Pret Reporteur: Bohemian Break-Down

Fountain of 30

October 22, 2012 • Magazine, Pret Reporteur

The bohemian style has been all rage for so many seasons. However, it’s one of the most difficult looks to pull off. It’s a matter of proportions, layering, and the selection of eclectic pieces that don’t make sense individually, but tells a story when put together. Be warned: this is a dangerous look to style for those who don’t know how. Fortunately for you, here’s a little cheat sheet. The 6 biggest bohemian must-haves for the fall season.

1. Free-Spirited Frock: Free People “Splendor” Peasant Dress, $228

Do you recall the last time the hippie look was mainstream? Think back about 10 years ago, when Britney Spears was “Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.. Yeah, that was a little painful. Thankfully, the frock has undergone a few makeovers. This time around, the style is more flattering, with an authentic bohemian vibe.

2. The Military Jacket: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Rac Wool Blend Coat, $780

Chunky, layered sweater were cool last year. This season, it’s all about the military coat. Break all ranks with a popping bright hue, a clean silhouette, and gold asymmetrical button detailings.

3. Oxford Remix: Jeffrey Campbell Taylor Ankle Boot, $169.95

Don’t take this the wrong way, classic knee-high boots are great. Timeless. An essential addition to every girl’s closet.  However, they can be a little too…predictable. Mix things up with some ultra-high heeled lace-up oxfords. It’s a little addition that’s sure to add a whole of flavor of style.

4. Head-topper: August Accessories The Block Cloche, $52

Keep your head warm, and your fashion cool with an ultra-chic winter hat. A clean, sophisticated style is the perfect contrast against a bohemian get-up.

5. The New Hobo: Alexander Wang Rockie Duffel, $728

Oversized top-handle bags are the biggest accessory trend this season! To keep things looking ruggedly chic, keep to an earthy leather fabric, and in colors that echo nature: forest green, sunset yellow, and rusty orange.

6. Mix Media Gloves: Causse Buckled Leather Gloves with Rabbit Fur Cuffs, $453

When it comes to cold-weather accessories, leave no detail unturned! Buckles and accents of fur make the most unexpected additions to leather gloves, but they make them so incredible.

–Laurie Espino

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