For a laidback, fashion-forward summer style, look no further than the bohemian edit. This evergreen trend continues to walk down the runway even decades later, and it’s not hard to see why fashion’s biggest players aren’t giving up on the summer classic. But, you need to upgrade the finer aspects every year.
Boho lovers, 2017 is all about a Coachella spin on the trend. It’s all about being the cool kid—keep it young, fluid and flirty as usual, but be sure to add some edge with offbeat accessories, opt for smaller prints, move away from florals and towards Aztec, and pick a cruise colour palette that’s more blue and green rather than the conventionally Boho yellow and orange.
Here are 10 key pieces to nail the Bohemian trend this year:
Farm Deep V Maxi Dress
What’s the first thing that comes into your head when you think of the bohemian trend? If your answer is anything other than “printed, floaty maxi dress”, then you’re clearly new to being Boho. Brand Farm seems to have nailed the brief with several dreamy pieces, but it’s this red, deep v maxi dress we loved most.
Ash Bohemian Leather & Suede Platform Sandals
Moving on to heels, if you want to look like you’ve just stepped out of a 1970s sit-in for world peace, then we’d recommend snapping up these shoes before someone else beats you to it. Don’t be intimidated by the 6-inch heel height—the chunky heel and 2-inch platform make them surprisingly comfortable. We wouldn’t think twice about wearing these to future women’s marches
Kenzo Multi Pattern Slip Dress
Take the unconventional route with something sleeker and sexier like this Kenzo slip dress. It’s very 2017, and the palette and prints are fresh and summer-ready without being Boho clichés.
Boohoo Wide Leg Culottes
Not only will these tick all your bohemian aesthetic boxes, but they’ll become your go-to trousers for the majority of the spring-summer season. Cool in all senses of the word and fashion-forward, we wouldn’t blame you for snapping up a second pair of culottes. Dress them up with wedges and a glamorous floppy hat, or down with tassel sandals and an oversized fringe tote. Cropped tops, though not obligatory, are highly encouraged.
Oscar De La Renta Fringed Clip On Earrings
Bohemian meets unrivalLed luxury—that’s exactly what you’re getting with these ODLR bad boys. We have nothing more to add, as these earrings say it all!
Boohoo boho Ear Cuffs
And when fringe earrings just aren’t bohemian enough, may we draw your attention to these ear cuffs? If they don’t scream “boho goddess”, we don’t know what will.
Just Cavalli Fringed Shoulder Bag
Stick a fringe or a tassel on something and you’ve got yourself an instantly bohemian masterpiece. We love this Just Cavalli shoulder bag as it gives off fewer cowboy vibes than its darker, suede counterparts, and can actually be used all year round because of the lighter colour—the piece is a very subtle nod to the boho trend. Versatility is exactly what we look for when it comes to investment pieces.
Martick Bohemian Glass Flat Heart & Rose Necklace
Also available in equally stunning aqua and red shades, this blackberry coloured heart necklace is exactly what bohemian-inspired accessorising is all about. Bold and attention grabbing, the neckpiece should be the focal point of any outfit combination; excellent news, as it takes the pressure off the rest of your outfit.
Urban Outfitters Floral Bikini Bottoms
Extend your love of the bohemian trend to the beach. There’s no better way to show your dedication to the trend than to flaunt your curves in a boho printed bikini. Team your Urban Outfitters piece with a straw hat and an obligatory fringed beach bag and you’ll be boho beach ready in a flash. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Karen Millen Boho Embroidered Dress
If your idea of rocking a trend is more of a “subtle nod” as opposed to a head-to-toe transformation, then this dress is the one for you. Get as involved with the boho trend as you like by adding—or not adding—boho inspired accessories. Tone things down by opting for strappy sandals and a cute, black clutch bag or really ramp things up by adding a variation of what you’ve discovered in this article. The choice, as always, is yours!