From Bali to Bohemia: My Top 10 Favorite Gypsy Inspired Pieces.

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It’s every gypsy babes right to be fashionably free. We’ve got wild hearts and souls that roam free, so it’s only natural that our beautiful bohemian wardrobes should be a reflection of our spirit. If you’ve been to Morocco, sailed the Central American coast, or bought crystals from the best Thai markets, your dresser is probably super boho like mine. This season, I have some personal faves that really light my fire. Let’s talk about getting our gypsy on from Bali, straight to Bohemia.

Here are my top 10 favorite gypsy inspired pieces:

c0cf67920a01a11a78dd0d3aae0f5cd61: Fringe: Fringe, fringe, and more fringe. Ok, I may have gone a little crazy there. Let’s talk fringe. Chose your fringe wisely, babes. Find a beautiful leather fringed piece, like fringed thong sandles or a crop vest, and pair it with something simple to really make your look pop.

2.  Kate Hudson 1970’s Jeans: These are timeless. I found a beautiful pair of fitted, light washed, slightly flared, 7 jeans in a vintage store in Gastown, Vancouver last summer, and I almost died. They fit me in the best boho way, and they’re the perfect match for my Mala, my little white tee, and my crotcheted vest (and festival season of course.)

3.  Scarves: Every gypsy gal needs a soft, bright, patterned scarf. Your scarf is there for you to adorn your mermaid locks, wear as a beach cover, tie to your leather side bag, or lay on the ground when your taking a little break to lounge. This is a serious staple in your wardrobe and in your life, so pick a few in your favourite colours and patterns that go with your wardrobe.

4. Boho Footwear-Gladiator or Tasseled Sandals and or Ankle Boots: A goddess has got to rock her footwear. Try these ultra chic 70’s style options to really get your gypsy style going.

5. Maxi Skirts: You can pair a geometric pattern or brightly colored maxi skirt with a simple tank to play up the length of the piece. If a skirt cuts off your body type, try a maxi dress as an alternative. Maxi dresses and skirts really give us a chance to express ourselves, and set our boho hearts free. Have you ever noticed how they flow in the wind as you walk? You won’t be disappointed with this purchase, boho girl.

4499ac99cfbbc103e1756cf2af9805386. Cut Offs- There are SO many versions of the cut-off short. I promise you’ll find the right cut off that looks beautiful on your boho bod. Try on a million pairs before giving up on the cut off. This uber stylish, bohemian find will match everything once you find the right pair for you. Go to a vintage store and find the best ones for your bod, or get an old pair of jeans and make your own!

7. Versatile Vest- This is a must have. From faux fur, to chrocheted beauties, there’s a vest out there that’s calling your name and I can’t wait for you to find the right one. Brightly coloured, or cut off crop vests also look fab with a soft tee and maxi skirt, the options are endless in a gypsy wardrobe world, so have fun with it!

8. Head Wraps and Hair Bands- Head wraps are a bold and brave choice. But when a yogi gal rocks a head wrap she looks seriously fierce. If you’re travelling, like we often do, it serves as a practical prop as well. Chose a beautiful head wrap to pull off the ultimate, 70’s freestyle look.

dcb4d5b21cf56441d865398285cb262a9. Floppy Brimmed Hat- The floppy brimmed hat is the ultimate free and femme look. It shouts delicate and gypsy all at once. There are several styles of floppy brimmed hat, so try on many different styles before you find the best one for you.

10. Brigit Bardot Sunglasses- A large sunglass a-la 1960 tops off your gypsy look. Off course, a boho girl never hides, you’re simply shading your beautiful eyes and looking cool while you do it. Find the perfect pair of staple Bardot shades to top off your gypsy look.

Dressing like a boho babe is totally fun, so go out there and pick up a couple of these gypsy inspired pieces, bellas, and start creating magic! What are your fave fashionable pieces? We’re always looking for new ways to dress up our wardrobe, and we love sharing 😉 Tell us in the comments below how you do gypsy! The most important gypsy accessory is attitude, so remember that you’re beautiful beyond your wildest imagination, and let that shine out through your fashionable gypsy garb!

 

libpicPeace, Love and Magic from

Your Resident Boho Fasionista, Libby xx

The Top 5 Bohemian Fashion Trends for Spring/ Summer 2014

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Whether you live inside a snow globe six months out of the year or wake up to palm trees and California coastlines every morning — there is one thing every girl, no matter their location, looks forward to every year.

The sun and blooms of Spring and the hot pavement and sun-kissed skin of Summer.

Oh — and the fashion!

It doesn’t matter if you’re boho 365 days out of the year or only with the arrival of warmer weather: this Spring and Summer’s fashion trends will take us back to a nostalgic time. As we saw at this year’s star-studded Coachella, now more than ever are styles from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s joining forces to create the ultimate bohemian look.

Now you too can create a perfect look for a Spring day or hot summer night.

Here’s how.

sfdJSI28TuCL55NMLjG6omkd3fLbKu0moE36CRXWcdU1. Floral is Back!

There is something so feminine and whimsical when it comes to flowers. If the 90’s could be wrapped up and tied in a bow, the gift to us would have been pretty, tiny flowers. Remember the Blossom hat? We all wanted it. Well lucky for us, flowers are back!

This season will see a number of floral prints on everything from summer dresses (I love the cut-out tulip-back dress) and skirts to shorts and business suits. Unsure about too much floral? Pair your floral skirts or shorts with neutral blouses or tank tops in this year’s hottest pastels: mint green, lavender, and blush pink.

Rather floral on top? We’re seeing the return of 70’s inspired tunics, with floral accents along the neckline and sleeves — perfect for those in search of a natural addition of flowers. Looking to be bold? Why not try floral overall shorts?

I promise —  you’ll feel boho in no time.

2. The Crop Top

As we saw at Coachella and at any of this Spring’s red carpet events — the crop top is back and here to stay. So how do you rock this look, regardless of your shape? Simple. It’s all about pairing the crop top with the right bottom.

If you’re throwing all caution to the wind, rock the crop top in its truest bohemian style with a pair of boyfriend jeans or cut-offs. Wear it loosely over your favorite bikini at the beach or by the pool. If you’re looking to keep it modest, pair your crop top with a beautiful high waisted, full skirt.

Whether modest or not — you’re guaranteed to turn heads this summer in your crop!

d7cd722b795847ec20592b9c79cd83cc3. Tassels and Fringe

When Tory Burch revealed her Spring/Summer 2014 collection this year, it unveiled the powerful return of tassels and fringe. While it’s not the return of the roaring 20’s and flapper era, tassels are subtly finding their way onto this year’s dresses, handbags, shoes, and jewelry.

Headed to the beach or a music festival in the heat? Rock a bandeau bikini top with a fringe or tasseled bottom. Want to try your hand at the crop top? There will be plenty this season decorated in colorful tassels and fringe. Dressing for an evening out? Try a beautiful, short bohemian dress with a tasseled hemline and fringed ankle strap gladiators or boots.

I’m a huge fan of fringed-booties to complete the boho look!

4. Tribal Prints

If flowers aren’t your thing this Spring, perhaps you should consider the very in tribal print. Best suited for short dresses, flowing tanks, and handbags — the tribal print, traditionally reserved for resort and vacation wear, is making a comeback in everyday fashion.

While tribal isn’t for everyone (especially if you’re looking for office wear), pairing a tribal blazer or purse with pastels or black and whites will give you that exotic boho look while keeping your outfit office appropriate. Looking to take a walk on the wild side? Rock a tribal dress or full tribal skirt with your favorite crop.

Tribal can be as adventurous or as safe as you’d like this Spring and Summer!

5. Show Off Your Ears

Last but not least, when embracing your beautiful boho locks this summer in trendy low ponytails or fishtail braids, don’t forget to accessorize your ears to complete the look. This Spring and Summer, we’ll see the return of the 90’s ear cuff, with the more the merrier.

It’s time for an “ear party” as Elle calls it: be wild and adventurous with your jewelry! Wear multiple styles at once and mix diamonds, golds, and colors freely. Limited to one hole? Shop for this seasons must-have style — studs that give the illusion of multiple piercings.

No one will be able to tell the difference!

Renee Warren is the founder of Onboardly, and has been a successful entrepreneur since the age of 17. She’s passionate about women in business, entrepreneurship and of course, fashion! Find out more about Renee below.

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