Earlier this spring, The New York Times reported that florals are “poised to become the new summer neutrals.” Though it’s not officially summer yet, that prediction is looking spot-on. Floral prints are so pervasive right now that even a loyal fan of regular old neutrals like me—white on white is my summer uniform—felt compelled to pick up some flora-covered finds this season. Much like leopard, camo and other patterns that are often treated as neutrals, it turns out that florals are surprisingly easy to wear. This floral-print skirt, for example, pairs well with just about every shade of tee or tank, and it can be just as easily dressed up or down.
For a summer evening in southern France, I paired this skirt with another goes-with-everything piece, a chambray shirt (the perfectly faded, oversized style I’m wearing has been called the only one you’ll ever need, and I couldn’t agree more!). There is, however, nothing neutral about these sparkly statement earrings, which add a little something extra to this laid-back summer evening ensemble.