RAC Shopping Guide: Elevated Bohemian



If it seems like everywhere you turn when shopping, whether it be while flipping through the glossy pages of Haute Living or casually entering Miami’s newest cool eatery, there’s a prominent nod to all things ’70s glamour, then you’re right.

The throwback bohemian trend has made its way from grunge to luxe with designers like Valentino, Stella McCartney and Chloe showcasing collections that blend hippie-chic with elevated fabrics, fringe and other details. And fashion influencers including model and blogger Rocky Barnes, super-starlet Sienna Miller and model-turned-denim designer Alexa Chung epitomize all things flower child and unconventional. Which brings me to my next point. There’s a fine line between messy and effortless (one that all three aforementioned ‘it girls’ have clearly mastered). To that end, we’re celebrating this particular fashion craze the haute way: by not only highlighting some of our favorite wardrobe staples from Lanvin, Aquazzura and Vanessa Bruno, but by teaching our readers a thing or two about looking sharp and staying on trend at the same time. Because don’t we all want to channel a modern day Stevie Nicks? I know I do.

In this week’s RAC shopping guide, we’ve included embroidered frocks with wide-brimmed felt hats, chunky footwear in rich earth tones and washed silk peasant tops. We’ve also set our sights on emerging brand The Nomadic Collector’s oversized shoulder bag with an exaggerated drawstring tassel frill. And to boot, this particular brand was built on the principle of creating a luxury lifestyle company that ethically sources the fine materials used to create each sustainable yet fashionable piece. Happy shopping.

1) Chloe
Leather boots
Price: $895
Available online at fwrd.com

2) Isabel Marant
Set of two resin and gold-plated cuffs
Price: $250
Available online at barneys.com

3) Montgolfier
Bucket bag
Price: $1,475
Available for order on thenomadiccollector.com

4) Lanvin
Tasseled silk-georgette blouse
Price: $1,285
Available online at net-a-porter.com

5) Vanessa Bruno
Birds and flowers print flared dress
Price: $600
Available online at farfetch.com

6) Lanvin
Price: $850
Felt Hat With Gold Chain
Available online at net-a-porter.com

7) Aquazzura
Very Eugenie suede and leather sandals
Price: $775
Available online at net-a-porter.com

8) Gucci
Dionysus suede shoulder bag
Price: $1,350
Available online at net-a-porter.com

9) Cele and Clio
Sybil Earrings
Price: $365
Available online at celeandclio.com