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17 Groovy Floral Patterns for Fall and Winter: Seasonless Clothing

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Fall Prints Are Usually Muted and/or Dark

To me, the easiest fall floral prints and patterns are either darker or more muted than spring or summer prints. And, because fashion fabrics sort of imitate the seasons, the traditional clothing colors of autumn include moss greens, glowing golds, pumpkin oranges, warm browns, unique pinks, warm beiges, teal-feel blues, grayish plums, rich reds and burgundies, softened or charcoaled grays, and other hues like that. But, I don’t want to limit you color-wise… because fashion is meant to be creative and fun. Lots of “autumn” colors can be worn year round, and many fiery, vibrant hues can produce a fabulous, brilliant autumn warmth that makes your skin glow when everyone is sallow from a lack of vitamin D.

See the photo at the top of the page for a small collection (fall/winter 2013-14) of floral prints and color combos that would be easy to incorporate into your fall (and winter) wardrobe.

1. Bon Marche blue floral top – This comes in plus sizes.

2. Heatons coral and peach scarf – Throw this over any print for a boho look.

3. River Island fall kimono – Mums are the quintessential autumn flower.

4. Heatons tapestry skirt – This is a perfect example of a great fall color combination.

5. Heatons floral dress – The deep purples and rich golds make a perfect fall palette.

6. Fennwrightmanson blue dress – The colors are bright but the effect is subdued and muted.

7. Debenham floral dress – Various shades of gray are always perfect for fall.

8. Apricot pansy dress – The dark background keeps this from being too summery.

9. Monsoon Asian print dress – The blues, golds, and pinks come together to create a nicely muted whole.

10. Oliver Bonas floral dress – Check out how the geometric background keeps the print from becoming too cutesy (precious).

Year Round Fashion

I just want to remind you that if you are experimental with your clothing combinations, you can wear almost any print during any season. There are a few exceptions: sailboat prints look weird on snowy days, snowman prints look weird in July... well, you get my drift.

Other than that I would love to see more older women playing with their clothes. Think of each piece as part of a paint palette... or a quilt... or a mix and match set of bedding and towels. If you can do it in your house... with the pillows on your couch... you can sure as freak learn to be creative with your prints and patterns. And hats. And shoes. And handbags. And scarves.....

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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.