I hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing Saturday. Today’s post is a style post, all about one of my favourite trends ever – boho. I absolutely adore everything about the ’70’s folk style, from the rustic, earthy colours to the paisley prints. Boho has been popular for as long as I can remember but I’ve really noticed its presence this season, especially in designer collections. Here’s some bohemian pieces from the most luxurious of designer brands’ A/W ’15 collections, which I spotted in this month’s edition of British Vogue;
I love the rustic colours and oriental feel to this Gucci A/W shot, incorporating lots of aspects of the bohemian trend.
Burberry’s use of this season’s fave – suede, is simply gorgeous, the plum and tan tones complement the folk prints beautifully.
Chloè are nailing the trend with an alternative colour scheme, navy and neutrals, their choice of outerwear, overcoats and waistcoats giving the look a very 1970’s feel.
Alberta Ferretti brings a dramatic element to the boho trend, there’s a stunningly gothic feel to this look from their A/W collection, the embroidered design and suede details finishing it to perfection.
As gorgeous as these looks are, unfortunately the majority of us, myself included, can ill afford such beautiful things (*crying emoji*). However, have no fear, Jacqueline is here! I’ve gathered up some of my favourite bohemian pieces that are much more affordable, while taking lots of inspiration from the designer versions. My pieces range from bargain buys and vintage to some of our favourite high street stores, (think River Island, ASOS, etc.).
First up we have these BEAUTIFUL 1970’s retro patterned cigarette trousers from River Island. I picked them up for €50 in May and they’re one of my all time favourite buys from RI (and trust me there’s been A LOT). They’re such a flattering fit and can easily be dressed up or down. They also had a blazer in the same print. I would team these pants with suede in basic tones, black or nude, allowing the vibrant print to be the focal point of the outfit.
Next, the absolutely gorgeous vintage folklore embroidered tea dress I got from Luna Spirit Vintage. They’re a UK based vintage store, specialising in ’70’s vintage pieces. This dress caught my eye immediately with the amazing floral embroidered collar. Such a dress can be worn in so many different ways and it’s an ideal take on the boho trend for anyone who’s a little eccentric like myself.
If you’re on a budget but still looking to nail the boho trend, this suede tan shift dress from Penneys is perfect, a steal at just €18. I featured it in my previous post on how to style this season’s suede trend, and I’ve included one of the looks above. It incorporates the boho colours and fabrics with a modern feel, the pointed lace up flats oozing sass.
For me, the perfect choice of footwear with any bohemian outfit is a pair of chunky boot heels. These ones are the ASOS Astro boots in black, which have been super popular with many bloggers. I love this style of boot as it can be taken from day to night, summer to autumn to winter.
Accessories-wise, this embellished hair piece from River Island is super cute and perfect if you want to test out the boho trend before diving in. It was reduced to just €4 in the RI sale a while back and they always have tons of gorgeous statement jewellery and headpieces in their clearance sales so take a peak!
Thanks for reading my post, I hope you enjoyed it and got lots of ideas on how to take on the bohemian trend yourself. Any questions feel free to drop them below.
Until next time,