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Bohemian 70s Trend

You've probably heard this phrase among many fashion lovers. Started by Sienna Miller and Kate Moss, the hottest summer look that has all of the celebrities going crazy; Boho is short for Bohemian. The Bohemian, 70s hipster look gets the thumbs up for versatility and ultimate stylishness. Take it from Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, and Mischa Barton who are big fans, once you go Boho you'll never want to go back.

The Look
Featuring flares and soft flowing fabrics, Boho chic is a casual and relaxed look. Described as an unconventional style that mixes folk, hippie, and modern bohemian, the clothes are all subtly sexy yet loose fitting, which is perfect for the sizzling summer months.

Accessories are crucial for this style. From headbands to large bangles, they liven up this look.

The Colors
Light fabrics and ethnic prints are the foundation of this style. Earth tones, neutrals, and soft hues represent the typical Boho style. Patterns and colors that mesh together are also popular among ladies who rock this look.

Your Inner Boho
Reflecting an untraditional lifestyle, Boho is a messy look with lots of layers and accessories. Pick the Boho inspired style that best fits you, but keep the basics in mind:

Glam It Up
If you feel the need to glam it up, go for darker, richer shades. Think jewel tones like ruby red and sapphire blue. Opt for luxurious fabrics like velvet with classic color matches and play with sequins and rhinestones. Mix bold scarves, darker denim, and booties in unique colors.

A maxi dress with sky high heels (no chunky shoes here) achieves the balance between Boho and fashion forward sophistication. Add accessories with semi-precious stones like funky cocktail rings.

Pssst...you can also cheat the trend and slightly accentuate your curves.

Rough Around the Edges
A tougher version of Boho chic, this look relies on the messy, careless style. For fashionistas who love to make a statement, distressed denim and tunics will do the job. A leather bomber jacket over a maxi dress with a studded low slung belt will create the rugged twist you're looking for.

Don't forget to keep at least one piece on the softer side to avoid losing that Boho touch.

Femme Angelique
The more flower power, gypsy crazy version of the trend; go for light colors, florals, lace, and embroidery. Look for unstructured skirts and tops with animal and tribal prints. Dyed fabrics in pink or yellow and vintage accessories will get you to the more girly side of this fabulous femininely modified Boho.

Boho Inspired:

- Peasant blouse
- Patchwork
- Caftan with full sleeves
- Flare jeans
- Jumpsuit
- Maxi dress
- Flowing top
- Peasant frock
- Knit mini
- Suede jacket

- Leather/cowboy boots
- Gladiator sandals
- Woven wedges
- Fringe bag/footwear

- Oversize jewelry
- Scarf
- Wide belt
- Headpiece
- Oversize sunglasses

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