Saturday, 12 April 2014

The 2014 Boho look......

Style Theory: Summer Boho.... Romantic, laid back, neutral colours in fluid fabrics, clothes that are comfortable and look cool. Think broderie anglais, gentle frills, natural fabric.....

The boho look had been around forever, re-surfacing in the 90s with Kate Moss and Sienna Miller leading the renaissance at 90s Festivals and parties. This year Boho on the high street is heavily influenced by Isabel Marant. Slouchy, laid back tailoring in pale pinks, nudes and whites, tops have transparent panels and feature lace and frills, skirts are no longer ankle length but shorter, cuter fluted edges. These fluid looks are to be worn with distressed jeans/jean shorts and add an edge with a pair of killer heels or statement sandals. Like winter and spring it is all about juxtaposing the slouchy with tailored.

Here is some inspiration from the Streetstylers:












All images above from Pinterest
As we get nearer the summer there will be more and more beautiful boho inspired tops and dresses on the High Street but here are a selection of my favourites so far....
Free People Cutwork Top £138
Zara Romantic Lace Blouse £29.99
Mango Ruffled Slub Top £19.99

FP One Paisley Dress £98

FP Embroidered Eyelet Blouse £98

Zara Top with Lace Front £39.99
Jack Wills Leckwith Top £49.50

River Island Blue Chambray Lace Insert Top £20

River Island Cream Metallic Embroidered Top £22
The tops above would look great with a pair of distressed skinny jeans and some cool, statement sandals see the H&M ones below...
Zara Dress with chain shoulder £35.99
Zara Cotton Poplin top 

&Other Stories Cotton Maxi Dress £45
Jack Wills Ellingdon Dress £39.50
I would wear the dressed with a pair of tan statement sandals, I love and have just bought these:
H&M Leather Sandals £39.99
They are super flattering on the ankle and are the softest leather, a really reasonable price too!

There will be lots more on my wishlist for summer, I am feeling after dipping my toe in the boho vibe last year I will be going for it this year! 

My Style this week:

It has been a week of contrasts...I wore these outfits to a couple of press days at the beginning of the week and the rest of the time I have been out with the kids, picnics, Chessington etc:

Shirt: H&M
Jacket (Under trench): Henri Lloyd
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Trench: H&M
Jacket: Emu AW14 collection
Biker Jacket (just seen): Asos
Blouse: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: M&S
Outfit as above
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Another week left of Easters holidays so it is all go round here at the moment!

Have you started buying for summer yet or are you sticking to jumpers for the time being as the weather cannot make up it's mind! Will you be wearing the Boho look?

As always I would love to hear your comments, til the next time Frances x

19 comments:

  1. I can't wait until summer now! What lovely starting ideas. As a mother of 2 very young children who lost her 'fashion way' slightly after they were born, you have helped get me back on track and helped me to enjoy clothes again. Thank you! I adore your red m and a shoes; is there any chance you could provide a link for them if they are recent and online? Thank you v much.

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    1. That is such a lovely comment and just what I wanted my blog to be about, I have 2 kids too and completely lost my way after them, I was in a fashion fog which (still is) slowly lifting so I am really glad this blog is useful to you! I found the M&S shoes in the sale in store and they are unfortunately sold out online but here are a selection from M&S that are available now..I love them as I can actually walk in them and they are comfortable! http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/women/all-shoes/?facetOpen=true&facets-6-12=on&facetBrand=1&slider_Current_Min_0=0&slider_Current_Max_1=210&slider_Min_0=0&slider_Max_1=210&slider_changed=false&sortBy=product.is_new|1&resultsPerPage=24&pageChoice=1&cachedFilters=facets-6-12+0+210+0+210+24&openedFacetsPosn=0|1|2|3|4
      or these
      http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/courts/clara-black-suedette-41-miss-kg-shoe.html - Thanks so much for reading xxx

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    2. Soooo helpful! Thank you! Off to check those link out now. Katherine x

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  2. Love this look and for me the tops are a great way to incorporate this trend. I love the black one you feature here, and I love your first press day outfit, what is it with me and black? Have fun in Barcelona Frances, I went last November but that was to take my son on the Stadium tour, I'd prefer a relaxing weekend xx

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    1. I am a big fan of these tops too Sharron, love them and have my eye on the black one also. Black is my 'safe' colour, I love it! Both my sisters live in Barcelona so we are all very excited about seeing them and the kids and also checking out the beaches...maybe I will be doing the boys Stadium thing in a few years!! xxx

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  3. I love your h&m shirt, but can't see it online. Do you know if it's still available? X

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    1. Hi, it seems to be no longer online but I did see it last week in my local H&m store, I think it was £9.99 or £14.99 it has some tiny fringing detail on the arms and back, hope you find one xxx

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    2. Thank you. Looks like im going to have to go shopping then! x

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    3. All sold out in my local h&m. Apparently they were very popular! X

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  4. Some really pretty boho tops, and I love your H&M shoes - what a find!
    Abbi x

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    1. Thanks Abbi, they are super comfy xx

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  5. Love the boho look for Summer! I've found some great tops in H&M and Zara that come out every year to wear with jeans and shorts. All we need now is some sunshine so we can start recreating some of these looks! xx

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    1. Yay, the sun was shining here today so I have to check out what I have...bring on the summer...btw I love your espadrilles xx

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  6. Always love a bit of summer boho and a pretty blouse! Just want it several degrees warmer now so it feels like bona fide summer.

    And I was looking at the sandals that you've picked and wondering which colour to go for and I think you've swayed the tan for me. Love the heel detail on them. Now I just need to wait another month before H&M deliver them ....

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    1. I do love those sandals they kind of do the shoe boot/sandal thing in one and are flattering on the ankle. I know H&m delivery is sloooow I am still waiting for a skirt I ordered 5 weeks ago! Xx

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  7. When summer arrives I will be well and truly embracing the boho look. H xx

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    1. Look forward to seeing your boho look this summer Helen xx

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  8. Oh one of my favourite looks, your Pinterest images are gorgeous as our your picks. I may have purchased the Mango ruffle t-shirt! Love you press look Frances. x

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  9. Bring on the Boho! I just love that Topshop midi dress! You look great in the red shoes & patched jeans! xx

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