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How to wear florals this summer

With a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of glamour, florals this season really are groundbreaking.

Tumble down the rabbit hole into a world of whimsical yet wearable finds – a floral fantasy land of form, texture and print.

Stylist: Louise Hilsz. Photographer: Guy Coombes. Production: Naomi Larkin. Model: Liv at 62 Models. Hair and make-up: Tony Thorn. Shot on location at Sculptureum.

Balance double florals with plenty of texture and a ladylike silhouette.

Cardigan, $160, and dress, $220, by Annah Stretton. Necklaces, $649 and $2,282, by Ikecho Pearls. Clutch, $198, from Modes.

Now is the time to embrace colour! Play with several shades of blush and use accessories to add glamour.

Cardigan, $199, by Loobie’s Story. Shorts, $159, by Kowtow. Necklace, $499, and bag, $299, by La Source.

Matching your accessories to the hues in your prints gives a polished look.

Dress, $220, by Scope. Headpiece, $800, by Natalie Chan. Earrings, $599, by Swarovski. Heels, $200, by Merchant 1948.

When wearing applique flowers, keep your silhouette classic to avoid looking like a cake.

Dress, $749, by Trelise Cooper. Bracelet, $199, by Swarovski. Heels, $299, by Chaos & Harmony.

Try using edgy, sculptural jewelry to balance out the girly.

Dress, $998, from Modes. Earrings, $99, from La Source. Ring, $299, by Nick Von K.

When in doubt, go big or go home.

Dress, $1,298, from Modes. Earrings, $249, by Dyrberg/Kern. Heels, $349, by Kathryn Wilson.

Long line draping looks amazing in soft, light fabrics for the warmer weather.

Dress, $4,980, and boots, $4,270, by Prada. Gucci sunglasses, $POA, from Sunglass Bar. Scarf, $230, bag, $510, and bag charm, $255, by Deadly Ponies for My Little Pony.

Try clashing colours – you’ll end up with a modern look that is a little less tea-party.

Jacket, $699, and skirt, $499, by Trelise Cooper. Shirt, $399, by Ingrid Starnes. Earrings, $219, by Dyrberg/Kern. Heels, $329, by Chaos & Harmony.

Giant-flower accessories are an easy nod to the trend without breaking the bank.

Top, $219, by Isaac & Lulu. Skirt, $295, and headpiece, $295, by Natalie Chan. Necklace, $499, by La Source. Loafers, $415, by Karen Walker.

Bright, tropical florals lend themselves to a more casual resort look.

Top, $290, by Verge. Pants, $189, by Curate. Headpiece, $300, by Natalie Chan. Bracelet, $379, by Dyrberg/Kern. Heels, $349, by Kathryn Wilson.

Ditch the red lippie and find your perfect shade of bright pink.

Top and skirt, $7,000, by Natalie Chan. Earrings, $249, by Dyrberg/Kern. Bag, $589, from Modes. Heels, $349, by Kathryn Wilson. Slip stylist’s own.

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