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28 Apr

9 Ways To Toughen Up Spring Florals With a Little City Grit

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What does a tomboy do once spring hits? The type who clings to Dickies and Dr. Martens when everyone else is fiending for floral dresses. The truth is that even the most delicate many-petaled motifs can be made to fit a cooler urban wardrobe. For starters, you can swap out those pastel mules and toughen up your pretty frock with a heavy-soled military boot. A patchwork floral-print skirt is a surprisingly good match for some classic-rock merch—we’re thinking a Slayer tee would fit the bill here—especially when there are rose-dotted workman boots thrown into the mix. And adding a corset to a ’70s-inspired micro-print dress, or a neon green bag to a soft pink Victorian-style top, is a styling trick to convince even the most hard-to-impress city-dweller.

So you see, adding a little downtown grit to floral prints isn’t so hard. In fact the nine stylish looks in the slideshow above make the whole thing look like a walk in the park.

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of ssense.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of ssense.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com

Ellery Runaways pleated-collar cotton shirt, $850, matchesfashion.com; Alexander Wang yellow mini roxy bucket bag, $495, ssense.com; The Seafarer floral-print cropped jeans, $307, farfetch.com; Robert Clergerie x Self-Portrait Lopal backless suede flats, $437, matchesfashion.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of ssense.com (2)
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of ssense.com (2)

Vetements asymmetric floral-print stretch-crepe wrap dress, $1,795, net-a-porter.com; Proenza Schouler black long hammered earrings, $495, ssense.com; Rick Owens double-zip lace-up boots, $1,915, ssense.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com (2); Courtesy of chloe.com; Courtesy of eytys.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com (2); Courtesy of chloe.com; Courtesy of eytys.com

Lemaire ribbed-knit wool sweater, $443, matchesfashion.com; Courrèges contrast-panel patent faux-leather jacket, $1,150, matchesfashion.com; Chloé floral pants, $1,150, chloe.com; Eytys viper canvas sneakers, $180, eytys.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com (2)
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com (2)

Off-White hooded floral-print sweatshirt, $510, matchesfashion.com; Jennifer Fisher multi overlap hoop earrings, $395, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Giambattista Valli floral-print flared trousers, $1,395, farfetch.com; Alexander McQueen mixed-floral mod boots, $1,430, farfetch.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of alyxstudio.com; Courtesy of ssense.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of alyxstudio.com; Courtesy of ssense.com

Preen Line Jacqui asymmetric floral-print crepe dress, $485, matchesfashion.com; Alyx St. Marks roller coaster belt, $328, alyxstudio.com; R13 black military boots, $995, ssense.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of ghbass.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of ghbass.com

Gucci floral-print wool-blend blazer, $2,012, matchesfashion.com; Dolce & Gabbana logo T-shirt, $1,375, modaoperandi.com; Gucci floral-print slim-leg wool-blend trousers, $1,850, matchesfashion.com; G.H. Bass & Co. Whitney weejuns, $110, ghbass.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of farfetch.com (3)
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of farfetch.com (3)

BY. Bonnie Young floral-print gown, $2,600, farfetch.com; Alex Perry Riley corset, $840, farfetch.com; Wanda Nylon ring-detail ankle boots, $484, farfetch.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of kangolstore.com; Courtesy of puma.com; Courtesy of goodhoodstore.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of kangolstore.com; Courtesy of puma.com; Courtesy of goodhoodstore.com

Isabel Marant Talma floral-print cotton jumpsuit, $825, matchesfashion.com; Kangol bamboo casual hat, $60, kangolstore.com; Tom Wood cushion ring, $413, goodhoodstore.com; Fenty x Puma strapped sneaker boots, $390, puma.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of madeworn.com; Courtesy of martineali.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of madeworn.com; Courtesy of martineali.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com

Made Worn Slayer concert T-shirt, $175, madeworn.com; Martine Ali clip set choker, $250, martineali.com; Simone Rocha asymmetric embroidered paneled skirt, $1,937, matchesfashion.com; Dr. Martens floral-print boots, $227, farfetch.com

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