Florals, for spring? Absolutely! Here’s how to style and where to buy the powerful print

Miranda Priestly may have shot down the idea of florals for spring, and while we agree they may not be groundbreaking, floral fashion is a definite style staple once we start to shed our duvet coats, hats and scarves. We’ve been wrapping up for months now, and it’s time to start thinking about what to wear for next season and beyond.

Of course, the floral pattern isn’t reserved solely for spring. With everything from dresses and skirts to tops and trousers all getting a dose of the flower power print, there’re hundreds of ways to extend these pieces for year-round wear, just as some of these uber-stylish influencers have done below. And, whether you’re into a dainty ditsy design, a ‘70s retro look or a vibrant impressionist design, you’re about to see a whole lot more of it from some of your favourite high-street stores.

When looking to get your florals out while there’s still frost on the ground, Kat Farmer (above) has the right idea. Whether opting for a dress or a skirt, one of the easiest ways to prep the look for the colder months is through simply layering. Think tights, a long-sleeved top, boots and a leather jacket, or a warmer woollen coat, and you’ll definitely be cosy.

Wanting to jump aboard the floral trend but not a fan of dresses? A roll-neck may be just the answer. Depending on the colour palette you go for, pair with simple black trousers like Lucy (above), or try white or beige for the pinkier hues. The leather belt adds a touch of edge to the otherwise feminine look, and you can always dress down with trainers or go more office-friendly with a classic court shoe.

If you’re after a standout dress to be the star of the show, then this makes for one of the easiest outfits of all time. A great floral print dress needs very little added to become a serious look, and once the weather is warmer and there’s no need for a coat, you can be out the door within minutes when one of these is in your wardrobe. Pair simply with boots for a more elevated feel, brogues for an easy office outfit, or trainers for a laidback look, you’ll be reaching for this time and time again.

11 floral fashion buys to snap up now

Black floral button front sleeveless crop jumpsuit, £20.24 (Was £26.99), New Look

Dylan mixed floral print skirt, £115, Kitri

Fashion Union high neck cropped jumper with floral embroidery, £38, Asos

Floral print organza tie back pink blouse, £49.50, Oliver Bonas

Floral sweetheart neckline midaxi tea dress, £49, Nobody’s Child, M&S

Long chiffon dress, £29.99, H&M

Millie dress, £169, Ghost

Multi retro floral tie neck blouse, £23 (was £45), Oasis

Selma mint peony flora, £315, Rixo

Wide leg printed trousers, £49.99, Mango

Woven midi tea dress, £47.20 (was £59), Warehouse