Ah, summer…the official season of musical festivals and the perfect season to channel your inner hippie chick.
The bohemian trend has seen a great evolution in recent seasons. When the style originated in the 1960s and ‘70s, it was more about a free-spirited lifestyle. Then a few years ago, Sienna Miller kick-started “boho-chic” with her effortless combination of gypsy and luxe. Head-to-toe bohemian can seem a bit outdated these days, but when infused with a little rock ‘n roll, it becomes modern and relevant.
Accessories, as always, are the easiest way to segue into a trend. Start with an ensemble of denim cutoffs and flowy print tunics. Blend in traditional bohemian accents such as fringe and leather in the form of a handbag or hair accessories. Then balance the look with harder elements like studs and metal.
As with clothing, jewelry is all about layers. Pile on the wooden bangles, beads and friendship bracelets. Mix in gold coins or natural stones to highlight the vibrant colors of your clothing.
Boho-rock is an unstudied mix of inspirations and trends. Stylistas like Kate Moss, Mischa Barton and Mary-Kate Olsen are big proponents of haute hippie. They prove that to perfect the look is to embrace your own individuality. So go wild, child.
Read on for my top boho-rock picks!
Tuleste Market Antique Coin Necklace, $158. I’m kind of obsessed with this versatile piece. Wear it with ethnic prints, solids and even nautical stripes.
Nine West Fortunato Boot, $325. A slouchy silhouette is casual but the over-the-knee takes it to a higher level. Fab with a sweet floral mini.
Urban Outfitters Double Braided Headwrap, $10. Braided headbands across the forehead are also all the rage, though tricky to pull off. Confidence is crucial.
Bernardo Mojo Sandal, $124. This is a great summer basic that will give you tons of mileage.
Alex and Ani Joie De Vivre Expandable Bangle Set, $268. Adorn your arm with these as a base for the other bracelets you collect through the summer.
Bop Basics Toyo Braid Sunhat, $80. A chic topper is necessary to block the rays.
House of Harlow Plated Feather Earrings, $72. A statement piece from the queen of boho chic herself, Nicole Richie, will carry you through the seasons.
Matiko Vaughn Wedge, $168. Would Penny Lane rock these?
Urban Renewal Fringe Bag, $38. This recycled cross-body is equal parts earthy and bad ass.
Free People Niki Round Sunglasses, $18. Nothing says summer like fun, oversized sunnies.
– PAULA LEE