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Shopping My Closet- How to Style Dark Florals

Dark floral dress

Do you have some dark  floral dresses in your closet and you are not sure how to style them? I’m talking about ways to style dark and moody florals on the blog today.

Dark floral worn with neutral cardigan

Dark floral dress with neutrals

The beauty of a dark floral is that it certainly can be worn any time, but particulary lends itself to the Fall-Winter season Those dark and moody florals that you may have hanging in your closet are begging to come out.

Ways to Style Dark Florals

I have taken this Karina dress, a fit and flare style with tiny brown and tan flowers with a touch of mint and styled it one way. There are plenty of options in styling a dark floral.

  1. Pattern Mixing. This smaller scale floral dress could be paired with another print in the same scale adding visual interest.
  2. Masculine Feminine- I love this dichotomy and have shown it in this post, where I suggest combat boots with a dark floral print. ( They are also trending) If you aren’t into combat boots, the chunky chelsea boot would be a fun mix as well.
  3. Plaids- This is still pattern mixing, but these brown and rust tones could lend itself nicely to a plaid blazer. Add over top of the dress, but make sure the plaid isn’t too large scale.
  4. Pop of Color- I chose to add texture here with the black JJ Winters croc bag, but could have swapped it out for my red Prada bag adding a pop of color to this look
  5. Moto Jacket- Keep the look edgy by wearing a moto jacket.

My choice of fish-net stockings gave this feminine look a bit of edginess. Stockings are a great way to add additional texture to a look.

Weekend

I don’t know about you, but I have to look at the calendar to remember what day it is! Over the weekend the weather was warmer than the norm for Charlotte, so we did eat out by the Lake at less busy time. It was good to be outside and enjoy a meal with my hubby and mom. It wont be long before she gets her first vaccine shot.

I wrote about things I have been eating, reading , doing and watching on Friday’s post, if you missed that. I just finished “Reckoning,” which stars an actor from one of my favorite campy shows, “True Blood.” He plays the character Leo, a high school guidance counselor with some deep dark secrets. It started off quite interesting, but at 10 episodes was drawn out a bit too long. A much better program could have made it in 5 and kept the interest with the audience. Not bad, and entertaining- a good escape.

Dark floral with fish net stockings

dark floral dress

Dark floral dress

Dark floral dress

Dark floral dress with cardigan

How do you style dark florals?

Outfit

Dress c/o Karina dresses   LOVE this dress and this dress ( They are on SALE!) under $40 and under $30

Love this dress as well  ( under $30) and this green/black dress for under $30

Cardigan H&M ( similar style)

Dolce Vita booties- Nordstrom

JJ Winters clutch

brooch- Etsy vintage

PLEASE STOP BY TOMORROW AND JOIN ME FOR TURNING HEADS TUESDAY – A BLOGGER LINKUP!

Stay Safe,

Jess xx

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    isthismutton
    January 31, 2021 at 1:38 am

    I must confess I got rid of a couple of dark floral dresses because I didn’t know how to style them. I love what you’ve done here with the fishnets, camel cardigan and black booties!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      January 31, 2021 at 9:21 am

      I do have a fair amount of dark florals and it was fun to style this one. Thanks Gail!

  • Reply
    shelbeeontheedge1
    January 29, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I love dark florals so much, Jess. The moodiness of it really appeals to me! And what a great outfit. The fishnets, the booties, the long cardigan. All so beautiful! I also have trouble keeping rack of the days! And when my kids went to a full virtual school schedule 3 weeks ago it became even harder to know what day it is! At least when they went to school twice a week, I knew which days were which!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Reply
    Neti*
    January 25, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    You wear this outfit so very well Jess and the fishnets hose are speaking my language.
    XO
    http://www.madamtoomuch.com

  • Reply
    Jodie
    January 25, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    I just love the fishnets with this Jess!! Reminds me to pull mine out now too.
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Reply
    thisblondesshoppingbag
    January 25, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Great tips on styling dark florals Jess – I need to see if I still have any left. I did a little purging and I’m realizing I haven’t worn any dark florals lately. I like the idea of wearing a moto jacket with a dark floral. Thanks for the inspo – you look beautiful as always!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Reply
    Lovely
    January 25, 2021 at 4:27 am

    You look chic! I agree with Michelle, I really loved the fishnets with this dress. Those earrings are cute!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Reply
    Michelle Churchman
    January 25, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Beautiful outfit! The fishnets are a perfect addition. I love the dark florals. In fact I have a dark floral, but it is sleeveless. By the time I remembered I had it, the temps were pretty cool. I know what you mean about losing track of the day. I saw another blogger refer to the 4 millionth day of the pandemic.

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