Monday, December 21, 2015

Trending Now - The New Boho Hippy - Guest Post By Peter Minkoff

Today we have a guest post from Peter Minkoff who will be chatting about one of my fave styles - modern boho hippy.

 is a beauty and fashion editor for 
HighStyleLife magazine from Australia. After graduating at Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a freelance fashion stylist for many fashion events in Australia and United Kingdom. Beside fashion, he loves to practice yoga, cook exotic meals and travel around exotic destinations. His future plans are in creating his personal blog about fashion and style advising. Follow Peter at Facebook and Twitter.


Emma xx

Trending Now - The New Boho Hippy

The romantic era of the 70’s fashion was indeed all about freedom of spirit, eclectic looks, a wide range of colours and a tendency to pair up different styles. This hippie trend, in combination with bohemian chic, is something that is very popular in the fashion industry, even nowadays. Boho-chic, gypsy and hippie vibes really became a part of the mainstream, and now you will find out why.

The Fusion of Boho and Hippie

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Boho chic is closely related to nature, and it perfectly depicts the gypsy lifestyle and their freedom of mind. Detailed embroidery, floaty clothes and remarkable jewellery are just some of the characteristics of this inspirational style. On the other hand, hippie culture is something that was groundbreaking back in the 70’s, with its wide range of colours, geometric cuts and a big diversity in fabrics – and not to mention ethnic patterns and fringing. Mixing these two styles which are different but somehow very similar led to creating a whole new trend in the fashion industry – Boho Hippie. It is a perfectly balanced combination of gypsy lifestyle and hippie spirit.

Boho Hippie in the World of Fashion

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Many people consider the 70’s to be a decade of a bad taste. Despite that fact, they are definitely the most vibrant decade in the history of fashion. This is exactly why the most influential designers draw their inspiration from this period relying on the recognisable shapes, colours and materials. Roberto Cavalli, Jean Paul Gaultier and Emilio Pucci are just some of the designers who embraced maxi skirts and dresses made of fine materials. An outstanding embroidery and luxurious fur also play an important role in their collections.

How to Achieve This Look?

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A mixture of belled sleeves, flared pants and wildly patterned caftans with gladiator sandals, scarves and fringed leather is definitely a win-win scenario when it comes to this trend. Focus is on floaty clothes that allow your body to move freely. Of course, tie-dye is one of the essential elements of this timeless trend, and it can be found on literally each piece of clothing you can possibly imagine. For example, choosing a vibrant bathing suit with this amazing print will be perfect if you want to keep up with this trend. Just wait for an upcoming swimwear sale and get this amazing piece for yourself. Also, experimenting with extraordinary patterns and prints is highly recommended. In that case, you makeup should stay as neutral as possible, whereas natural waves in your hair will give a touch of glamour to your look.

Celebrities Wearing Boho Hippie

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Celebrities love wearing outfits inspired by boho hippie glam. Kylie Jenner wearing floral print floor-length skirt with a grey crop top showed that even a basic look can look chic, even though many would say that it was boring. Olivia Palermo rocked her lace maxi dress paired up with an amazing scarf, while Olsen sisters rocked the red carpet look in their 70’s hippie inspired outfits.  Of course, it is very important to mention celebrities who introduced this amazing trend to the world. They are Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Kendall Jenner, who managed to look stunning in peasant blouses, flared pants and leather jackets accessorised with fringes and tassels.

As you can see, this trend really caught on in the fashion industry. It is definitely very inspirational, and allows playing with fabrics, patterns and colours. Many people would agree that it is actually a state of mind, rather than just a trend that will fade away sooner or later. No matter what you think about it, you have to admit that it remained popular through the history for a good reason.