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17 Groovy Floral Patterns for Fall and Winter: Seasonless Clothing

by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)

What are fall florals? Most of the time, when I think of clothing with flowers, I visualize something that’s meant to be worn in the spring or the summer, but that’s just not true anymore. These days, there are dresses, tunics, T-shirts, scarves, jackets, and even jeans that are made with floral fabrics that look fabulous during the darker days of fall and winter… so you can wear flowered prints all year long if you do it right.

Wait a minute… what did I just say?

There IS no such thing as a RIGHT way to wear fashion anymore. We ditched all of those boring fashion “rules” back in the 1960s, right?

clothing trends for fall

Do We Still Have Clothing You Can Only Wear During One Season?

Hey, if you’re old enough, you may remember that some wacko control freak decided it was improper to wear white shoes after Labor Day. And, women followed that ridiculous rule for years… but one day when I was in junior high, I decided to make my own fashion statement to piss off the FashionNazis.

I remember the year I stopped following the Labor Day rule. It was 1967 and I had just bought a trendy pair of “candy apple” green patent leather shoes at the same time I bought an English Mod mini dress with blue and green polka dots… and a tailored blue bow that went across the bodice. Very Mary Quant. Tres chic. Anyway, I decided to throw away all of my white shoes… and for months I wore my shiny green shoes with everything… purple velvet dresses, blue paisley miniskirts, everything. Yes, I was on a mission to wave my freak flag high. (Well, I also wore fringed moccasins, but those weren’t allowed in school.)

Fall Floral Prints

Okay, let’s come back to the reality of fall fashions for Baby Boomer women of today.

And, Even though I am still very creative about when and where and how I wear my eclectic assortment of clothing and accessories, I do believe that some floral prints work better in fall (and winter) and other floral prints look better in spring (and summer). Sure, you can wear almost any item of clothing year round, but it takes a lot of effort and a certain panache to incorporate an itsy-bitsy teeny-weenie yellow polka dot bikini into a fashion-forward après ski ensemble. Yes? (article continues)

Read more about fall floral prints on page two.

Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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  1. kay kerns

    Love all the clothes in this article...actually i wear dark florals all year round because i just feel slimmer in them...i'm trying to build a more 'seasonless' wardrobe because we arr planning a move to Phoenix, AZ so i am trying to buy clothes i can wear here in WA now and later on in AZ...my man wants to eventually have a 'snowbird' type lifestyle where we winter in AZ and summer in WA...do you have any articles about that?

    • Tina-Boomerina

      I don't have any articles about that, but it's a great idea for a post. Thanks. Sometimes I get writer's block and you just helped me.


      ps I didn't have writer's block for the last two weeks. I was visiting my daughter in LA. I would love to spend winters in Arizona. I think that sounds like a great idea. I keep thinking about selling my house in WA, moving to AZ, and getting a little Airstream trailer for summertime.