Early morning church bells wake me up on the first day of May. I run to the bathroom hoping that none of my sisters entered before me, bathe myself in the warm water of summer, and slip into my good boy Sunday look. From the fridge, I take my basket of flowers picked the day before along the streets of my little hometown to shower to the sweet Virgin Mary at the end of the morning mass.
Whoever thought of making floral prints a trend for spring and summer deserves to be recognized for making this fashion phenomenon still a closet staple from I-don’t-know-how-many years ago until today. Ignore the cynical Miranda Priestly remark about florals being such a groundbreaking idea for the season. I mean, it only sounded sarcastic because people have been lured by this trend for decades.
Being a basic summerboy myself, I have always leaned towards prints and color when I am not in my default vampire mode. Which, then, leads to setting aside everything dark-toned [although I love them so much] and experiment on lighter and brighter hues that confuse me whether I am tan or still fair – either way, I’m all good [I’m a summerboy, duh].
This H&M floral sleeveless top is a lucky snag since I got it on sale and it was hanging all by itself. As soon as I veered my eyes to its direction, I literally ran towards the rack to get it and took it straight to the cashier. It was riveting enough to turn me into Usain Bolt. Ideas rocketed unprecedentedly and creatively as vibrant and as festive as the shirt’s color combination.
For this look, I chose to tone the outfit down by putting the limelight solely to the top and let the rest be clean and soft. It makes the outfit look less tacky and refreshing. The vintage frames, the white shorts, and mandals give the look just the right amount of summer and sophistication.
Then Lady Gaga’s Summerboy started playing. I was taken back to a 1950-something era. Wherever you look, everything has a touch of some daisies or roses or irises, any of those romantic flowers. Floral prints became such a viable trend, even men want to wear them.
“Don’t be sad when the sun goes down, you’ll wake up and I’m not around
Ive got to go oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
We’ll still have the summer after all…”
Outfil details: Tank top from H&M; Shorts from Mizuno; Stack bracelets from SM Accessories; Black Bracelet (gift); Vintage sunglasses; Mandals from Zalora