Microtrend: Masculine florals

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.)

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!

Dr Martens/Donna And Navaz
Kingdom of Style

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16 Responses to Microtrend: Masculine florals

  1. miss milki says:

    I love flowery Docs – I’ve been longing for a pair since I was about 14…maybe this summer then!

  2. Make Do Style says:

    I struggle with florals – I’m always looking for the perfect pattern and yet i never find…

  3. WendyB says:

    But…but…I LOVE high-heeled Docs!

  4. Winnie says:

    That model looks amazing in her floral trews. Is that ASOS?

  5. Rollergirl says:

    Winnie, yes it is ASos, have credited pics now :)

  6. miss cavendish says:

    Love that suit!

    And I saw a handsome chap wearing Liberty Dunks in Soho last spring. I never have shoes as art pieces, but I’d love to have a pair of these behind glass–simply too pretty to wear (and not my style to boot!).

  7. pretty face says:

    This sounds like a fun trend! However, I will fall for florals anywhere, any how…

  8. ryder says:

    yes, dr martens boots are back. sadly i cant find mine. i cant believe i missplaced tham somewhere. masculine florals? nice expresion.

  9. Rachie-Pie says:

    those nike blazers are needed in my lifeee! i remeber the ones last year and i never got them like a loser..i will not miss them this year! The blue one it is!

  10. Zoe says:

    those shoes bring me back and make me smile! my sister had a tiny pair when she was about 8, she used to stomp about in them looking so cool!

  11. daddylikeyblog says:

    Aaaaahhh those flowery Docs are amazing! As is the lovely Queen Michelle!

  12. Carol says:

    I love love love my high heeled docs but I also love the flowery ones, if I got them I would have 3 pairs of Dr Martens in my collection. Extreme maybe?! I got the liberty print Nike’s in NYC last year and they continue to make me smile:) Great post x

  13. Helen-LG says:

    I’ve never been that keen on florals but recently other fashion bloggers – including KoS – have been making me more open to the idea. Selina at Flying Saucer got a floral jumpsuit recently and it looks really good with some DM boots, something I would NEVER have considered doing.

    Those floral Gucci’s are pretty tempting, though I’m always weary of white shoes; they never stay white for long in London!

  14. Caroline Dulko says:

    when are the liberty print nikes meant to be released? I cant find a good link anywhere!
    Thank you! xx

  15. Anonymous says:

    anyone know when the asos floral print jeans are to be released?

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