Let's be clear: Florals resemble 70s-style wallpaper and hotel curtains. HOWEVER, subtle florals - when properly accessorized - are totally doable. Here are three tips to wearing a floral pattern that doesn't look ridic:
1. Ditch the domineering. If the dress engulfs you like Ursula the sea-witch, move on. How will you know if you've met Ursula? Look in the mirror, and make sure your pretty face is still the focus.
2. Beware of brights. The busy nature of florals (love a good pun), coupled with vibrant colors, can overwhelm your look. Opt for subtle or monochromatic patterns.
3. Solidify with solids. When finishing your look with accessories and outer- layers, be sure to pick solid, basic colors that don't counteract with your florals.
BCBG Kaleidoscope Long-Sleeve A-Line Dress ($78) Maurice's faux fur vest with large collar and knit back ($41.40) J. Crew Signature Leggings ($34.50) Vince Camuto 'Peera' Cutout Bootie ($129.90) Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM ($1,260) Target Rose Gold Teardrop Necklace; similar Ralph Lauren Rose Palais Pave Teardrop Pendant Necklace ($48) Fossil Idealist Black Leather Watch ($115)