The ’70s are back in a less than subtle way. Boho prints in earthy, rich and vibrant colors are showing up on maxi dresses, scarves, fur vests and full pants.
The looks are reminiscent of hippie days, free spirits and even a few iconic rockers.
Brands like Gucci, Celine, Dries Van Noten, Valentino, Emilio Pucci and Saint Laurent all channeled the decade in their Spring 2015 collections.
But you don’t have to fork over your whole paycheck to look like a bohemian beauty.
You can embrace the look by starting at the bottom. Wide flare jeans, printed palazzo pants and loose, calf-length culottes are a refreshing change from your usual skinny jean.
They aren’t as scary to style as they seem either. A close-fitting top or peasant blouse in a vibrant color or print looks effortlessly cool with flares or culottes. And a loose tucked-in tank or crop top goes perfect with flowing palazzo pants.
Printed maxi dresses and jumpsuits are another easy way to jump on the trend.
Don’t be afraid to mix prints and textures. Mix an intricate paisley or floral print dress with a crochet vest, floppy suede hat and fringed leather booties.
Combining two detailed prints in a rich, retro color scheme can give your outfit a psychedelic twist.
Nostalgic accessories like round sunglasses, tie dye scarves and suede fringe bags will compliment the rest of your look and are a way to wear the trend in a more subtle way if you don’t want to go all-out “flower child.”
Free flowing silhouettes and roomy shapes make the ’70s trend perfect for warm spring and summer days. The trend’s biggest impact, though, is its vibe.
It gives the feeling of being a free spirit who sets her own rules, lives life by her own standards, is in touch with the world around her and is just cool enough to not care too much. Isn’t there a little part of all of us wanting be that woman? Well at least now you can dress like her.