I don’t mind florals for work. A few seasons ago, so many clients of mine purchased this watercolor floral print from BOSS Hugo Boss.
It was a huge success with my clients. They wore it with a sharp white blazer, navy cardigan, and more. The print also came in a skirt which was also a success. That said, I have no issues with floral prints for work in corporate settings. Of course, not all prints are equal and some florals just aren’t workplace appropriate. To give you some guidance, I have selected some professional floral prints you can shop for at the end of this post and put a few looks together for inspiration.
Professional Floral Prints: How to Wear Florals to Work
This floral print dress from L.K. Bennett is a beautiful, modest style that is perfect for most workplaces. It is also very feminine, a little retro looking and slightly girly. That said, to make this floral print dress look a bit edgier and more powerful, I was sure to steer clear of other frilly details, kept the shoes sleek and classic and didn’t over embellish it with overly ornate accessories. As a result, the look is feminine and strong. The nude pumps are by Sam Edelman, the navy bag by Tory Burch and the fern hoop earrings by Vince Camuto.
This next dress from BOSS Hugo Boss is in a sharper sheath shape and the floral print is stronger, bolder and not soft or passive. It is important to keep in mind the print is also very optic, which might not be the best choice for everyone (read more about this here.) In such a deliberate and strong print, this dress is perfect for work. Considering BOSS Hugo Boss designs workwear, it stands to reason.
This next dress shows that softer floral prints can work in corporate workplaces. What makes the print in this Ann Klein dress a success is that the softer shades are neutral. In addition, I used the grey in the print to anchor this look in more conservative tones by using this grey blazer from Banana Republic and soft grey flats from Nordstrom. I finished the outfit with silver hoop earrings from John Hardy and burgundy handbag from Sole Society.
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