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Get the folk trend right

2016-10-21 06:00

One of our favourite runway trends for spring/summer 2016 is the new bohemian look. This folk vibe is inspired by the carefree style of the ’60s with artisan details like embroidery, appliqué and tassels. If the mention of embroidery makes you shudder and think of your gran’s tapestry then ease into the trend with one of these five key items.


The peasant blouse is the go-to item for this trend. It's a spring wardrobe must-have that channels a relaxed and effortless look. Peasant blouses featuring embroidery in a contrasting colour with tassel detail look amazing pair with flared jeans and short shorts. If you’re nervous about pulling off the hippy chic look then opt for a modern update with a cold shoulder detail.


Give this summer wardrobe staple an update. Invest in a pair of shorts embellished with an embroidery trim and cinched in the waist with a tasselled drawstring. They look great with loose-fit vests and the relaxed fit is flattering – especially if you’re looking to elongate your pins.


One of the key shapes for this trend is the trapeze or A-line dress. A flattering silhouette that is forgiving to most body shapes. It’s also ideal to throw on over your costume for a day at the beach. If you’re feeling bold, consider this season’s update on the dress – the playsuit. A gypsy-inspired playsuit with embroidered trim is the quintessential item for this trend.


If you’re looking to ‘test drive’ the trend before investing in a clothing item then consider trying it out with a pair of embellished sandals. The gladiator sandal is the ‘it’ shoe of the season so look out for folk interpretations of the style detailed with mirrors, embroidered trims or tasselled ties.


It’s all in the details so finish off your folk look with tasselled earrings or a bib necklace. Stack on a few bangles and opt for a pair of oversized hoop earrings. The crowning look to your carefree summer casual look.

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