So I’m not going to bitch about the annoying predictability of ‘florals are new for spring!’ (like, when are they not?), instead I’ve picked up on an agreeable micro-trend – masculine florals. This gives florals a whole new slant. I just could not wear a traditional floaty floral tea dress, however much I like stroking them in vintage shops or picture them styled with brothel creepers and a scuffed-up studded denim jacket. But the pastoral print imagined on a boyish blazer, trouser suit, Dr Martens or skinny jeans? Now that’s a different story. (On a side note it’s good to see Dr Martens getting it right after those nasty high-heeled horrors they tried to trick us into last year.)
Microtrend: Masculine florals
And what about masculine florals for men? Remember the floral Gucci mens shoes from here? I’d wear ‘em.
Nike has rethought its Liberty-print hi-tops from last year – anyone recall the Liberty-print Dunks? – and issued a girl-friendly Blazer in two colourways. (Incidentally, trainers seem to be making something of a comeback, but that’s a post for another day.) I can’t post about florals without adding Queen Michelle’s rather ace floral blazer photo. It’s a bit of a tenuous link because the blazer isn’t really that masculine but it’s my blog so the picture stays!