Festival and Street Bohemian Chic

Festival and Street Bohemian Chic

Spring is here, and along with it festival season. Whether you’re on your way to Coachella, Bottlerock, or just UC Davis Picnic Day, boho is a popular look for spring and summer.
Boho (short for Bohemian) is a flashback to the carefree looks of the ’70s: flowy silhouettes; artisan, tribal, and ethnic patterns and prints; fringe, lace, and romantic florals. Today Anthropologie, Free People, and Haute Hippie characterize the way we wear the look today. High end designers like Isabel Marant embrace the look; and even Tory Burch’s tunic tops have their roots in boho chic.
The key to pulling off boho has a lot to do with your figure type and your age – in this series of posts we’ll explore how to make the look work for you and showcase some cool pieces in the store now that will help you put together a signature look.indie_ella_leena_top_2Jamie-Chung-floral-top-and-cutoff-shorts
Let’s get to the basics!

For everyone, proportion is key.  Peasant blouses paired with romantic skirts or soft printed pants can look frumpy rather than flowy. Instead, pair a peasant inspired top over your skinnies or a more form fitting top over a flowy skirt or loose flowing pants. kimono-crew-neck-t-shirt-skinny-jeans-ankle-boots-tote-bag-hat-original-10015

Or try just one piece, like a cool kimono inspired jacket over a tank and skinny jeans to pick up the vibe.

indie_ella_paisley_2To keep the it modern, not costumey don’t go for a head-to-toe look. Try a bootie or bag with some fringe, or a fitted floral jacket to add some structure. A tunic top in a woven fabric with embroidered motifs can give also provide length and structure to your look. If you’re height challenged, try a chunky platform sandal.tumblr_o3rqcwBN9e1qkv30do1_1280

Accents of Native American silver and turquoise, African beads, semi-precious stones, handmade or antique pieces are all great accessories to add a little bling and finish it off.
Ikat, wax dye, paisley and floral, fringe, lace, and embroidered motifs characterize this look – we’ll take a look at the history of some of these patterns and how they’re made in upcoming posts.
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