for you.
Choose a Print - With so many types of floral prints to choose from, it’s important to choose a pattern that works with your personal taste and style. Flower designs can range from dainty and delicate to big and bold, each kind carrying its own personality and character.
If you prefer styles that are simple and sophisticated, try looking for a print that features small, miniature flowers. A finer print is not only appropriate for the office and work place, but is a great way to bring in a feminine to
much. If you're the type to rock statement patterns, a print featuring larger flowers will work best for you. Look for bright colours, vibrant designs and eye-catching details.
Use the Same Colour Palette - Once you chosen a floral print, wear clothing in coordinating colors to create a cohesive look. This method is also a good way to put together multiple outfits using the same item. Pay attention to pattern's colours, choose one or two, then work around your choices. From the small details to the most prominent shade, any colour in the print is fair game. Because floral prints typically come in multiple colors, you’ll have multiple styling possibilities.
Use Accessories - Wearing accessories is one the most tried and true ways of wearing any kind of pattern, and the same can certainly be said for floral prints. Even just one accessory is enough to brighten up an otherwise plain outfit. Larger items such as tote bags, hats and scarves can add some major colour to a look, while jewellery and belts can bring in a light dose of floral fun. It’s a good idea to have several flower patterned accessories in your wardrobe, because you’ll never know when your outfit will need a little extra something. Even if you don’t plan ahead, a floral accessory is an easy way to add instant style.
With Neutral Colours - As with any other print, it is practically impossible for a floral print to not look good with a solid neutral shade. These colors include black, white, gray, taupe, ivory and beige. Using neutrals is another styling option to use when you aren’t wearing colors found in the actual print. It's also a good "safety" styling method when you aren't quite sure what to wear, but would like to add florals to your ensemble.With Menswear Inspired Clothing - Styling floral pieces with menswear inspired clothing is a fool proof way of looking chic yet fun. Think blazers, straight leg pants and crisp button ups. This will prevent your outfit from looking too juvenile, and instead create a classy, mature look. You can use this method for office looks, taking care to balance the ratio of neutrals and brights.
Realize that New Year's day is just another day and that making resolutions on this day is no different from making a resolution on any other day.
While it's a convenient time because it's a new year and therefore feels like a new beginning, placing too much emphasis on it being a brand new start of the day your whole life is going to change is unrealistic. Think of the occasion more as a catalyst for change and a jumping-off point.
Write down your resolutions.
Once you have decided on your achievable resolutions, write them down. You could even make a contract with yourself stating what you will set out to do and sign it to make it official. Writing down the resolutions creates a greater connection between your thinking self and your doing self and makes the resolution appear more real than if you simply think it in your head.
- Consider joining an online support group for specific resolutions such as losing weight, giving up chocolate, or training for the next marathon. Having people you can talk to at any time of day or night can be an enormous source of instant support, especially if the people are going through the same experiences and concerns as you. In turn, be sure to help boost other people's resolutions!
Celebrate. Remember to celebrate your successes, but make sure the way you celebrate doesn't go against your resolution. If you cut down on drinking alcohol, clearly it's best not to reward yourself with a glass of wine. Instead, treat yourself to those shoes you've had your eye on, or tickets to a play you've been dying to see. You deserve it!
- Keep going. Why stop now when you've done this well? Extend the timeline of your resolution and work it into your everyday routine. By next year, you'll be more than ready to face your next challenge.
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