TREND: Winter Bohemian

My favorite trend of all time has to be the bohemian look. Its free, fun and looks easily put together (even if it took hours to pick out). I typically find myself donning these hippie chic ensembles during those long gone, steamy, summer months.

That is, until today when I saw this Fashionista. I thought she must be a genius to combine the flowery patterns of summer with the more intense winter colors of her jacket and boots. Additionally, her bag, which she divulged was from her high school days, adds some worn in vintage flair. The flowery patterns and dark colors she uses are reminiscent of Gucci's fall/winter 2008-2009 collection. Both Gucci and this Fashionista combine layers of strong elements such as tall boots and cropped jackets with more feminine floral designs. This dynamic relationship between color and pattern keeps her outfit complicated in an interesting and eye catching way. 

To create your own look, try starting with a floral piece such as this dress from ModCloth.com, add dark jacket like this one from Urban Outfitters, and keep you legs toasty with a pair of dark washed jeggings.

When accessorizing a bohemian themed outfit, think natural. Go with jewelry that is more rough or rustic looking, like this ring. As far as hand bags, purses, and shoes go, the more fringe the better. This also adds a little rustic flair, similar to that of Pocahontas. 

Hint: The key to dressing hippie chic in the winter is layering loose, boho elements with more structured ones.

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