Stripes, dots, snake, paisley, tie dye … for a newbie, parsing out exactly what to wear with your adorable new floral-print jeans can seem like Very Advanced Fashion, indeed.
One wrong move and your au courant look veers right back into the ’80s—or worse. Never fear: Here, three of our fave Washington fashion pros spotlight sophisticated takes on this scene-stealing trend—and we show you how to re-create their looks to perfection.
Abbey of District Dress Up transforms playful polka dots into something seriously chic by pairing her colorful spotted denim with a slouchy tee, a sleek leather-sleeved trench, and forever-classic black pumps. A neon necklace and a cheery yellow satchel mirror the whimsical sensibility of the spots without overselling it.
Hot Spot Jeans, $48 at Nasty Gal, T by Alexander Wang pocket tee, $80 at Barneys New York, Blu Bijoux neon necklace, $39 at Max & Chloe, Allen Street Raquelle bag, $278 at Kate Spade, Bishop trench, $1,200 at Rag & Bone, Frited pump, $80 at Aldo, Ray-Ban Folding Aviator, $189 at Piperlime.
Leopard + leopard + leopard? Yes, yes, and YES. Ashleigh of The Daleigh manages to tame an otherwise over-the-top pattern mix by tempering the bold pieces with laid-back basics. The gently faded look of her leopard jeans helps, too.
Cotton v-neck tee, $24.50 at J.Crew, Genetic Denim leopard skinny jeans, $242 at Saks, Jessica Simpson Sana T Strap sandals, $62.30 at Macy’s, Outbound Jacket, $138 at Madewell, Clare Vivier clutch, $165 at Piperlime.
Balance femme florals by pairing them with simple, ever-so-slightly masculine pieces. Caitlin of Style Within Reach nails it by layering classics in relaxed silhouettes and soft, neutral hues, then works in a dash of glam with dramatic jeweled earrings, sexy black pumps, and oversize sunnies.
Wheelspoke earrings, $108 at Anthropologie, Equipment washed silk shirt, $208 at Net-A-Porter, Floral jeans, $135 at J.Crew, Elizabeth & James Lafayette cat-eye sunglasses, $155 at Shopbop, Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweater, $265 at Net-A-Porter, Black pump, $89.90 at Zara.