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Trend Alert: New Bohemian

Spring Summer is the season of the bohemian - think summer of love, travels to places unknown, spirited dancing at outdoor festivals. It’s no wonder that this trend has come around again, hand in hand with a strong ‘70s vibe, including a wardrobe white-out trend

Yet for the alluring qualities of the la vie bohème, you can't exactly run off and be with the gypsies. A modern version better suited to our contemporary times (like when a flower headband just doesn’t seem right for a 9am meeting) is possible - the key is choosing one or two design details to incorporate in your wardrobe. 

Get inspiration from the SS15 David Jones Fashion Launch, here's how you can get in on the new bohemian trend:

Long and loose

Put away the bodycon midi, the key dress shape this season is a long, floaty maxi. Zimmermann has this style nailed in different prints, while Camilla and Marc's brilliant khaki green 'Airflow' dress has a loose, flowing silhouette, great for free-spirited types.

Vintage-inspired prints

The gypset life is never plain, and neither are their clothing. Look for romantic prints like paisley (again from Zimmermann) or vintage florals from Easton Pearson. You also can't go wrong with ethnic-inspired prints, like those from Tigerlily.

Folk-gypsy details

From fringing, ruffles, crochet and lacing, incorporate these bohemian style details into your outfit or as accessories. Alice McCall ticks all the boxes with embroidered lace, off the shoulder sleeves and tie-neck detail. Zimmermann's ruffled sleeves and high necked dresses have a modern gypsy vibe with a sexy twist.

Tie it up

Complete your look with the comeback of the gladiator sandal; Ancient Greek Sandals are the go-to brand of the celebrity boho set, and it's our favourite too.