As the autumn leaves begin to fall and the temperature drops, we turn our heads to a wonderful way to keep colour in the colder seasons – vintage floral clothing.
Inspired by decades past, designs of this nature have made an inevitable comeback, showcasing on recent runways such as Giambattista Valli's haute couture autumn/winter 2012-2013 collection.
Celebrities and fashionistas such as Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo and Erin O'Connor have also opted for this light, playful look, incorporating their own modern twist.
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Summer may have come to an end, but that's no reason for us to shy away from colour, print and pattern. Experiment with this season's colour palette of soft pastel pinks, pale blues, yellows and forest greens and incorporate subtle prints for a reflection of autumn flowers in their final bloom.
Adding timeless style and a touch of femininity to an ensemble, vintage floral wear is fun yet sophisticated and a must for a wardrobe update this autumn. Here are our favourite highstreet finds.
1. Patterned dress with dip hem skirt, Topshop; 2. Casual floral shirt, accessorised with waist belt, women's secret; 3. Wellington boots, Hunter; 4. Cath Kidston floral bag and matching purse, Asos; 5. Fringed cotton scarf, Bimba & Lola; 6 3-D floral hairband, Laliblue; 7. Long sleeved floral dress with cinched waist; 8. Ballet pumps with bright floral print, Blanco