Transitioning from one season to another can be excruciating. The moment you feel like you've built the perfect wardrobe, a new season is upon you. If you're still hanging onto your summery florals, why not give your favorite look a twist with dark floral fashion for fall? Instead of the traditionally girly, boho prints of summer, the sartorial world has taken a gloomier, moodier turn. Think less The Virgin Suicides and more Into The Woods , and you'll be ready to take on the of-the-moment trend.
Now that we're on the subject of forests, we've been seeing a whole lot of woodland fashions this season as well. Summer 2015 seemed endless and I'm definitely not complaining about it. But as a lover of fall, I'm relieved that autumn has come around again.
To truly embrace fall fashion, take a leaf out of the industry giants' books who showed dark florals this season. Dark, tapestry style blooms were spotted at Simone Rocha, vampy florals were seen at Alexander McQueen, and folksy florals in '70s shades shone at Burberry Prorsum.
If you want to come over all Poison Ivy, just succumb to the spell of dark florals this fall with these seven essential pieces.
1. The Woodland Shirt
You can give your workwear an autumnal reboot this fall in this woodland inspired shirt.
Woodland Floral Print Shirt, $75, topshop.com
2. The Floral Timepiece
Never be late for your very important date again with this on trend, floral-faced watch.
Olivia Burton Floral Big Dial Watch, $144, asos.com
3. The Halloween Florals
Why not embrace this season's (and maybe the entire year's) most awesome holiday by frolicking in this pretty, orange flower print dress? It's also available in sizes XS to 4X.
Biking Through Brussels Dress In Bloom, $99.99, modcloth.com
4. The Flowery Flares
You'll kill two trends with one stylish stone in these '70s inspired floral trousers.
Natalya Ditsy Floral Boarder Print Wide Leg Trousers, $16, boohoo.com
5. The Subtle Bud
If you like to skim over trends and put your own spin on what's in vogue, then this subtle cardigan embroidered with roses will be the pick of the bunch for you.
Sourpuss Black Rose Cardigan, $48, sourpussclothing.com
6. The Epic Floral Dress
You can bloom in this seductive, ankle length evening gown that would be perfect for any special occasion this fall.
Asos Curve Dark Floral Fit & Flare Dress, $135, asos.com
7. The Floral Backpack
Don't forget to take in the beauty of fall and go on a trip to a local park or forest to see the symphony of leaves in all their glory. Take this backpack on your trip to look stylish even while adventuring.
Vans Old School Backpack in Floral Print, $54, asos.com
There's nothing quite like putting an ever-so-slightly macabre feel onto a traditionally "pretty in pink" style.
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