Oct 25, 2010

Vintage Boho...A Trend Inspired by Ralph Lauren!

It was love at first sight when I saw the vintage-bohemian prints on Edwardian-style maxi dresses and maxi skirts at Ralph Lauren's A/W 2010 show. And Ralph Lauren wasn't the only one to go a little old-school folky in their A/W collections...Kenzo did too, all though at Kenzo the vintage-bohemian prints were a nod to the Seventies, and at Peter Som, vintage-bohemian prints were combined with chunky knits and scarves for a look which was a little Nineties grunge. High street stores like H&M, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon and Dorothy Perkins are chock-a-bloc with floaty vintage-boho designs this season. This is the perfect trend to wear under your abaya.

Secrets to the vintage-boho look:

  1. The vintage-boho trend is a little different to your typical bohemian/peasant/gypsy look...this look is a little darker, sort of Little House on the Prairie meets a Gothic Little Red Riding Hood.
  2. You can nail two trends-in-one by mixing faux fur pieces with your vintage-boho dresses and skirts...i.e. a faux fur scarf, boots or bag.
  3. Accessorize with layers of long delicate beaded necklaces or opt for one jewel-encrusted statement bib necklace. Pile on the cocktail rings and adorn your wrists in metal cuffs. Opt for delicate vintage-style chandelier earrings. Anything which looks vintage is perfect...You'll find just what you're looking for at Lucky Brand/Lucky Brand Jeans stores.
  4. Stuck over what shoes/bag should go with your outfit? Look for classic leather and suede satchels which look a little slouchy and worn, and tan leather and suede boots, wedges and sandals. Brown or black leather lace-up boots with a chunky heel are perfect under a vintage-boho maxi dress/maxi skirt.
  5. Makeup? Keep it natural, or opt for either a smokey eye and nude lip or a bold dark lip (with the rest of the face bare).

More inspiration:

Elle Russia Nov 2010

Elle Russia Nov 2010

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