Take on this season’s prairie trend in a whole new way. Combine two main trends for spring summer 2019, linens and gingham and combine with the must-have bag of the season; wicker bags. What you have is something in between a prairie girl, the milkmaid trend, and a country girl. Add with it, an elaborate hairstyle and lots of flowers, and you have a new way to do prairie.
I love the prairie trend; I love everything about shooting it. My favourite types of shoots are elaborate, exotic and shoots that feel like they’re from the past. So, while this location might not be exotic, or to you look that elaborate, it is everything that I love when it comes to editorial shoots. But I’ve done the prairie trend a lot on this website. In fact I seem to do a variation of them once a year at least. Heck, I managed two in 2016 and done a two-parter last year that was both cowboy and prairie. So, how do I continue to shoot the prairie trend in all its evolving aspects, and not have the entire thing look dated? Well this year’s answer to the question is putting flowers in my hair. Cue the Sandy Thom song, lol.
But to be serious; I loved Rodarte’s spring/summer collection. Not so much the clothing, though they were as on-point as usual, but their hair and beauty. I loved the pink, overly done cheeks, the lips, pink eyeshadow and the masses of curls and flowers in the hair. I really loved it; and in my opinion it’s the best beauty trend for the season. I loved the idea of capturing that and combining it with the prairie/milkmaid trend.
So, this is my concept, and how I merged these two trends.
The roses, are fake rose heads, which I got from Amazon, the white baby’s breath, is actually some wedding hair accessories I got from ASOS. I just created a nice simple side plait where I wove all the flowers and baby’s breath into my hair.
I wanted to keep theo outfit more simple, so I chose this beautiful linen midi dress from Zara. It’s plain but beautiful and it has the perfect cap sleeves. I added a button-up gingham midi dress for that prairie feel. The outfit was finished off with my trusted patent heeled hiking boots with a pair of knee-high thick socks.
Cream linen dress: Zara, found here – Gingham midi button-up skirt: ASOS, found here – Cross choker necklace: New Look, old – Patent heeled hiking boots: ASOS, found here – Grey knee-high socks: H&M, old – Square wicker basket: ASOS, found here