When I think about boho chic, fashionable brands such as Ulla Johnson and Isabel Marant would naturally come to mind. Although I haven’t really been experimenting with this genre of style, I do love poring over beautiful boho editorials whilst examining all the intricate embroideries, prints and other details that come with each luscious garment. I just absolutely love the whimsy that’s attached to the boho look but I also find it so difficult to dive head first into this particular trend unless I live in Byron Bay or somewhere in the country. People in Sydney are generally ultra casual (think denim and tee, or maybe Dion Lee or Ellery‘s clean lines if there’s extra money to spare). A person’s sense of style and hence social acceptance (quite unfortunately) are very much intertwined with what other people do within his/her vicinity hence using that as a measure (ok, too many excuses here), I couldn’t bring myself to voluntarily invest in this unknown. I used the word “invest” because great boho clothes such as those by the aforementioned brands could burn you badly if you haven’t already figured that out!
Going to the country (see this, this and this post) had just given me the opportunity to test the boho waters. Admittedly I got a little too excited and spent hours upon hours researching and shortlisting items while pacifying the side of my brain that only likes practical solutions. I ended up purchasing the ivory dress above by the Jetset Diaries. While it’s very different from what I had in mind initially, I do love those extra details that make it special. I could totally picture myself wearing it again in Sydney and I’m very pleased with that. I wore my Triangl swimwear (Christmas present from Mr M last year!) underneath as we had a dip at the Blue Pool in Bermagui. I think I would prefer the look of something more delicate and lacy underneath instead so when that happens, I’ll do a blog post on it. These photos were taken in a little town called Tilba and I couldn’t even begin to describe how majestic it was. It’s one of those locations where you just want to sing with a soprano voice proclaiming its beauty to the world and I’m kinda serious.
So, if you would like to start exploring the world of boho clothing as well after reading this post, or if a music festival is coming up near you, here are a few links that you might want to visit:
These shops are all located in Australia so if you’re in the country and are particularly pressed for time, they are your best bet!
Happy Boho Shopping!