We’re just going to come out and say it: they were adorable while they lasted but this summer we’re jumping on the anti-flower crown bandwagon, and we invite you to jump on with us. Sure, they may conjure up imagery of 70’s hippies and ethereal fairytale characters (not to mention the masses at Coachella) but now, 5 years on, they’ve become about as basic as drinking a pumpkin spice latte while wearing Uggs and Lululemon yoga pants. Don’t do it people.
It’s time to move on, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still incorporate flowers into your getup next time you’re heading to a hedonistic festival or wedding this summer. Lately we’ve seen sleuths of models and celebrities rocking floral in a whole new way, putting a modern spin on this romantic style and reinventing the dreaded crown into something all the more tantalising.
Think fresh roses woven delicately into a heidi braid, embellished buns and cascading ponies subtly dotted with wildflowers; and if all else fails, why not just OD on baby’s breath like the impish models strutting down Rodarte’s F/W ‘17 Haute Couture show. Short hair or long, there’s so many ways to rock flowers this summer that don’t involve emulating a funeral wreath. Not sure how to pull it off yourself? Next time you’re booking in for an updo, bring along some freshly cut flowers and ask your stylist to work their magic. You’ll be looking like a pastoral pinup in no time…
By Rebecca Hoffnung