Welcome To The Dark Side Of Floral Prints

May 4, 2014

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For a good couple of years now men’s fashion has been dominated by patterns. Not only is it a great way to break the monotonous white-shirt-blue-blazer combo, but a floral shirt is a good way to make you stand out from the crowd.

Layer for subtlety

Take it as gospel that too much print is never a good thing – so be smart and opt for one piece that will dominate your outfit. When it comes to the understated approach, layering is key. Try teaming up a micro-floral print underneath a cotton blazer, or a dark tailored jacket.

Fit for purpose

Remember to consider where you are. A full on Hawaiian-patterned shirt might be perfect for a day at the Meydan Beach Club, but less so for a boardroom meeting. A cool dark floral pattern works best on a smart-casual night out.

Floral flair

If you’re still undecided and need a bit more convincing, we suggest testing the waters with a floral accessory. You can’t go wrong with a floral tie or pocket square, while the more adventurous of you will luck in with a dark floral print shoe.