If personal style blogs are to be believed, a lot of women spent a large part of last summer prancing around the woods with giant flower garlands on their heads.
The trouble with this, of course, is that personal style blogs possibly AREN’T a great indication of what people who AREN’T bloggers are actually wearing. We saw dozens of photos of bloggers apparently wearing this look in day-to-day life, for instance, but we’ve yet to see someone standing in line at the post office, or wandering around the supermarket looking like an extra from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This begs the question: are people actually wearing flower garlands? IS there a way to make this look work outside of a summer festival, say… or a woodland glade?
Flower garlands at ASOS
We ask this question for two reasons. The first is just plain curiosity. We think this is a really pretty, summery look, both on the models shown above, and on the various bloggers we’ve seen wearing it, but a garland is a pretty ostentatious kind of accessory, and we just don’t think it seems like the kind of thing you could wear without attracting a huge amount of negative attention. In the environs of the Fashion Police HQ, for instance (Which is, admittedly, probably not representative of the style-conscious world in general), passers-by would crack up with laughter if you were to try to walk down the street with a crown of flowers on your head. At the aforementioned summer festival, however, it might look a whole lot more natural and wearable.
Oh, and the second reason we want to know what you think of flower garlands? They’re making a comeback for summer 2013, so you can expect to see a lot more of them: in magazines, and at sites like ASOS.com, at least. Do you want to see more of them in your own closet, though? Tell us…