Femme la Bohemme

Clockwise from top left: Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate Olsen and Sienna Miller  do boho proud.

Isabel Marant Jasia smock top (left) from www.net-a-porter.com and Winter Kate Gypsy Rose tassel vest (right) from www.theoutnet.com
Samura turquoise and coral earrings (only $39!) at www.fantasyjewelerybox.com (left); Theyskens Theory jacquard blazer atwww.thecorner.com (right)


Anna Sui fringed tote at www.stylebop.com (left); Lu Flux patchwork shirtdress (right) at www.farfetch.com.

The uptight urbanite – sleek, french manicured and not a hair out of place, has a serious fashion rival to contend with this summer. The “Femme La Boheme” is moving from the fringes of fashion to take center stage. Unlike her ponytailed, twinset wearing sister, this girl is care-free and adventurous. Make no mistake, she’s not a messy hippie flashback…big difference here. It’s less unwashed and more world-travelled. Marni, Burberry Prorsum, Barbara Bui and Missoni all ran their boho beauties up and down the catwalks. Our gal channels Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller and Mary-Kate Olson all at once.

To that end, you will most likely see her wearing pieces from Winter Kate, Elizabeth and James, Matthew Williamson or Isabel Marant. Think peasant blouses with jeans, shawls and maxi dresses, smock tops and shorts, and beachy, tousled hair that reveals the cheekiest pair of bohemian earrings peeking through. At her most restrained she’s in a relaxed Theyskens Theory blazer, worn open enough to show a splash of neon underneath. Fringes and patchwork are her friends, and appear on anything from skirts to bags. Go ahead, walk on the wild side and interpret your own version of this free spirit with full poetic license.


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