A classic summer print that takes inspiration from nature, florals form a large part of our SS17 collection. As well as being the season that gardens burst into life, it's also time for one of our favourite events of the year: the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
From the wide array of glorious exhibitions from landscapers all over the globe to the much-anticipated visit from the Queen herself, it's an unmissable and quintessentially British event which begins this year on the 23rd May. From bold blooms to subtle motifs, discover our pick of the best Aspinal of London floral themed accessories and bags that are ideal for your trip to Chelsea Flower Show.
One of the most anticipated exhibits at this year's show is by designer Kazuyuki Ishihara. Inspired by the imperial Japanese gardens of the past, he'll be using vibrant blossoms and beautiful water features to create a peaceful haven. Channel the blossom theme with our stunning misty blue Soho Clutch or Lottie Bag in our Beautiful Soul collection. With both exquisite designs featuring a backdrop of soft blue, they're then taken to another level by the delicate white blossom print that is synonymous to Japan in the spring months.
With its sweet vintage inspired silhouette and gorgeous hydrangea design, our Beautiful Soul Mini Trunk Clutch in blossom pink is the ideal bag for summer events (including RHS Chelsea Flower Show!). A classic summer bloom that comes in a variety of shades and is a real favourite at flower markets, keep an eye out for hydrangeas at the 500 Years of Covent Garden exhibit and other gardens at the show. If you are attending and rain is unfortunately on the horizon, keep dry and stylish in our matching hydrangea print Beautiful Soul Stand Up Umbrella.
Versatile and gorgeous, silk scarves are an essential accessory in the warmer months and the ideal way to inject florals into your summer outfits without going for an all-over print. Just like the grand array of flowers featured in the Great Pavilion at Chelsea Flower Show, our Aspinal of London Bouquet of Flowers Silk Scarves are awash with colours that will perfectly compliment your SS17 wardrobe. With so many ways to style a scarf, you'll be able to tie your favourite in your hair, loop it around your handbag or use it as a pretty bracelet on your wrist.
How to style your scarf
Here, Fashion and Travel blogger, Stephanie Peers shows us how to style your scarf in a stylish french twist.
Fold your scarf into a triangle then fold the long side over, roughly 2 inches.
Keep folding until you reach the end of your scarf, you should be left with a long 2 inch wide band.
Centre the scarf in front of your neck, then wrap the ends back around, so they reach the front. Finally tie these ends together on the side to create a chic knot.
If bold florals aren't your style but you'd still like to get on board with this pretty seasonal trend, our range of Aspinal of London floral embossed handbags and accessories could be just the thing. Coming in summery pastel shades like pretty blush pink and beautiful misty blue, channel seasonal blooms on your trip to Chelsea with a spacious Aspinal Essential Tote or a sophisticated Continental Clutch Zip Wallet.