Look for colours already in your wardrobe to integrate

  • Look for colours already in your wardrobe to integrate into your style smoother. Update a suit or blazer with a pop of colour and interesting print. Then, coinciding with the flower power movement of the 1960s, young men on an alternative bent bought vintage Hawaiian shirts and had them tailored to fit snugly over their rolled-up blue jeans. But the practice ended with the industrial age when men felt obliged to suit themselves in dark colours. There is nothing cheerful or brash about these flowers. Think of painterly blooms full of brooding detail reminiscent of Flemish masters such as Jan Brueghel the Elder rather than the neat, small-scale prints of traditional men’s summer shirts,” says designer Arjun Saluja of Rishta.

    Top it off with a blazer and slacks in the colour palette that you just created. This creates a colour anchor and adds to the sophistication and drama of the print. Or you can add a flower to the lapel. What makes this direction different from the all-over digital print trend that has only just receded “Well, in the best examples, there is only a certain sombreness of tone in the prints themselves. This is a great way to experiment without a huge expense or going too far outside of your comfort zone. Then, as quickly as it arose, the floral trend retreated.If you study or follow fashion closely, you will bump into several surprising facts like this one: digital printing velvet Until the 1800s, men, not just women, sported floral designs and botanical prints.

    Select one or two colours to work with. Hippies wore tie-dyed fabrics and flower prints. The more the contrast between the kerchief and blazer the better.”. To bring the colour and print to the exterior of the outfit, add a kerchief to the pocket.Something else which is saving you from looking like you’re wearing chintz curtains is that the trend is being fused with sportswear — sweatshirts in particular where details such as ribbing on cuffs and waistbands offsets the floweriness, reining it in to something more wearable.”“Start small,” advises designer DiyaRajvvir. Designer Paresh Lamba says, “Yes, a big floral print makes a bold statement but when framed in an easy-going, familiar shape such as a sweatshirt, bomber jacket or simple T-shirt, it is made less challenging especially when presented with plain contrast sleeves or finishing. If you like it, maybe you’re ready for the next level. You can also add this in fun and subtle ways like botanical printed socks, a kerchief or the band around a cap. It is infinitely more modern than that summer party staple, the floral shirt, and is a more streamlined alternative to the classic Hawaiian