LONG LIVE BOHO CHIC
A style that never really goes out of fashion? Boho style with a ‘70s vibe. I love pairing a patterned mid-calf peasant dress with some good ol’ cowboy boots — always a winning combo. This outfit is such an easy one to throw on, but it looks so effective. And if it gets chilly in the evening, I just layer up with a “clashing” patterned coat. I say throw out the rule book!
One of the easiest ways to do do boho is to shop vintage. I’ve long been a vintage fan, whether it be via family hand-me-downs, car boot sales, charity shops or vintage shops. Having a rummage and uncovering hidden gems is probably one of my favourite pastimes, so read on for some of my favourite vintage shops!
1. Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro curates the best selection of vintage possible — their shop behind Oxford Street has, for years, been one of my favourite haunts.
Rokit take the hard work out of searching for vintage and always have a great selection, particularly in dresses from different eras.
Everybody knows I love hitting up a charity shop, but say hello to the online equivalent! Oxfam’s online shop always have an array of vintage items in hundreds.
As well as second-hand designer items, Vestiaire have the most brilliant vintage finds, including rare and hard-to-find items. Don’t be put off by higher ticket items — there’s lots of bargains to be found too!
Good old Ebay — everybody has something they’ve bought and loved from Ebay (and if you haven’t, where have you been??). It’s the perfect place to search for that ’70s prairie dress you’ve been after on a budget. My one tip: don’t let your competitiveness get the better of you. Have a price in your head and stick to it — easier said than done, I know!
SZ Blockprints by Sarah Zellwegger is a London-based company who partner with a multigenerational family printing studio in Jaipur to make their bright clothes with a rich heritage. Each pattern has a different — and long — story to tell, and each is carefully chosen and executed by hand by these skilled local artisans in a sustainable way. 10 percent of the profits benefit the SZ Foundation, which works with local organisations in Jaipur to support vocational training and empowerment programmes for women.