The elusive floral print may usually be reserved for summer, but, luckily for us fashion fanatics, it translates quite fabulously into the more muted hues of AW too. However, such prints are typically tailored to ladieswear, with little sight of them in any high street menswear hot lists. Thankfully, the ever reliable River Island has answered our printed prayers with the addition of this floral shirt to its latest collection. A sartorial steal at €55, the quality and finish of the piece offer a designer feel without the hefty price tag, and will be a very welcome addition to any winter wardrobe!
While this shirt would work wonderfully with simple black jeans and say, a bulked-up khaki bomber, today I opted for a dressed up look- ‘Sunday best’ wasn’t coined for sweatpants! I wanted to bring out the delicious crimson hues of the shirt, thus I based the other pieces of my ensemble on the distinctive colours that punctuate the print. These berry chinos from H&M were a rich addition to the look, and blended seamlessy with my plum River Island blazer.
Tan River Island brogues (€45) toned down the busy bloom of my statement shirt, while this peachy €6 lapel pin, also from River Island, lifted the block colour of my blazer. Finally, a silk burgundy pocket square added the finishing touch to my dapper details, allowing this floral fancy to blossom.
So gentlemen, pop into River Island today to fall head first into some stand-out statement florals!