Since the floral print is bold and pretty, I decided to enhance that print by pairing the blouse with neutral colors. It's interesting how the print looks different paired with a warm neutral color like tan and a cooler shade like white. This is the way I would style the blouse for work and for the weekend for the upcoming spring/summer weather:
Work outfit: J.Crew floral blouse l J.Crew No 2 pencil skirt l J.Crew pearl necklace l Cole Haan pumps l Michael Kors rose gold watch
For the work outfit, since the blouse was so feminine I decided to add accessories (like the multi-strand pearl necklace and a rose gold watch) to enhance the lady-like look.
Casual Outfit: J.Crew floral blouse l Zara Kids white skinny jeans l Miss Sixty color block pumps l J.Crew necklace l Michael Kors rose gold watch
My dog decided to pose for the camera :)
For the casual look, I decided to pair the blouse with white jeans and color blocked shoes to give it a relaxed look that was simple and sleek. You could also contrast the feminine blouse by adding a leather jacket.
If you are not used to wearing print and if the floral print is too bold for your liking, you can instantly subdue the print by adding a blazer or cardigan (pictured below).
If you ever wonder what colors would match a multi-colored top, the easiest way to match is to add a neutral color or pair it with a color that is already present on the blouse. At least that's the trick I've been following whenever I feel stuck or want to try a new combination. :)
How have you been rocking the floral trend this season?