Style Theory: Summer Boho.... Romantic, laid back, neutral colours in fluid fabrics, clothes that are comfortable and look cool. Think broderie anglais, gentle frills, natural fabric.....
The boho look had been around forever, re-surfacing in the 90s with Kate Moss and Sienna Miller leading the renaissance at 90s Festivals and parties. This year Boho on the high street is heavily influenced by Isabel Marant. Slouchy, laid back tailoring in pale pinks, nudes and whites, tops have transparent panels and feature lace and frills, skirts are no longer ankle length but shorter, cuter fluted edges. These fluid looks are to be worn with distressed jeans/jean shorts and add an edge with a pair of killer heels or statement sandals. Like winter and spring it is all about juxtaposing the slouchy with tailored.
Here is some inspiration from the Streetstylers:
As we get nearer the summer there will be more and more beautiful boho inspired tops and dresses on the High Street but here are a selection of my favourites so far....
|Free People Cutwork Top £138|
|Zara Romantic Lace Blouse £29.99|
|Mango Ruffled Slub Top £19.99|
|FP One Paisley Dress £98|
|FP Embroidered Eyelet Blouse £98|
|Zara Top with Lace Front £39.99|
|Jack Wills Leckwith Top £49.50|
|River Island Blue Chambray Lace Insert Top £20|
|River Island Cream Metallic Embroidered Top £22|
The tops above would look great with a pair of distressed skinny jeans and some cool, statement sandals see the H&M ones below...
|Zara Dress with chain shoulder £35.99|
|Zara Cotton Poplin top|
|&Other Stories Cotton Maxi Dress £45|
|Jack Wills Ellingdon Dress £39.50|
I would wear the dressed with a pair of tan statement sandals, I love and have just bought these:
|H&M Leather Sandals £39.99|
They are super flattering on the ankle and are the softest leather, a really reasonable price too!
There will be lots more on my wishlist for summer, I am feeling after dipping my toe in the boho vibe last year I will be going for it this year!
My Style this week:
It has been a week of contrasts...I wore these outfits to a couple of press days at the beginning of the week and the rest of the time I have been out with the kids, picnics, Chessington etc:
Jacket (Under trench): Henri Lloyd
|Jacket: Emu AW14 collection|
Biker Jacket (just seen): Asos
|Outfit as above|
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Another week left of Easters holidays so it is all go round here at the moment!
Have you started buying for summer yet or are you sticking to jumpers for the time being as the weather cannot make up it's mind! Will you be wearing the Boho look?
As always I would love to hear your comments, til the next time Frances x