Now that Glastonbury is over and done with, I’m totally leaning towards festival chic this summer. I’ve added so much to my wardrobe in preparation for summer this year, and while you’ll find the usual maxi dresses in there, right now, I’m dreaming of a few boho classics.
When it actually comes to styling them though, it can be tricky to come across as a fashionista when you look like you just crawled out of a festival pit! Just how can I make them work as every day outfits, rather than restrict them to field-and-tent territory? How can I make them look more hippie and less hipster? Here are a few fashion ideas I have to make this a reality – I hope you enjoy them!
- Gypsy tops
Gypsy tops are so versatile within any fashion wardrobe. I have been really loving the off-the-shoulder trend at the moment, but to add that boho twist, I’m going for the lacy, hippie-style items.
You can dress them up or down depending on the occasion; for a daytime outfit, simply pair a white lace gypsy top with a simple denim skater skirt, some bright patterned trainers and a drawstring bag. For the evening though, take a cropped, black off the shoulder top and add some tailored patterned trousers and statement jewellery.
- Charm bracelets
Nothing says boho better these days than a ChloBo charm bracelet; if you haven’t checked them out yet, they’re a high quality jewellery brand that specialise in giving the traditional charm bracelet a contemporary twist. The style doing the rounds at the minute though is to layer them up into more of a statement piece.
For example, you can mix and match different metals for a quirky armband, or mix different styles of bracelet that all have one common theme. If you look at the new Luna Soul range, they have both beaded bracelets made from pink Aventurine, but you can also pick up a rose gold bangle. They match in terms of the charms and colours, but the use of different textures can represent the different sides to your personality.
- Aztec maxi
These days, everyone has their staple maxi in their luggage when they go on holiday. They can easily be transformed to suit different occasions and they’re so light to wear in the sweltering hot weather. If you want to give your maxi a twist though, shop for bold patterns this summer instead. There are tonnes of Aztec patterns, tropical patterns, bold floral prints, and it will really help to make your outfit stand out.
For an added styling tip, use a thin belt around the waist to gather more of the material from the skirt. This will turn it from a full-length dress into a rouched knee-length dress, so you’ll be able to show off your new heels or gladiator sandals around the resort.
What fashion trends are you dreaming of this summer? I’d love to hear some of your own styling tips, so don’t forget to leave me a comment below.