..the floral nightmare
Prints crawled up menswear seasons ago. With florals in the lead, there’s nary a pair of shorts that won’t come unadorned next season. Does this mean you’ll swap your formula for cool (denim-on-denim, cigarette pants, caramel shorts?) and drape your hungers with florals? No. Men don’t trip like that.
What’s the deal with prints then?
I’ll tell you what; designers have found a way to manipulate forage such that a single leaf floating across a shirt immediately starts a conversation. What better way to go through the day? But if you’d rather not deal with people, then let’s zoom out on self and consider this a gently prodding …you might find to your surprise you like how you look in them.
The thing with change, irrespective of the scale, is small, continuous effort. You may consider swapping your plain blue/paisley ties, socks, sneakers, pair of shorts for a flora. Study how you feel in it and the reaction it elicits. If you’re on edge all day ‘cos you’re rocking a trend, take the heat off…focus on the task at hand or that co-workers eyebrows. In no time, with minimal effort you’ll become a trend harlot.
Keep true to your style – whatever it is – find a floral that fits into your modus operandi.If it’s just not you, carry on mister. Trends offer a chance to discover things about yourself, flirt with fashion and indulge but they’re also commercially engineered so don’t ever feel pressured.