Spring 2016 Fashion Trend: Modern Bohemian

A while back, Alicia wrote a post about adorable bohemian fashion for children.  I'm here to tell you, boho is not just for babies!  If you have checked out the mall or your local boutiques lately, you have probably noticed this trend filling the store windows.  West Coast designers in particular, seem to be channeling the 70s this spring.

While we have seen the bohemian look before, it definitely feels very fresh and new this season.  Designers are experimenting with flowing tunics, wide leg pants, and sexy, off-the shoulder tops.  I love seeing new takes on these classic silhouettes.  

As an designer/entrepreneur myself, of course I have to start out with some of my favorite independent designers that are doing great things!  These three ladies are all based in California and really impress me:

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Cotton gauze & silk tunic top, by     
  
 
  
     
  
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   Heidi Merrick       
  
 
  
    
  
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  I really admire independent designer Heidi Merrick!  She is based in California and inspired by the beautiful Pacific Coast.  All of her clothing is produced in California, within walking distance of her label’s studio.     

Cotton gauze & silk tunic top, by Heidi Merrick

I really admire independent designer Heidi Merrick!  She is based in California and inspired by the beautiful Pacific Coast.  All of her clothing is produced in California, within walking distance of her label’s studio.     

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Watermelon tie dye cashmere poncho, by Raquel Allegra   Creativity is in Raquel Allegra’s genes.  She was born in California to artisan parents, and started pinning and cutting her own clothes at age 7.  She dropped out of fashion design school after one month, and made a name for herself creating clothes by recycling old clothing from the LA Prison System.  

Watermelon tie dye cashmere poncho, by Raquel Allegra

Creativity is in Raquel Allegra’s genes.  She was born in California to artisan parents, and started pinning and cutting her own clothes at age 7.  She dropped out of fashion design school after one month, and made a name for herself creating clothes by recycling old clothing from the LA Prison System.  

   
  
 
  
    
  
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    Sailor pants, priscine blue, by Jesse Kamm    
  
 
  
    
  
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  Jesse Kamm is an LA based designer, who has single handedly built her brand over the course of 10 years.  She is her company’s only employee. Her signature piece is a high-waisted sailor pant.

Sailor pants, priscine blue, by Jesse Kamm

Jesse Kamm is an LA based designer, who has single handedly built her brand over the course of 10 years.  She is her company’s only employee. Her signature piece is a high-waisted sailor pant.

Now on to some of my other favorites:

Pick up a couple of boho pieces for your wardrobe this spring and you will be completely on trend.  

Thanks for reading!

~Claire

Styling tip:  To keep your bohemian style looking polished, try to stick with one boho piece at a time (i.e. wear a flowing top with a tailored pant, or a fitted tank with a long maxi skirt).  Also, belts are a great way to add structure to a loose dress.