I’m not sure if you know this or not, but I would have never considered myself ‘girly’ growing up. I was always in t-shirts and biker shorts (Not much has changed now…) and my mom had to force me into wearing dresses. I mean, the poor women had to force me to even wear shoes.
Funny story, when I was little, people always thought I was a boy. Yes, I had that no-no bowl cut and I guess I just looked like a little boy. I loved playing in the mud, walking around barefoot, and finding rocks and bugs. Gag alert: I used to put frogs in my pockets when I played outside and my mom would find them in the dryer after she washed my clothes. Poor froggies.
So (as you can imagine) the idea of all of these feminine and floral trends did not catch my interest at all. But that was until I discovered the right way to wear them.
Let me tell you now, almost every time I wear a dress, I have sneakers on with it. I’m not sure if it’s my little tomboy touch I like to put on it, but sneaks are always my go-to when it comes to styling dresses. This is the easiest + comfiest way to tone down the girly-vibe. You could rock any dress with a pair of sneaks, but my favorite is to do the opposite and wear a pair of floral sneakers with a simple dress.
The ones I have on are from H&M and they were a steal. You can shop them below with the others, but these were my favorite because of how subtle the floral designs were and how similar they felt to my Adidas Superstars. And you guys know that I wear those with EVERYTHING.
Also, when wearing florals I like to keep it simple and subtle. I very rarely will wear bright and loud florals. I don’t find anything wrong with it, at all! But, I wouldn’t wear it.
I like to keep it extremely simple. This dress I’m wearing is from Forever 21 and it is the most perfect amount of flower power. These eyelet style dresses are a Summer must-have and they are relatively easy to find. Retailers like Forever 21, Zara, H&M, and Revolve carry a number of these style dresses and they are a great way to wear your florals on the down low.
This one paired perfectly with the sneakers I had picked out and it actually turned out more feminine than I was going for. But I love it!
Hmm, don’t knock it till you try it right!?
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I hope you loved this look just as much as I did!
What’s your favorite way to wear florals!? Let me know in the comments below!
Talk to you soon! xx (P.S. How do we love my new signature!?)