Floral Print for Hard Femmes
I remember a time when I wondered if I would ever wear anything with a flower ever again. It *sooo* didn’t work with my all-black wardrobe of solid knits. Of course, this was before – probably just before – the 90s floral resurgence we’re seeing now.
And before I learned my #1 Fashion Rule: anything I think I will never wear is exactly what I’ll fixate on in about six months. Never say never. I don’t believe in absolute rules about clothes.
It’s taken some experimentation but I’ve figured out two things that work for me in terms of mixing floral with my summertime goth aesthetic. Those are dark backgrounds and floral-on-floral. I’ve been calling this “print blocking” and I love the way it hardens and complicates the sweet, innocent (and sometimes unsophisticated) impression that florals are known for.