Bohemian style is back again, this time in ‘70s prints and fabrics!
With the 1970s trend well underway, we’ve been looking back at our previous blogs on boho style, and wanted to update you with new-in pieces and the latest trends. By trends, bohemian style is carefree and slightly louche, and almost anti-trend- perfect for people who pick slow fashion that last for years.
In your 50s, 60s or 70s, it’s easy to add in touches of boho chic to your look, and with summer (finally) on the way, it’s oh-so easy to find some gorgeous bohemian pieces.
Bohemian is also a lifestyle that looks after our surroundings, so brands like Traffic People perfectly fit the ethos. With a small in-house team, Traffic People make small production lines meaning you can wear a design only a handful of others have, create designs that are made to last, and work closely with ethical suppliers.
Paisley is, naturally, the go-to when it comes to bohemian dressing. From its Indian and Persian origins to The Beatles, paisley is known today as an exotic and slightly luxurious print, worn by hippies and rock ‘n’ roll stars. This gorgeous dress features a slim bodice with a flattering v neck, before playing host to a classically boho tiered skirt. Team this dress with knee-high boots and a jacket in winter, or your favourite sandals for a cruise, holiday or garden party in summer.
Another boho print is the feather- similar to paisley, and featuring the charm and ethnicity of exotic animals and natural patterns. This blouse features a vintage-inspired floral and feather print based on a dark background for a pop of colour. Not only is the print charmingly vintage, the pussy-bow detailing and billowed sleeves are perfectly 70s without looking old-fashioned. We’d pop this over a vest due to its sheer chiffon fabric, and team with flared jeans, wide leg trousers or tuck it into a work or denim skirt.
If hippy paisley isn’t your thing, animal print is a gorgeous yet accessible entrance to that boho look! This midi dress perfectly entwines ‘70s with other upcoming summer trends- buttercup yellow and vintage tea dresses. With a subtle animal print, belt to cinch in your waist and smart midi length, this dress will exceed all cost-per-wear expectations.
For a smarter look perfect for work, the races or a garden party, this gorgeous monochrome chain print dress is ideal. With a tailored design and a fit and flare pleated skirt, a simple waist bow for an hourglass silhouette and a narrow v neck (The most flattering v neck for ladies over 50!), this dress elevates day and workwear to a chic, vintage design.
Bohemian styling isn’t just about the pattern and dress length, it’s also about flowy, casual shapes, and earthy colours. Fortunately, this blouse fits the bill perfectly with its billowy sleeves, loose-fit shape and grandad neckline. With simple polka detailing, this top looks perfect teamed with simple jeans or trousers.