Whilst Spring may already be upon us, Summer is fast approaching and what doesn't feel better than a mini (or mega!) wardrobe overhaul for the upcoming season? We love sifting through our old bits at home and replacing them with new, stylish key pieces that will last longer than just the one season - we like to stock things that will wash & wear well day in day out without you having to worry.
So, in this blog post, we'll be showing you our favourite bits of clothing, jewellery and accessories that you can add to your current Summer 'drobe without having to completely change everything.
Let's get started..
A good basic t shirt is the staple for any season, you can layer one up underneath a lightweight jumper when its a tad chilly, or style one with a scarf for a pop of colour any time of the year; scarf & jacket in Autumn, or just a scarf and tee in Summer. We here at Boho Chic are real advocates for one of our favourite brands, American Vintage. They do basics perfectly; each cut suits so many shapes and the necklines are super flattering. Every shape is relaxed but maintains its unique style alongside the trademark American Vintage design.
We're going to take you through our best American Vintage basic T shirt designs and styles this season below..
The Jacksonville basic T Shirt is a fantastic wardrobe staple; whilst they may seem a tad simple, a white top can change the style and look of many outfits. By adding it underneath a shorter jumper, not only are you adding length which flatters the figure, the pop of fresh white colour lifts your outfit which transforms the look from something relatively casual to a more thought out casual chic feel. It remains effortless yet adds style instantly. You can find the Jacksonville style right here. It is £48.00 and available in Small, Medium and Large. Product code: JAC51E17
Another fantastic basic top is the American Vintage Sonoma Tee. It has a boat neckline which sets it apart from most of their designs, but, as always with the brand, it is so easy to wear and looks great whichever way you style it. We see the Sonoma T-Shirt as a very Parisian bohemian chic top which looks great with rolled up jeans, chinos and a pair of your favourite pumps or Supergas. It is available in fresh white, candy pink and soft marl grey. Find the white style here. Product code: SON31E17
After exploring two of our favourite basic designs, lets move on to something a little more exciting!
Accessories make an outfit. We all know that. So, we're going to show you our most summery bohemian styles to inspire you to accessorise to the max this season.
Scarves add dimension, texture and colour to an outfit, thats why we love to go bold with Amet & Ladoue's new collection for SS17. These silk floral scarves are a must have item every year which is why these timeless pieces wont go out of style any time soon. We think they look fabulous draped over one of the basics above...take a look for yourselves below. PRODUCT CODE: AL2017
P.S - to view the whole collection, click the image!
Moving swiftly on, the next important thing to add to any outfit to create that individual Boho touch is jewellery. We stock a huge range of beautiful, colourful and intricate pieces in store, with a smaller collection online. Think Swarovski Crystals, silver, opulent gold, bright gemstones from the Greek Isles...
Three of our favourite pieces for Summer 2017 are right here
Artwear Dimitriadis create intricate, beautiful and exquisite pieces of one off jewellery with bright Swarovski Crystals and pretty gemstones. These statement earrings are perfect for a mini getaway to Ibiza (any reason to go!). Style them with a simple white dress and wedges for the ultimate Boho Chic look. Another fab piece of jewellery is the Bibi Bijoux Cross Aqua Bracelet - it is adorned with real pearls, Swarovski Crystals, enamel and gold detailing. The aqua stones make it perfect to add to a Spring / Summer outfit.
During the warmer months and on holiday, nobody wants to feel they're wrapped up and restricted, thats why this Mes Demoiselles Floral Jonic Blouse is a great go-to top to dress up during an evening.
We think that this blouse looks great with nearly anything - but if you'd like to dress it up, we recommend wearing a pair of wedges with simple skinny fit trousers to elongate your figure and leave the drama to the top itself. Accessorise with gold jewellery to compliment the yellow tones in the print, and pick up a simple, pretty clutch bag to finish the look off.
But the beauty of the blouse is that you can totally tone it down during the day by popping on a pair of white shorts or slouchy jeans with sandals or pumps for a relaxed, feminine bohemian look.
- PRODUCT CODE: MDSS17J
If you'd really like to look fabulous or you're going to an occasion, nothing quite beats a maxi dress, and here are our two favourite printed ones from Mes Demoiselles:
Both the Sunset Maxi and the Java Dress are great outfits in themselves, wear them to weddings, garden parties, on the beach or to dinner - they are both so versatile and comfortable. Add a little jewellery for glamour or keep it simple with a pair of sandals.
Thats all we have for this weeks top Summer style tips, but hopefully its enough to help you through the season so far! If you'd like to purchase any of our items featured on this blog post, simply head over to the shop section of the website and copy & paste the product codes of any items you like.
Boho Chic Team