This isn’t a regular mini-summer top. This is a cool one.

Among the most prevalent trends for Spring/Summer 2023 is the increase in feminine floral additions, as seen with Prada, Magda Butrym, Loewe, Tyler McGillivary, and others. In parallel, throughout the past few seasons, hyperrealist and surreal fashion has been on the rise. And what better way to celebrate summer than with a larger-than-life flower top?

You can choose from various bold and bright prints and pair them with light and airy fabrics – it’s all about having fun and being creative. While florals can seem like a trend that’s too on the nose for warmer seasons, their timeless appeal lies in their malleable nature of being delicate, feminine, and bold.

But florals this season are fresher than ever, and it’s no prim and proper brunch at the country club type of vibe.

And if your personality intersects with lazy yet has-to-look-great-24/7, this floral top trend is your saving grace. If you’re looking for something classy and more on the polished end, Cult Gaia, PatBo, and Mango all have that classy and almost “safe” tops that work with this trend. But if you like to get kooky with your looks, look no further than the whimsical shops of Tyler McGillivary, Gianluca Capannolo, and of course, Loewe.

٥. KHAMSA’S TOP PICKS:

Here are some of our favourites, curated just for you:

AREA’s Mussel Flower crystal-trim top is the perfect top for a night out.

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PUCCI’s flower-detailing cropped top is the one for a dainty day look.

Shop here.

Magda Butrym’s (a.k.a, the rose queen) cropped floral-appliqué top is 70s Disco.

Shop here.

If you like to get a little campy, Moschino’s floral-appliqué cropped top is the most fun you could have.

Shop here.

Cynthia Rowley’s floral-appliqué organza bandeau top is a light and dreamy delight.

Shop here.

And yes, florals might not be “groundbreaking”, but 3D flowers are.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.
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