Fashion: Boho is back – here's how to get it right this time around
We saw it in the 60s, then the noughties, and now the boho trend is having a renewed resurgence. Katie Wright rounds up the best buys to shop now
CAST your mind back to the mid-noughties. Avril Lavigne was tearing up the pop charts, teens were glued to The O.C. and the fashion world's focus was, for a time, on Sienna Miller.
The English actress's relationship with actor Jude Law at the time frequently landed her in the tabloids, her bohemian style – harking back to the 60s flower power and hippy look – landed her on the cover of Vogue.
Miller's aesthetic was characterised by gypsy skirts (a maxi skirt pulled up and worn as a dress was her signature look), peasant blouses, slouchy leather bags and wide belts slung low on the hips.
Now, more than a decade on, 'boho chic' is firmly back on the fashion map. Your key buys now include a statement dress inspired by the Chloe SS18 collection, and an embroidered cotton blouse with puff sleeves and tassel ties.
The trophy jacket is another essential component. Boxy, cropped and covered in embroidery, this hard-working piece will give denim a new lease of life and can be dressed up or down.
Accessorise with a straw bag (mini or maxi) and sandals (tasselled, of course) and you're all set.
Here's our pick of the best boho buys on the high street right now...
:: Biba Yellow Embroidered Boho Dress, currently reduced to £70 from £90, House of Fraser
:: Red Herring Lilac Striped Embroidered Cotton Bardot Neck Short Sleeve Midi Dress, £39; Faith Silver Patent Christine High Block Heel Court Shoes, currently reduced to £10.50 from £35, Debenhams
:: Oliver Bonas Retreat Embroidered Striped Blouse, currently reduced to £20 from £55; Point Asymmetric Tie Blue Culottes, £59.50
:: Matalan Embroidered Bell Sleeve Boho Blouse, £18
:: Monsoon Tabatha Embroidered Jacket, £65
:: Matalan Falmer Festival Embroidered Cropped Jacket, £35
:: Joe Browns Truly Retro Tassel Straw Basket Bag, currently reduced to £24 from £38, Swimwear365
:: New Look Black Tassel Stripe Straw Bucket Bag, £15.99
:: Office Spicy – Trim Ankle Strap Toe Post Sandals, £39
:: Glamorous Blue Multi Coloured Tassel Sandals, £36