"Rich hippie" has been a recurring theme in fashion ever since Yves Saint Laurent set eyes on the young, stunning Talitha Getty in Morocco in the late '60s. With not one but two biopics of the designer out in 2014- this summer's Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival- perhaps its not surprising that bohemian styles appeared in runway collections such as Burberry Prorsum and Etro.
The sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll spirit of these clothes may have been born in the 60s, but it continues to resonate with women of many generations. It's a natural look for young concertgoers, for example, but it can also speak to those who lived through that freewheeling era. Why not? It's comfortable, glamorous, and more forgiving than sharply tailored pieces. So let's raise a glass to la vie de boheme.
How to Pull it Off...
1. The mix of textures and patterns is key. Think fur (real or faux), chunky knits, embroidery, lame, paisley, and prints reminiscent of Moroccan tiles.
2. I adore a furry or knit vest over a long, fluid dress. Bonus: A vest adds warmth without much bulk.
3. Nothing should restrict your movement. Stride like the free spirit you are in flowing layers, sturdy boots, and long tassel earrings that could've come from the top of a fez. But no floppy hat or you'll look ready for a costume party.