SUMMER | FLORALS

June 14, 2017

As many of you know, I don’t do florals. Have you ever seen florals on my feed? Okay, maybe once or twice. But never more than that. Until now…lately I’ve been giving florals another look and I blame summer for this transition.

Summer evokes bright and light colors, flowy dresses, lightweight pieces, and florals. When I saw this top from Petersyn on Shopbop, I knew I would love it. Not so much for the floral print (that was an added bonus), but for the exaggerated, puffed shoulders and ruffle trim on the sleeves. I knew it was a statement top that would give my petite frame a little more boss-like stance.

One way I styled this top was with my classic, high waisted Levi’s 501 jeans. I have been wearing these jeans non-stop since I got them. They are my first pair of Levi’s and I don’t know how I lived without them all this time. This look is perfect for daytime keeping it casual but chic.

/ Outfit 1 /
Top | Petersyn
Jeans | Levi’s
Watch | Cluse
Necklace | Miranda Fry Jewelry
Sunglasses | Gentle Monster
Bag | Lola Cruz
Shoes | Christian Louboutin

To take this blouse down a notch, I wore it with some white denim cut-offs and my favorite white mules. Nothing screams summer than a pair of cut-offs and some fun sunglasses.

/ Outfit 2 /
Top | Petersyn
Shorts | Lulu’s
Watch | Cluse
Earrings | Bauble Bar
Sunglasses | Zero UV
Necklace | Gorjana
Bag | Lola Cruz
Shoes | Topshop
* Photos by Lisa Chen *

Not only did this floral blouse make my wardrobe a little less basic, it taught me a very important lesson. That you can’t confine your style into this or that but rather be open to possibilities. You never know what you may like or what you can pull off unless you give it a try.

That being said, I won’t wear just any and all floral prints. Below are some of my favorite florals to rock.

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42 comments

Mariann Yip June 14, 2017 at 8:45 am

Those sleeves are absolutely amazing! I am obsessed with florals and that top is perfect to wear for all occasions in the summer 🙂

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Samantha Mariko June 14, 2017 at 8:47 am

I’m totally digging the classic look of these Levi’s jeans, and they just look sooo good with the floral top! They go hand in hand 🙂 The white shorts also give it a fresh, summery vibe to the floral!
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Jessi Malay June 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm

That top is too cute babe! I love how it combines such a delicate print with those bold sleeves and neckline. Awesome look for summer <3

XO, Jessi
http://www.mywhitet.com/fathers-day-gift-guide/

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Raysa Garcia June 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

I love how you styled this cute floral top!! And I’m literally obsessed with those Levis’ jeans.
Hope you are having a great week. 🙂
Xx, Raysa

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Gracie June 14, 2017 at 5:54 pm

That top looks so summery and cool. I think the reason I like it too is because it is not a loud floral. Great choice.

Xxgracie

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Jasmine K June 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Florals are so cute and perfect for the summer. I love the floral top paired with the white denim shorts!

– Jasmine K
http://www.myeunoia.com

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Jenn Hanft June 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm

Florals are the perfect print for Spring and Summer! I love how you paired them with those Levi’s. I won’t wear just any floral pattern either, so totally digging some of your picks!! Though I love denim, I think the white cut off shorts are really making your ensemble pop for Summer! I should get a pair of white ones myself. Hehe 🙂

With love, Jenn
https://www.jubilantdose.com/

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Jessie June 14, 2017 at 11:15 pm

This floral top is so cute, but yet so outrageously bold!! I love the wild shoulders, it creates this #girlboss look but yet so feminine with the floral prints! Such a piece to have for this summer. I really need to venture out from my comfort zone and get some stylish pieces into my closet! Thanks for the inspirations girl!

xx, Jessie
http://4evajessie.com/getting-beach-ready-with-na-kd/

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Jo June 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm

That top is incredible! What a gorgeous summer statement maker! Summer is such a great time to try new things and let loose a little bit more sartorially. I too find myself trying things I normally wouldn’t around this time of year. You look so fab in both looks, babe!

xo, Jo
http://www.cutandchic.com

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Bernice June 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm

I love the splash of yellow floral on your blouse and how summery it is! Perfect top for a nice day out xx

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Kate Tik June 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

I am in love with this outfit, Such a cool, and beautiful top. I think the sleeves really do elevate the entire look. Thanks so much for sharing such dreamy content.

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Deddeh Howard June 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

But this print looks so amazing on you and I love how you can dress it up and down.

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Sharon Wu June 15, 2017 at 8:44 pm

i don’t know many people who rock the color yellow but you definitely do babe! i love this top on you — it’s so refreshing and perfect for summer. the print is beautiful too! wonderful look as always, christine. i hope you’re having a great week! xo, sharon

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Manda June 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

I love that you did this floral! I’m the biggest fan of dark florals but have a tougher time with loving light florals so i understand! The sleeves of this Petersyn top really take it up a notch of ten. Pairing the Levis with it was perfect (love the shade of the denim) and the heels really balanced it out! The second look is incredible as well and a perfect summer weekend look! You totally rock some florals and as always you are beautiful!

Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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Jessica June 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

What a gorgeous floral print – perfect for summer! I also adore those slides!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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Eliza June 17, 2017 at 6:14 am

I’m all about floral pieces and this top looks simply chic! I love the sleeve elements, and the way you styled it with these simple plain jeans and the nude heels definitely adds some bossy vibes to this look.

Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

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Susanne - Bag at you June 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

I’m happy that you reconsidered florals as they look so good on you!! Love it with the high waisted jeans and that bag complements it in the most elegant way! Hope you have the best Sunday! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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Candace June 18, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Believe me when I say I am also not the biggest fan of florals. I’ll sneak a little into my look here and there, but I’m definitely not rocking them every day, all day. It was a great choice for you to step out of your comfort zone with this one. Definitely loving both looks, but I’m leaning more towards the one with the Levi’s 🙂

http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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Jennifer Lee Quattrucci June 19, 2017 at 6:08 am

Dear Christine,
I absolutely love both outfits but what I love most is your message about not confining yourself to a certain look or piece or confining yourself to stay away from a certain style.
This floral top by Petersym is really a pretty mix of color and pattern paired up with denim. I’m drawn to the elegance of the Miranda Fry necklace. It’s really unique and looks great on you! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Yours truly,
Jennifer

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Amy June 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Wow! I really love you in florals Christine! Just goes to show your style is SO versatile and honestly you look good in anything ; ) love the denim combo as well!

xx, Amy
http://www.theluxilook.com

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Lily Rose June 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Woah girl. You look like a total boss babe in this look. I never noticed before why I love statement sleeve tops so much but now you mention it, it’s so true. I’m petite too so a statement top like this with the puffed shoulders and ruffle trim on the sleeves would give my frame such a nice boss stance. I love it! And floral is my favorite actually. Also those mules are too cute, the casual vibe really balances out the outfit!

-Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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Aimara June 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm

So true! Miracles happen out of our comfort zones an that applies to everything! Even fashion 🙂
I’m glad you did because even though the print has not been your top choice in the past, the style of the top is totally you!
Love both ways you style this beauty and your top picks!
XO
Aimara
http://www.waysofstyle.com

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Tandya June 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

You look amazing in florals, and the balloon sleeves on this blouse are everything!
I used to hate wearing red, but lately I’m kind of warming up to it. It is good to add something out of the ordinary to your wardrobe.
I love how you styled this top in two ways. Those cut off shorts are perfect for this heat wave!
Also, your Lola Cruz crossbody is adorable!

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Aurela lacaj June 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

I am like you girl, I prefer monochrome look to floral or colourful pieces. But I agree, this floral top looks so pretty on you and the puffy sleeves are the perfect detail to say yes to florals. I love the Levis denim, I used to own a few pair but I gave them to my sisters and now I regret it. You look amazing in both outfits. Also adore those slides !! Too bad we couldn’t meet in Vancouver. Would it have been amazing to met you in person. Hopefully you are coming back when is much warmer:)
Aurel x
http://www.aurelafashionista.com

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Aurela lacaj June 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

I am like you girl, I prefer monochrome look to floral or colourful pieces. But I agree, this floral top looks so pretty on you and the puffy sleeves are the perfect detail to say yes to florals. I love the Levis denim, I used to own a few pair but I gave them to my sisters and now I regret it. You look amazing in both outfits. Also adore those slides !! Too bad we couldn’t meet in Vancouver. Would it have been amazing to met you in person. Hopefully you are coming back when is much warmer:)
Aurela x
http://www.aurelafashionista.com

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Maggie June 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

You know it’s funny because the past year, I wasn’t really into florals at all and then Bam! My Instagram is flooded with florals. Haha. I love this top! It’s a bit avant garde and not the typical floral blouse. Super cute! Also, can I saw I’m just in love with those bow slides! They’re super adorable!

xoxo,
Maggie S.
❤Clothestomidnight.com

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Lauren Nakagawa June 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Can I just say how much I love your high waisted denim? Love it with the florals and glad you styled it two ways!

xx
Lauren
http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

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sophie June 20, 2017 at 8:07 am

I really love your top especially with the pants.It just looks so amazing.So vibrant.
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Nina Nguyen June 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

Babe you always have the best outfits! I love how versatile this top is. I just love floral print!!
xx- Nina

http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2017/06/shopping-on-budget.html

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Maryam June 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

You are right girl, I don’t recall ever seeing you in florals. But you should definitely wear more of it. This top looks so stunning on you and I love how you’ve styled both looks, but the shorts are my favorite. Summer chic!

xx, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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Saida - She talks Glam June 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm

I have been obsessing over all your pretty blouses on IG these days, they are so pretty and unconventional, I love the volume created by the puffed sleeves and the fact that you can dress it up or down depending on the bottoms you pair it with. Those Levis fit you like a glove and I know the feeling of falling in love with a pair of jeans and want to live in them all day long, haha! Hope you are having a great week, lovely Christine

Much love from England

Saida | She talks Glam

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Michelle June 21, 2017 at 4:32 am

I think it’s good to mix it up and try something new every so often. I’m loving the florals on you. So pretty and romantic and perfect for summer! But I totally agree – you can’t wear just any floral. Love your picks! And can we talk about that bag??!! So cute!
XO
http://www.lehoarder.com/

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wanderlustts June 21, 2017 at 8:15 am

Hahaha omg you’re right! I rarely do see you in floral prints (mostly denim hehe)! But i’m totally feeling this, it’s a nice change of pace. I love how the sleeves are puffed, it seems to be really in style these days along with the ruffle style tops I keep seeing on IG lately!
overall love this look and the bright vibes i’m getting. Also a big fan of that cute bag !

Wanderlustts
http://www.wanderlustts.com

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Open Kloset June 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

Hey Love,
Hows you?
Love the Petersyn Floral Top on you and Well I know you are not a Big Floral Fan but Looks Fantastic on you.
Love the White Denim Combination, Makes Amazing contrast with the Floral Top:)
That Top actually is super Unique, Love the Puffed Sleeves and the Front Details:)
Love Kisses
Open Kloset By Karina
Happy Day

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Vanessa June 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

Hey girl, you should wear more floral prints, because you look amazing! That top is beyond pretty, its dramatic sleeves make this piece totally unique and chic. Love both looks, but the second one wearing white shorts is my favorite. It totally screams summer! Love your post, as always!

Vanessa

http://thefashionstatement.net

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Eva June 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Looking good both outfits. Your Levi’s is really timeless. Very cute also with the shorts . The shopping selection have awesome items ☺️ Great work ❤️
XX
Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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Chloe June 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm

The blouse is sooo cute! I am really diggin’ the print and the sleeves! Love the different ways you styled it! 😉

xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/styling-silky-textures/

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Jacqueline June 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

I am loving summer florals so much. And that top is serious perfection. I love how you paired it with those Levi’s. They fit you perfectly. I need to get myself a pair. And more floral tips because I’m in serious need

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Warren Pasi June 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Loving the summer florals! The top is super cute and perfect with those levis white shorts! great srtyling babe XOWP

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Sheree June 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

I am right there with you on florals…haven’t been a big fan (have you seen any florals on my feed?) I think it is one of those things I see other people wear it and it really just works on them, but on me I end up looking like a duvet cover straight out of Shabby Chic. This top is so pretty on you, I can see why the puffy sleeves adds that extra style and edge. Petersyn makes great stuff with all their ruffle tops and I have a skirt from them and love it, will prob buy more of their collections.

~ xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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Kierra June 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Florals are not a bad trend to get involved in. Florals do look good for any season I think, and it also depends on the colors of the florals you are wearing. I think this floral look you are wearing would also look good in the fall time when we are transitioning from summer to fall. I love florals, but sometimes it can be hard to find the right print or right style that goes well with your body type or skin color. I’m planning to shop more florals when I get the chance just to add some new to my closet.

I’m also a big fan of that bag and your denim jeans. They look great on you.

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Ana Vukosavljevic June 23, 2017 at 4:05 am

Florals are a must have when it comes to spring and summer, I love wearing them!

I’m crazy about your top btw!

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