I’m not a fan of florals
I don’t hate them, either. It’s just that when it comes to prints, I prefer geometric or abstract patterns. Such as stripes, and… OK, usually it’s just stripes.
However, I have some dresses with floral prints, too. Quite a few, in fact. And I really like all of them. But that’s probably because the floral prints I choose tend to be a bit more abstract and modern, or big and bold.
And I have a few loose, kaftan-style Marimekko dresses for those hot summer days. This is the first kaftan dress I bought (a long time ago), but I don’t wear it very often. Why? Well, mainly because I like my dresses longer. A maxi dress is my go-to for summer: it’s perfect for the warmer days, and I can just add a cardigan on cooler days.
And I just want to make it clear that this has nothing to do with ‘modesty‘ or any such nonsense: I just want to maximise the sun protection my clothes can provide.
Because, well, look at me: have you ever seen anyone as pale as me??? And I look like this year round. No, I don’t really get tanned. Unless you call burned to a crisp ‘tanned‘, of course.
And yes, of course I wear sun screen. Or, rather, moisturiser with SPF 30 (or higher, if I can find it). But I won’t wear those greasy, smelly sun screens that make me feel all sticky.
By the way, when these photos were taken, it was very sunny but not particularly warm. It wasn’t cold, either; just windy. It seems to be always windy here (duh! wind and seaside, that’s sort of a package deal, isn’t it?).
And as you can see, I’m mixing warm and cold tones in this outfit: the pink in the dress is clearly cool whereas the cardigan is a warmer shade of pink.
In other words, this pairing was deliberate: I wanted to see what it would look like. And the verdict? Well, it doesn’t look as bad as I thought it might, but I’m not too impressed by it either. What do you think?
dress: Marimekko (old) / cardigan: Esprit / bag: Marc Jacobs (old) /
shoes: Vans / sunglasses: Woobs (old)
Do you like florals?
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