Spring has returned and the earth is in bloom! Let your inner flower child out to play with 1960s inspired fashions in blazing burnt orange and rich brown. These tones and shapes have come a long way since those goldenrod, orange, and avocado polyester bridesmaid dresses in your parents’ wedding album. This season, deep earth tones pair with pops of burgundy and dark blue to make a statement that’s anything but subdued or dowdy. The delicate lines of peasant blouses and floaty dresses add a touch of romance and whimsy, while embroidery lets you bring in just the right flash of color.
This spring’s bold patterns, bright colors, and airy fabrics are all about high fashion that’s also down to earth. Whether you choose to unleash your inner Earth Mother or just add a hint of bohemian to the board room, you’ll find something to love!
Here are just a couple of ways to make this look work for you.
The Diva’s in the Details
Embroidery adds a feminine touch and a flash of color to the classic tunic or peasant blouse. Pair a floaty, body-skimming tunic or peasant blouse with your favorite pair of straight-legged jeans for a casual but classy look, perfect for dinner or a concert with friends. If you want something a little more feminine, choose a boho skirt or peasant dress in one of the season’s rich tones. Whether you choose a bold pattern in rich golds and oranges like Vanessa Hudgens (below) or something in spring’s rich earth hues, you’re sure to be the hippest hippie chick on the block. Pair a vivid skirt with a simple white peasant top, bandeau, or tank and you’re set for the beach, the farmer’s market, or brunch.Wedge sneakers or flip flops and simple accessories – think silver earrings and bracelets – complete the look.
Pull Off the Look
You can go delicate or go bold with this look. This classic embroidered tunic blouse from Lucky pairs well with dark-washed straight-leg jeans and sandals. The flowers and leaves around the bottom bring in a touch of flower power without being overwhelming. Lucky also offers this short-sleeved peasant top with bold orange flowers embroidered down the front. If you want to go global, bright Eastern-inspired tunics are the way to go. This red tribal-influenced tunic from Lucky pairs equally well with a skirt or jeans. White-on-white tops like this one from Lucky look great with boldly colored or patterned skirts. Finish off the look with simple leather flip-flops like these from Report Women, or choose funky wedges from Lacoste.