BOHO CHIC 7

How to Take Spring’s Hottest Trend from Day to Play

Do you have a favorite fashion era, one you love to emulate and constantly inspires you? If you love the Boho fashion vibes of the late 60s and 70s, you are in for a summer filled with fashion flashbacks. Small paisley printed summer dresses, bell bottom denim and fringe are swinging harder than ever this summer. Boho-chic trends are all about looking distinct and natural. These trends were everywhere on recent runways and are now showing up in many storefront windows of Summit Fair Shopping Center.

One Boho trend that is definitely standing out this season is fringe. Fringe embellished hemlines and handbags make big fashion statements and although it may seem like a hard trend to mix into your current wardrobe, Summit Fair Stylist Jana Meister promises most of these statement pieces will easily fit in.

“The trick with the fringe trend, like any bold fashion statement, is to keep it minimal. It can be really easy to overdo it and get the wrong effect such as too costume-y, rodeo, 80s biker chic – so keep it simple. I suggest pairing your fringe piece with something modern or classic to offset the bold fashion statement of the fringe,” says Meister.

She also recommends if you choose to rock this trend for summer, stick to just a couple of key pieces. “I would suggest investing in some tassel jewelry pieces, a handbag, and maybe a cute fringy summer top. Boho-chic is synonymous with statement making accessories.”

One of the biggest keys to pulling together this look is to have the right accessories. Bangle bracelets, floppy hats, mix and match necklaces, headbands, and belts are great accessories for this look. Also, think about pieces transitioning into your fall wardrobe. This is one of those fashion trends that will flow through summer straight into fall so make sure your fringe and Boho pieces last through the seasons. Focus on purchasing key items in versatile colors or prints that will also tie into your fall wardrobe.

DAY LOOK

Hat: Charlotte Russe ($19.99); Shirt: Maurices ($26); Duster Vest: Charlotte Russe ($24.99); Wide Leg Denim: Maurices ($29); Wedges: DSW Shoe Warehouse ($59.95); Necklace: Maurices ($14); Earrings: Charming Charlie ($10)

*Floppy hats and long vests are such a fun way to embrace the Boho or 70s vibe. Find a great hat that will go with a sundress or your favorite vintage tee and jeans then pair the look with some fringe accented accessories.

PLAY LOOK

White Denim: Charlotte Russe ($29.99); Red Crochet Tank: Maurices ($29); Black & White Kimono: Charlotte Russe ($22.99); Earrings: Charming Charlie ($10); Black Wedges: DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse ($59.95) Sunglasses: Maurices ($12.50)

*White denim is a perfect wardrobe staple for pairing with bold fashion trends like fringed kimonos and crochet. The clean and simple silhouette of the white skinny jeans looks perfect paired with a much bolder looking fringe top. This is a great look for going out with friends on a warm summer night.

Blush Pink Crochet Fringe Top (Charlotte Russe $21.99); Steve Madden White Fringe Crossbody Bag (DSW $34.95); Multi Strand Tassel Necklace (Maurices $18); Bangle Bracelets (Charming Charlie $16); Hoop Earrings (Charming Charlie $10)

Jana Meister, is the official stylist and blogger for the Summit Fair Shopping Center. Read her weekly posts at SummitFairShopping.com/JanaStyleBlog.