Planning your getaway wardrobe? Move away from minimalism and embrace the exuberance of your destination with summer’s go-to trend: bohemian prints. Blending free-spirited florals and tile motifs with high-octane hues, each of these patterned pieces evoke a sense of effortless luxe, making them a perfect match for sun-drenched locations. Here’s how to wear them…
1. The Smock Dress
When we think of bohemian prints, the first image that usually springs to mind is the seventies-inspired smock dress. Reimagined with a thigh-grazing length and folkloric florals, this deep red design allows the vintage staple to take on a more modern identity. Style with metallic sliders and a pair of sunglasses.
2. The Side-Tie Shorts
Printed shorts are the modern traveller’s way to breeze into holiday mode, thanks to their versatility and comfort in warmer climes. For a laid-back look, wear them with a tucked-in white shirt, a straw hat and sequin-embellished sandals.
3. The Hanky-Hem Midi
Hanky hemlines have fallen into favour for SS18, creating a considerably carefree look when combined with bold bohemian prints. Tap into the trend with a mid-length silhouette that will translate seamlessly from day trips to sunset drinks by the coast, wearing it with wedges and a straw circle bag.
4. The Kaftan Top
A cool kaftan is an integral part of your suitcase selection, shielding you from the sun’s rays and sea breezes alike. Lean to the adaptability of this key piece with this relaxed design, patterned with bohemian florals, and spliced with contrasting border hems. Complete the look with denim shorts and nude-hued accessories.
5. The Sun Dress
Tropical destinations present the perfect excuse to showcase the punchiest prints in your wardrobe, letting you leave your sartorial inhibitions at home. Patterned with an eye-catching motif in vibrant hues of pink, aquamarine and sunshine yellow, this printed sun dress is the epitome of exotic. Make it stand out all the more with a matching bag, offsetting the look with simple sandals in gold.
6. The Maxi Kaftan
Whether strolling down the shore or seeking out of the best spots for lunch, a day in the sun calls for effortless cover-ups that make light work of beach-to-bar dressing. The answer? Wind-blown kaftans that fuse resort glamour with an air of ease. Pick a printed piece crafted from a semi-sheer, featherweight fabric, and wear it over your bikini with your favourite pair of sandals.