For all the free-spirited girls out there, here are some of the emerging fashion brands with that boho style that you’ve always wanted. Now you can easily covet the style, with all sorts of florals, prints, frills and so on. How do you do the boho style without going too over the top? We’d recommend that if you’re new to boho, start off with something simple like a boho top or dress in white, and then add some accessories to it, like silver jewellery, rings, scarves and so on. Or you could also do a more romantic blouse with frills or smocking details to add to your jeans for a casual everyday look.
We show you how to pick out boho styles for the city and urban living, and still look modern and on-trend.
Kivari the Label was born in Australia, where founder/designer Kirstin started designing small leather wallets and bags while on a surf trip in Indonesia, and selling them at her local market. It has since evolved into an international lifestyle brand, sold at over 100 stockists worldwide and a retail concept store in Sydney’s Northern beaches in Australia.
We’ve picked more monochrome styles that would fit into an casual look when hanging out in the city, while having brunch or hanging out with friends. Style the clothes with a pair of white sneakers or booties for a cool but still edgy look.
Ixiah was founded by Krystel Davis, who is a self-taught designer based in Sydney, Australia. The designs are one-of-a-kind and exude a “neo-tribal” style that isn’t found in some other boho brands. Her focus on embellished details, exquisite fabrics and craftmanship make this brand a true fashion brand. The brand has been shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion week in Sydney, and has collaborated with brands like Bobbi Brown and Dr. Martens.
We’ve selected a few simpler styles from the brand that you can wear as part of a casual outfit, and mix it up with more jewellery and accessories like a summer hat or layering with bead necklaces.
Cleobella is a brand which works with artisans in Bali to handmake bags and accessories using locally sourced textiles and fabrics, and gives back to non-profit CARE.org through sales proceeds. Encompassing the hippie spirit of both Southern California and Bali, the brand has worked with several well-known bloggers and is sold through their online store & e-commerce sites like Revolve.com.
We picked a few pieces with more muted colours that could work for the traipsing around Palm Springs, wandering around Los Angeles or strolling around in Seminyak, Bali.
The Southern Californian brand is founded by Krishnan Chaudry and his sons, who started out dip-dyeing crochet shorts with as part of a family project, which has now grown to a full-fledged clothing lifestyle business creating pieces that incorporate colours and both the East & West flavours of the family’s heritage. The brand uses a mix of paisley and ethnic-inspired prints, which is fittingly showcased on easy-to-wear flowy tops, dresses, skirts, pants and jumpsuits.
We selected a few lovely floral/paisley prints that might work for your weekend look or a casual Friday at the office with jeans. The brand has more intricate prints and resort style boho pieces that would also work great as one-piece looks or separates.
Loveshackfancy is East Coast romantic bohemian style at its best! The brand’s aesthetic is inspired by old World and vintage charm ranging from the French countryside to Victorian-inspired lace, and is made up of floaty feminine dresses that are also very wearable for the average girl. What started out as a project on trying to design the perfect bridesmaid dress for her wedding, has now morphed into a larger scale with a store opened in Sag Harbour and a growing following on Instagram.
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