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The workwear update: Florals

From left: Balenciaga, Brock Collection and Diane Von Furstenburg

We’re flying the flag for injecting your closet with some seasonal joie de vivre. The perfect place to start? Your 9-5 look. Florals might feel more weekend-wear than office-appropriate, but this season’s prints aren’t just beautiful, they’re also pretty powerful. This is how to wear them now…

Irina Lakicevic opts for a strong floral flash to refresh a classic base

Strong separates are the backbone of every great corporate closet. A capsule of great knits, precision-cut suiting and impeccable outerwear can be kept on constant rotation to create an infinite array of outfits. But when these tried-and-tested combinations begin to feel tired, adding a floral piece to the mix can revive your entire look. Case in point, the deft way Irina Lakicevic mixes classic pieces with riotous prints.

Artisanal floral features are an easy way to breathe new life into workwear staples, and an entryway for minimalists looking to dip their toe into the trend. From Erdem’s decadent mules to Gucci’s embellished handbags, these trophy pieces require minimal effort but deliver maximum impact.

Get your flower fix with a strikingly bold accessory
Stylist Chiara Totire chooses no frills to complement Attico’s bold print

Florals may be synonymous with softness, but SS18’s ’70s-inspired wallpaper-print dresses command attention. Adding Attico’s technicolor designs to your work wardrobe is a guaranteed way to reboot your 9-5 look. Take your styling cues from stylist Chiara Totire, and wear yours with a classic trench coat and tan bag.

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