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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Styling Loud Prints | Botanical Vibes

Khaki Botanical Print Midi Skirt
So, with the new season (finally) creeping up on us, it's time to start thinking about how our wardrobes can work with the current trends, right?  Loud and bright colours are coming up at the top of the list, with crazy patterns stealing the show.  Polka dots and summer plaid, in particular.  But what if you're just not a crazy pattern kinda person?  Botanical prints haven't had everyone down on their knees with praise for a few years, and yet they still appear in collections and hit shop windows every. single. spring. and. summer. In my opinion, they're the subtle girl's approach to loud prints and a great option for those looking for something a little more versatile in their wardrobe.  Although don't get me wrong, you'll still catch me wearing plenty of polka dots and plaid this season.  Just... maybe not mixing them!
M&S Botanical Print Green Midi Skirt
Styling Loud Print Midi Skirt for Spring 2018 Fashion Blog
As I mentioned in my previous post, I'd always avoided midi lengths due to assuming they'd be unflattering.  Consider me a changed woman; they're so damn stylish!  Some fabulous ways of bringing botanical prints - or other loud prints, such as florals - into your wardrobe this season, include maxi dresses from Warehouse, midi skirts (such as the M&S design styled in this post) and shift dresses. Bamboo print styles are a particularly great in-between.  If you're feeling brave, look for mini skirts to pair with loose-fitting white shirts. I plan to do the very same, paired with block heel sandals and layers upon layers of gold jewellery.  Tan optional.  Ugh, speaking of gold jewellery, I just die over the combination of botanical prints and gold jewellery! Every time it exudes glamour and can't help but look luxurious.  Love. 
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Botanical Prints Styling Tips 2018

Jumper - Oasis

Skirt - M&S Collection (or plain olive version) < just £35!

Necklaces - Isonia & Chlobo

Shoes - Lost Ink   |   Clutch - Victoria Beckham

Tropical Botanical Print Midi Skirt
Fashion Blogger Midi Skirt and Stiletto Heels
I'd love your thoughts on this outfit, as well as how you feel about loud prints?  Do you also have a soft spot for botanical and tropical prints, like the midi skirt styled above?!  Let me know in the comments below!  

Psst!  If you liked this post, you might also enjoy >> Actually, You Can!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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56 comments

  1. That skirt looks stunning! I find it quite difficult styling those kind of prints so this post came at the perfect time. I've definitely wanted to experience with more patterns and prints.

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  2. This is such a gorgeous print Gabs! Love the really subtle tropical vibes on the skirt.

    SHANNON VALLE
    life + style blog

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  3. I love botanical prints, especially in spring!

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  4. I will be honest, I won't be able to pull off this skirt at all. Not because of the print, but the shape and length. You wear it so stunningly, Gabrielle!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  5. I loooovvee loud prints, don't really have a favourite though! I lovee midi lengths too, glad you feel comfortable with it now :) They can look so chic!

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  6. Gabrielle, you look stunning! I love the gorgeous print on the skirt and I love your accessories, you look so chic 3 !!!

    Serene xoxo

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  7. I LOVE the softer botanical prints! And this look you've put together is absolutely perfect. I'm such a low key kind of girl, that I tend to shy away from the more in your face prints. But the way you put this together makes me want to invest in a similar version of every piece! Finding midi skirts can be hard because I'm so short (5'2) so they always end up too long haha. But I'm still determined!
    We're also headed to Barbados this summer, so I'm trying to stock up on some pretty floral pieces anyway!
    As always, I adore you and your style!

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  8. I'm definitely up for trying a botanical trend - I just need to find the perfect piece! I'm not sure how I feel about midi-length, only because I'm 5'2 and I'd have to be so careful not to look drowned in fabric!

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  9. Omg this look girl.
    You look amazing.
    xx
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  10. I like the botanical prints (and I would never have said it!) and the midi lengths, even if I'm not tall . But I like that skirt on you, it gives you that certain elegance and that touch of glam!
    xoxo
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  11. That is such a beautiful print! I have a few botanical print pieces in my wardrobe, I need to get them out for a wear again! I like your spring like skirt with the warmer top :) I struggle with mid lengths as I can't wear heels often, but I think they look stunning with heels. You look great! :)

    Hope you had a nice weekend :) We had the little one's birthday party so that was a lot of fun! Nice way to end a busy week!

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  12. Midi skirts are actually so flattering - I'm glad you embrace them now haha, they just look awesome. The print here is gorgeous, perfect for the backdrop of your photos too. Also, I love love loooove your necklace!

    Julia x
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  13. In love with this print! I like how it's not over the top floral for spring but has more of an edgy look =o)

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  14. I'm loving botanical prints at the moment and I can see you found the perfect botanical print that works for you and your style. This skirt is chic yet trendy, and the pattern is loud but not in a crazy, over-the-top way, so I can totally see why you chose this skirt. You styled it perfectly, of course. Those classic black stilettos are gorgeous. <3
    xx

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  15. I'm not a huge fan of loud prints either, but I absolutely love this skirt and you styled it brilliantly. I wish I had this entire outfit in my wardrobe :)

    Scent of Summer

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  16. MY IDOL!
    Thanks for sharing.


    Cheers,
    Alexandra Udinov
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  17. Love prints, this skirt is gorgeous. And you look amazing x

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  18. I am a huge fan of prints, no matter which ones, as they help me bring fun into my office wardrobe while still keeping the cut very traditional.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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  19. I encourage you to have a closet full of midi skater cos they look good on you...those heels I need to get..you didn't include a link for it

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    1. Hi babe! These stilettos are the AMARA heels by Lost Ink. Usually available at Zalando, however sadly are currently out of stock.

      Gabrielle x

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  20. I love how you've put it: Botanic prints are a subtle girl approach to load patterns. You're right. Botanic prints have a lot to offer and they just might be the perfect way to greet spring in a more subtle but still print friendly way. I usually don't shy away from print mixing and loud prints but sometimes I'm in a mood for something more elegant. Your outfit offers a perfect inspiration for creating a timeless feminine styling.

    I do like this botanic skirt. The high waist makes it so flattering. Honestly this outfit of yours makes me think of YSL and Givenchy classical designs, the times and elegant ones, the ones focusing on a small waist. The heels are really the perfect way to finish this look.



    You do look divine Gabrielle!

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  21. You look stunning Gabrielle! That skirt is gorgeous. Love the print!

    xx Freja
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  22. Beautiful pairing! I love the print of the skirt

    Ellysa

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  23. What a beautiful skirt, what a pretty print and I really like the colours too! A great alternative to pastel coloured florals for this time of year!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  24. I love the skirt and the mood of the photoshoot!

    xo Corina
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  25. Such a beautiful outfit! I can't wait for the weather to get warmer here in Denmark, so that I can wear skirts too!

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  26. That print is so fresh and chic and I love the midi length silhouette of the skirt on you Gabrielle! It makes you look even more slender and tall. Midi is my favorite hem length of all time.

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  27. All the babin' in botanical gorgeous Gabrielle, you are such an enchanting vision in this stunning outfit! You rock the midi magic oh so dreamily, such a fabulous skirt, I'm head over heels for this whole look :) I totally agree that botanical pieces are more versatile and such a brilliant way of rocking a loud print in a more subtle way. Tropical and botanical prints always add such an upbeat vibe to style and definitely scream summer which is always a good thing hehe ;) <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  28. Hello Gabbs !!
    I'm not a fan of the polka dots, but I like this pattern that you show and even like more with more vibrant colors. and you are fantastic as always !!!


    xoxo

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  29. This print works so well on you, I LOVE the way you styled it :) xx

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  30. I'm not a fan of skirts but this one is pure perfection! the pattern and the shape of it looks so cute on you!

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  31. That skirt is amazing! I loooove polka dots too, but I try not to wear them too much :D

    xo Noor
    http://clothesanddreams.blogspot.com

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  32. FANTASTIC outfit!!!!! Love that printed skirt! AMAAAZZZZING shots too!
    kisses

    xoBeckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  33. I totally agree that midi skirts are one of the easiest ways to wear loud prints. They're so easy to style and you can dress them up or down depending on what shoes or top you go for - just wear something plain and that's all there is to it! I'm not really a fan of pattern clashing either, so I think a loudly or quietly-printed midi skirt is just about foolproof.

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  34. You look amazing in this skirt! And I love the midi length on you! :) xx

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  35. You're so pretty as always !
    And you look so chic with this mid skirt !
    xx,
    Margot
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  36. Couldn't agree more with you!! This kind of print is great if you're not too crazy comfy with the bold prints. Love how you styled it too with the elegant heels and turtleneck. Such a great demonstration on how you can wear prints and do it in a subtle and elegant way. Have a lovely week Gabrielle! Xx

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  37. I love wearing a statement piece (especially skirt) with all black. It's something I do all the time. Love your outfit & the jewelry pieces you added to it.
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  38. Love the look of this print! You styled it so classy and the accessories really blend so well. This is a stunning look :)
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  39. I’ve never tried to pull off a Botanical print, but I do love prints. I love this skirt on you Gabrielle. You look beautiful, like always.

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  40. You styled this loud print skirt beautifully with a black jumper and layered gold necklaces. Can't be more pretty and elegant than that. Happy Easter dear!

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  41. I absolutely love that skirt on you, you look so elegant and chic! I really love large botanical and floral prints for spring and summer as well, especially on dresses!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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  42. That skirt is absolutely gorgeous!! Lovely photos and thanks for sharing xx

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

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  43. I feel like this skirt was made for you and I absolutely love it - the midi length is so flattering!
    Amy xx
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  44. I've seen loud prints in stores recently and I've been loving them! You wear this skirt SO well xx

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  45. This skirt is so gorgeous- I love how you styled it for cooler weather, but it'll also work come summer!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  46. botanical prints look so classy, I really like them but I'm yet to fill the gap in my wardrobe! I love love your skirt and how you threw in a pair of sexy stilettos! gorgeous look xx

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  47. Love that skirt on you lady; the length & shape is SO flattering! Absolutely LOVING M&S right now; they're always such an underdog of the high street but I always find gems in there!

    Hayley xo
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  48. That skirt is so flattering! A great way to test the waters with prints. I'm not usually one for bold designs, but I think this is an outfit I could definitely rock.

    Shann Eileen | www.shanneileen.com

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  49. Oh wow, this is truly gorgeous! I love that skirt on you, wow!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  50. Love that skirt.. and the length is usually something I also struggle with. It looks amazing on you! :)

    Perfect black heels from LI!! :)

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