Ways to Wear Fall’s Bohemian Trend Without Looking Like a Hippie

Talk about new bohemia: The fall runways were filled with folksy, fairy-tale looks (Valentino, Alexander McQueen) and lean ’70s silhouettes (Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci). Super flattering and super feminine, sure, but how do you wear those ideas without looking like you crawled out of the musical Hair? Or worse, like you just got back from Bonnaroo?

The secret, it seems, is to mix just one or two boho pieces with the tailored, modern pieces you already own. Here, three chic ladies (as seen on the streets of London Fashion Week!) show us how to it’s done.

1. The Embroidered Top
bohemian Your favorite summer peasant top can make the transition to fall just fine—if you keep the rest of your outfit autumnal. Follow this gal’s lead and wear yours with separates in rich hues and heavier weights; her eggplant-color leather skirt and forest green cableknit sweater ground the bright flowers on her cotton shirt perfectly.

The Fringed Kimono
bohemian2 That floaty robe you wore with cutoffs and a tank top in July doesn’t have to be stored just yet—it looks equally chic with skinny jeans too. Wear it as a jacket on sunny September days over a neutral-color knit top. Just be sure to pair with subtantial accessories: A sturdy leather tote, a berry-color felt hat, and booties keep the look from appearing beachy.

Printed Pants
bohemian1Lived in your silky pajama pants all summer? Keep the vibe going—and make it feel polished for fall—by piling on lean pieces in perfectly coordinating hues. The matchy-matchy color palette keeps everything looking super intentional, right down to the suede and felt accessories. Even though the fabrics here are billowy, the fact that they don’t show an ounce of skin (note the high collar and tightly tied belt!) make this look feel cozy.

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