Four Fresh Ways to Wear Florals in the Summertime

By Laura Lajiness

It’s hard to imagine a wardrobe without floral print. From darling tops to flirty dresses, blooming motifs are quintessentially feminine no matter the time of year (though, we know them to be particularly groundbreaking for spring, right?). In the summer months, florals abound but oftentimes can read sugary sweet instead of heavy hitting in the heat. That’s where unexpected formulas come into play—think bold-as-can-be print mixing, juxtaposed fabrics, and fresh tropical motifs— to kick the beloved pattern up a notch.

Here, we’re breaking down four refreshing floral formulas to set a sizzling tone for summer. From a romantic dress you can wear to seasonal weddings to a too-cute top-and-shorts combo for date night, this is how you make florals feel groundbreaking in the sunny season.

A Floral Tank + Striped Trousers

GET THE LOOK: High Waisted Stripe Tie Waist Wide Leg Pant, Floral Ruched Front Flutter Cami, Thin Heeled Sandals

If you dare to print mix, stripes and flowers are genius in combination. For a breezy look in the heat, a frilled tank is perfectly punchy with multicolored wide-leg trousers (the key is picking a color from the various stripes for cohesion). White strappy heels are an optic finish.

A Budding Blouse + Leather Shorts

GET THE LOOK: Floral Smocked Bodice Crop Top, High Waisted (Minus The) Leather Sash Waist Shorts, Mirrored Gold Metal Frame Aviator Sunglasses, Thin Heeled Sandals

Give delicate florets an edgier spin by teaming with trim tie-waist shorts in faux leather. Finish with yellow heels and sleek aviators for a polished pop.

A Blossoming Dress + Snakeskin Heels

GET THE LOOK: Floral V-Wire Cami Mini Dress, Snake Print Heeled Sandal

A subtler method to print mixing, yellow snakeskin heels amplify the effect of a feminine mini dress. A stand-out look for date night or an end-of-summer wedding.

A Blooming Button-Down Shirt + Denim Cut-Offs

GET THE LOOK: Lion Logo Baseball Hat, Original Fit Floral Portofino Shirt, High Waisted Frayed Denim Midi Shorts, Studded Slide Sandals

Go Baja-chic with a tropical-print button down and elongated cut-offs—a welcome reprieve from micro-florals and garden-party blooms. Finish with a baseball cap and slides for low-key occasions.