There is a general notion among men, or people for that matter, that floral prints are meant for women or bed linen or curtains etc.
The idea of men wearing florals is something that is often looked down upon or is sometimes even laughed at.
There are also a lot of people who stereotype men who have somehow found the audacity to wear florals, to be gay.
So the reasons for men not to wear florals prints are aplenty. Is there any substance in these notions?
That needs to be pondered upon. I mean who decides these clothing norms for men and women?
If you ask me, I would say, to hell with these “gender based fashion police”!
It’s summer time and it is the season for bright colors and floral prints. And men should have no reason to hesitate in wearing florals.
So this goes for all those men who are ready to take the risk and break the myth that florals are only meant for women
Tips for men on how to rock florals
Now when I say florals, you don’t have to think about the loud and bright flowers that you’ve probably seen on your girlfriend’s or sister’s dresses. If you want to keep it subtle and soft, you can always go for small floral motifs over a single base color. There are many luxury clothing brands that have floral lines of clothing for men, some of which have managed to give it a contemporary look with subtle motifs. So, if you want to play it safe, you can definitely go for some of those.
Another thing that you could do, and this applies to any kind of clothing that you’re looking to wear, is to keep yourself updated on the latest trends in the fashion world concerning your area of interest. If you’re looking to wear florals for example, you need to know what exactly the trending styles in florals are for men that you could totally rock.
The different options
Florals need not always be on a T-shirt or a shirt. You have a lot of other options.
You can get floral printed pants for a more casual and punk look. It’s great for the summers.
You can also wear floral printed scarves as well as bags or shoes with floral prints. Now this is something that requires some guts, considering the general societal notion. But let me tell you, once the preconceived norm is broken, you’re gonna be the trend setter.
Floral shirts for men have been in fashion, but have been associated with Hawaiin look. Now that need not be so. You can wear floral shirts on formal occasions as well, by pairing it with skinny pants or jeans and a jacket.
The important thing to remember while wearing florals is that you need to pair it with the right items of clothing and accessories in order to keep it balanced.
Florals are indeed a must have in every wardrobe, not just women. After all, fashion is all about creativity and experimentation, so guys, give it a shot.
Image source: https://www.thetrendspotter.net/2016/01/street-style-trends-mens-fashion-week-aw16.html