Have you experimented with florals yet? This humble print has been making a distinct impression in menswear lately. Whether you’ve got a late summer holiday or festival coming up or like us are still hoping an Indian summer will magically appear, now is a great time to pick a piece in the sale and try out a new look for less.
The Hawaiian style shirt is a classic, think Leo in Romeo and Juliet. The key to pulling this look off is part confidence and part choosing the right pieces to go with. Luckily you can’t go far wrong matching a printed shirt with a classic chino short. You can break up the print by wearing it open over a plain vest or tee. White goes with everything, but if you’re feeling playful pick out a subtle colour from the print to match your tee for a complimentary combo.
If you’re not ready to go full throttle on the prints, pick a smaller ditsy style floral. It’s not immediately identifiable as a floral from far away and is a good way to dip your toe into the trend.
The other easy way to buy into this trend is with your swimmers. By the pool whether at home or abroad this is an area you can be a little more playful in, and not have to worry about the rest of your outfit either.
Florals can work all year round despite their association with the spring summer season. For the cooler months look for prints with a darker base. Wear under a blazer to lessen the impact and make them more of an accent. Pair with autumnal tones like these oxblood chinos or even try a navy chino to play with the monotone trend, the matching colours will pull the look together, whilst the print keeps it interesting.