Want to add a touch of exotic luxe to your wardrobe this season? Welcome the eclectic mix of bohemian style!
No need to jump back to the ’60s from head-to-toe — unless that’s what turns you on, of course — one or two pieces will add just enough fashion buzz to keep things interesting.
A great new handbag, a wonderful print or a dazzling, bejeweled kurta, the choice is yours. It’s all right here in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update.
For the slimmest look, steer clear of flounced and tiered skirts in heavy cottons. Instead, choose a flowing skirt in silk. If size — or age — isn’t an issue, go for a skirt in mixed bright colors and wear it with a tank, or two layered, different-colored tees. Henri Bendel has an amazing selection.
We love the fabulous prints on casual pieces from BCBG Max Azria, Free People, Anthropologie or Armand Diradourian (at Vivre.com).
You will find bohemian-inspired jewelry everywhere, from your favorite mall store to the counter of every major department store. If you want to let your fingers do the walking, try FreePeople.com, Target.com or Claires.com … and go wild!
Our favorite boho shoes can be found at all price points including Cole Haan (as in the espadrille featured here), Delman, Donald J. Pliner, Kate Spade, Kors Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nine West Studio (their new fashion forward line), Kenneth Cole, Anne Klein, Aerosoles and Mossimo at Target.
Where to find them? We absolutely adore the boho chic bags from Isabelle Fiore carried at Saks — as featured here — but they are a bit on the pricey side. You will also find wild metallic hobo bags and great straw totes at Target. Or check your local department store for its private label handbags — they generally cost less.
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.
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