A Bouquet At Your Feet

Yellow floral print slide sandal. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

It’s hard to miss that florals are everywhere this season. I love a good floral print, but at the same time find them difficult to wear, except as accents. Shoes and scarves, that’s (mostly) how I roll.

I like how floral print footwear adds a touch of color, pattern and whimsy to an outfit without going overboard, even with bold prints.  Above, these low-heeled slide sandals in a cheery yellow are adorable in person. I’m going back soon to try them on.

Spring Step floral embroidered espadrilles. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

The bright floral embroidery on these espadrilles made me think of Frida Kahlo.

Pink floral print block heel sandals. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

More refined but not fussy, the block heel balances the softness of this feminine print.

Gucci Princetown mules in floral print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

They’re Gucci, so they’re pricey, but oh, that print is divine!

Liberty print sandals from J.Crew. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These Liberty Print sandals would look smashing with a simple caftan. Or with a tee shirt and jeans.

Black and white floral slip on shoes. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

If your taste runs more to the minimalist and monochromatic, here’s an interesting way to incorporate a floral accent.

 

Chuck Taylor All-Star floral print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.And because no footwear roundup feels complete these days without a sneaker, I present the twist on a classic.

Are you a fan of floral prints? How do you incorporate them into your wardrobe?

 

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12 Comments

  1. Suzanne
    May 11, 2018 / 5:24 am

    I love some of the floral prints, but I feel somewhat overpowered by them. I’m short, and just stick with flowered scarves. I do love those sneakers! Not into sneakers, but these just might work!

  2. Lynn
    May 11, 2018 / 5:26 am

    My husband was fascinated by all the Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars he saw in Paris. Young women, rather elderly women – wearing the gym shoes he wore in high school.

  3. Jan
    May 11, 2018 / 6:18 am

    I agree with you completely about the Gucci shoes – heavenly print, ‘heavens above’ price! I also love the Converse although I’m not a sneaker fan 🙂

  4. Cindy Brown Stevenson
    May 11, 2018 / 6:32 am

    I like floral prints and will wear dresses or tops with florals, as long as everything else is basic and neutral. But I really love floral shoes. You don’t mention them but Aldo (and I’m sure some other brands) has some lovely floral mules and slides at reasonable prices for those who can’t afford Gucci. 😉

  5. May 11, 2018 / 7:00 am

    I love the Haleema espadrilles and those are most affordable indeed. I’d like to see some reviews as to their comfort. They would be very much my style.

    I do like some floral skirts, more of kind with greenery (leaves and stems), such as antique William Morris prints. I saw some fabric like that at a local knitting and fabric shop, but as the fabric wasn’t cheap (it couldn’t have been, given the quality) I didn’t want to buy it until I knew I had someone who could make a skirt for me from it.

  6. Pattycakes
    May 11, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Unfortunately, I don’t have your shopping budget, but I’ve been eyeing these two pairs from Superga:

    https://www.jjill.com/product/superga-for-jjill-amelia-floral-sneakers-114331
    https://www.jjill.com/product/superga%C2%AE-embroidered-leather-sneakers
    I love those silk mules, but I cannot imagine wearing them anywhere but indoors. It rains far too much where I live!

    I love floral dresses and tops but, as others have suggested, feel most comfortable when I tone them down with a denim vest or jacket and a casual sandal or cowboy boot. And as much as I wore scarves in my twenties in the 1980s, when they were kind of my “signature” item, I find most of them too fussy in my old age. I also feel like the ubiquitous “infinity” scarves middle-aged women wear everywhere these days will quickly date folks from this time period. I just don’t “get” a lot of them. Is it to hide necks, add instant “pizzazz” or what?

    I like a little embroidery on denim too – jackets, vest, or jeans. Nice little touch.

    • Susan B
      Author
      May 11, 2018 / 11:47 am

      Hi Pattycakes, I don’t wear infinity scarves, but do wear a lot of regular square and oblong scarves. I like them a) for warmth and b) to add some color and pattern to my outfits.

      • Pattycakes
        May 11, 2018 / 12:20 pm

        I must say, Susan, your scarves are beautiful and look pretty expensive. I think I could find a way to make use of most of them myself! 🙂

  7. Beryl Meiron
    May 11, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Love the black and white florals, but the link doesn’t work. Please, can you post the correct link. These are to die for! Merci, merci.

    • Susan B
      Author
      May 11, 2018 / 11:44 am

      Hi Beryl, sorry about that! I’ve updated the link in the post. Correct link HERE.

  8. RoseAG
    May 11, 2018 / 11:37 am

    I bought several pairs of floral Birkenstock-style sandals from their lower priced brand a few years ago and I love them, so muchso that they’re falling apart and I’m looking to replace them. One pair had denim blue/brown/yellow, the other was pink/tan/black/white. If you go shopping for sandals with the predominant colors in your closet in mind you can end up with something that goes with lots of different outfits, and adds a fun splash.

  9. May 15, 2018 / 4:55 am

    nice!…floral prints are so enjoyable…cheers!

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