Bohemian may be considered part of L.A.'s fashion vernacular, but this spring it’s being done in a more textural and authentically 1970s manner with fringe incorporated into pieces from ankle boots to earrings.
Photo: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, far right, exemplifies the ‘70s bohemian vibe in 1976.
“We’re seeing luxury designers embracing this trend and doing it with finer fabrics instead of hippie vintage,” says Satine’s Jeannie Lee, whose customers have been coming in for soft, blousy tops from Isabel Marant and fringed bags and jackets. “Sure, bohemian is a staple here in L.A., but it’s being done in a way that is now appealing to women who wouldn’t generally wear anything hippie-ish.”
Photo: Denim safari dress, $280 at APC, West Hollywood.
To incorporate a haute-hippie vibe into your look, accessories are the easiest — and most ubiquitous — way the trend is being translated. Suede fringe boots from Mulberry come in a sunny yellow, and fringe hoop earrings from Vita are vibrant teal.
Clogs will be seen in every shape and color this season. A cinnamon brown pair from Seychelles looks like a style straight out of the ‘70s. The lack of hardware and embellishments makes these wearable and worth keeping for the next time this trend rolls around.