Fashion is fun, so why leave it at what you wear. You can be fashion forward in every aspect of life, including the flowers you give. Giving flowers is hugely on-trend and there are so many reasons to do so – birthdays, anniversaries, as a thank-you, a well done or as a welcome gift. The most important thing to do is keep it stylish. So, if you know someone who lives for fashion, then follow these tips and you’re sure to pick a winner in the flower stakes…
Which flowers to choose
- Black Dahlias – Beautiful and dramatic, these flowers are perfect for the fashionista who is bold and brave.
- Hydrangeas – Seen in a recent Mulberry campaign, these blooms prove that big is beautiful – and in vogue.
- Scented Narcissi – Very popular for weddings right now, but why leave it there? These gorgeous flowers make for a seriously fashion forward gift
- Tiger lilies – Add a splash of fashionable orange to a bouquet of white flowers for a real fashion statement.
- Violets – For fashion with a vintage feel and possibly the most beautiful scent ever, pick violets.
How to achieve the look
- In vogue – Carnations are having a fashion moment – use one shade and tightly cluster a number of blooms in a small, short vase.
- Mono magic – The monochrome look is brilliantly fashionable – try Black Dahlias with white Roses.
- Add texture – Texture is a key element to fashion, so bring some to your bouquet with the use of white birch twigs.
- Metallics – These work well with fashion-forward arrangements, so why not spray paint some twigs or foliage and pair them with delicious blooms.
Did you know?
- The Black Dahlia is actually a very dark burgundy but it’s the closest a flower can get to being truly black. Most other so-called black flowers are actually dark red or purple.
- Just like fashion, flowers go through trends. This is usually talked about in terms of wedding flowers, but even the bouquets you get from your florist are influenced by trends from Europe, what’s being shown on the catwalk and pop culture.
- Flowers are always being used in fashion. Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress featured tiny flowers hand-cut from lace and attached to the bodice and skirt. The design incorporated lace roses, thistles, daffodils and a shamrock.