Nouveau Bohemian is not straight out of the sixties, or even straight out of the seventies. It is now and it is absolutely lovely. Blending the traditional bohemian elements of art and nonconformity with contemporary culture, Nouveau Bohemian is the best of the past fused with the glamour of today. Forget dreads and peasant tunics, frumpy frocks and undone hair, Nouveau Bohemian is everything a fashionista craves: luxurious textures, supple leathers, and plenty of accessories.
1. Free People Sahara Star Sweater ($88)
This slouchy sweater is anything but frumpy. Instead, its rich, over-sized weave is one of the biggest hits of this summer. Pair a sturdy knit like this with a flirty crochet mini skirt for a play on texture and shape.
2. Low Luv by Erin Wasson Thunderbird Stud Earrings ($25)
These little birdies are the perfect finish. Inspired by nature, they fit right in with Bohemian ideals, and their antique gold finish layers a vintage element into any outfit you wear.
3. Club Monaco Basket Weave Drawstring Bag ($169)
For toting your notebooks, your unfinished songs, and your latest read, this tote is almost a backpack and has a little bit of an academic feel. An open basket weave is reminiscent of the woven, macrame pieces of yore.
4. Frye Amelie Flat Sandals ($158)
Comfort brings pleasure, and these comfortable flat sandals by Frye bring plenty of pleasure with their simple lines and lovely details. Variegated leather flat sandals with leather whipstitching, slits and knot details. Make sure to show off those ankle straps with a skirt or shorts.
5. Tibi Crochet Skirt ($297)
Playful and pretty, crochet is a huge hit this summer, largely because of its Bohemian origins. This mini features a ribbed, covered elastic waistband, a scalloped hem, and fine-knit lining. Layer it up for a day about town.