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HOW TO BOSS THE BOHO LOOK

When it comes to summer dressing, you can always bet on boho! Fashion is so cyclical and while inspiration one year may be Hungarian floral appliqué, the next year it may be Balochistani broderie. In essence though, you’ll suss it out pretty swiftly because it’s basically the trend that’s a) the easiest to waft around in b) has some kind of reference to an artisan technique or culture c) can make you look like you’re about to join a commune or go to Coachella!

And I ruddy love it!

Channeling my wanderlust vibes in a floaty number is probably where you’ll find me at my most comfortable – and least sweaty! After all, nothing screams summer or holidays more than slipping into a pair of embellished sandals, chucking everything into a woven basket bag and throwing on a kaftan style dress, right?

How I lived and looked last summer while camping in France. Dress, Forage Somerset | Earrings, H&M | Bag, TKMaxx (old season) | Sandals, asos.com (old season)

From sunny days in the South West too, to birthday celebrations in Barca. Wafting around looking for fairies or a commune to join is clearly a look that I have got fairly acquainted with over the years…

Looking for fairies at the bottom of the garden in Cornwall. Dress, Dilli Grey | Boots, Hunter
How do I say “Which way to the commune?” in Spanish. Silk jumpsuit, Dancing Leopard (old season)

However, for this blog post, I was keen to play around with the predictability of the boho trend – for no other reason than I love breaking the rules!

For me, this is what style is all about. Finding new meanings by teaming together the unexpected. It makes things more fun, innit?

So when I received this hand screen printed cotton dress from Dilli Grey, I pondered taking pictures in a field of flowers with flat shoes to show you how simply stunning it is.

But then, I had a rethink. The result is bossing the boho look – which makes me sound like a millennial (LOL!) which at nearly 41, I guarantee you I am NOT but nevertheless, the idea is that dressing up something that is usually seen with sparkly flats and a woven bag can also be worn with classic black sling backs, super-sized Prada’s and a designer bag, too.

OK, so it might not quite cut it in the boardroom but I reckon I mean business…what do you think?

Summer of Love Boho Maxi Dress | £79 | Dilli Grey Hand screen printed buy artisans in Jaipur
Prada sunglasses and a Louis Vuitton Speedy mean business…
Black sling backs, New Look (old season but for a very similar style, click here)

Thank you for reading. As always.

F.T.

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