Go bohemian this spring
Flower power has hit the high street in a big way with flowing dresses, prairie style blouses and lace in soft pastel shades.
Floaty prairie dresses aren’t just for summer picnics either: layer with slogan tees, simple knits, a denim jacket or leather biker to make them part of your everyday wardrobe.
Kate Middleton wears her ditsy print florals midi length with neutral heels and Fearne Cotton favours a floral co-ord suit.
Who doesn’t love a lace blouse with a bell sleeve like this style from Michelle Keegan for Very? Wear with a fluted skirt in white for head to toe colour impact, or with jeans for an easy, everyday look.
A floral silk scarf tied around a ponytail adds a feminine touch to a simple outfit.
Model wears: Lace top, £55, Michelle Keegan at Very, skirts, £69.99, Zara, scarf, (tied in hair) £7.99, Stradivarius, heels, River Island.
Model wears Very and Zara
This boho style dress from QVC is a great trans-seasonal dress that could be worn with boots or sandals.
Mismatch a floral with a statement appliqué jacket, look for playful, crafty details with a boho feel.
Slip a fine knit polo neck underneath a summery chiffon dress, it will instantly update a tired piece, and add a retro feel.
A nipped in jacket like this one from Orla Kiely will sharpen and elongate a more floaty silhouette.
A raffia bag with floral embroidery is guaranteed to add sunshine to your day.
Try swapping you’re your usual handbag for a basket weave version for an instant summery vibe.
Model wears cream polo neck, £15.99, Stradivarius, earrings, £12.99, zara.com, jacket, £390, Orla Kiely, floral maxi dress, £55 Joe Browns at QVC.com
Model wears Stradivarius Zara and Orla Kiely
This monochrome style from Zara is a great dress for the holiday case. Wear with sandals by the pool, or dress it up with oversized jewellery for night-time glamour.
Silk scarves, headbands, earrings and bangles all add to the romantic bohemian trend.
Tassel earrings are the current favourite to dress up a simple plain t-shirt or a structured jacket.
Model wears: Orange headband, £14, River Island, Tassel earrings, £9.99, Stradivarius. Dress, £39.99 Zara
Model wears River Island and Zara
Fearne Cotton is a big fan of Needle and Thread’s embellished dresses and Sarah Jessica Parker buys this label on repeat.
This pink maxi would wow at the summer garden party or wedding. This slip dress version looks great layered with a pussy bow blouse for added impact.
Amanda Holden recently wore a midi, backless version of this dress to attend a friend’s wedding.
Model wears dress, £450, Needle and Thread, top, (worn underneath) £69, Coast, earrings, £7.99, Bershka
Model wears Needle & Thread
No need to save maxi length dresses for holidays.
A longer hemline is a great way to ease into the bare leg season.
This dress from Lena Hoschek looks best dressed with flat sandals or Converse to keep the look understated.
Layer it with a biker jacket or oversized cardi when the sun starts to set.
Model wears maxi dress, £730, Lena Hoschek, Flat rope sandals, £49, Topshop, headscarf, £7.00, Stradivarius
Model wears Lena Hoschek
An embroidered jacket like this one from Lena Hoschek is a great option to throw on with jeans to make an easy statement.
Kate moss looked sensational recently when she embraced this look. She wore a pretty rose embroidered jacket with white skinny jeans and ballet pumps and her style looked effortless.
Not ready for sandals yet? This platform mule from Chie Mihara could be the perfect interim style and will go with a multitude of outfits .
Model wears Floral headscarf, £7.99, Stradivarius, Jacket, £520, Lena Hoschek, Floral dress, £69, Marks and Spencer, Belt, £7.99, Pull and Bear, Earrings, £9.99
Model wearing Lena Hoschek and Marks and Spencer
Photographer: Chris Bracewell
Stylist: Paula O’Connor
Stylist Assistant: Eleanor Smith
Photographer’s assiatant: Olly Symons-Thomas
Hair and make-up: Carolyn Wren using Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush and Sublimage L’Extrait.
Model: Ariane Fournier at Premier
Bershka – Bershka.com
Coast – Coast-stores.com
Lena Hoschek – shop.lenahoschek.com
Marks & Spencer – Marksandspencer.com
Needle & Thread – Needleandthread.com
Orla Kiely – Orlakiely.com
Pull & Bear – PullandBear.com
QVC – QVC.com
River Island – Riverisland.com
Stradivarius – Stradivarius.com
Topshop – Topshop.com
Very – Very.co.uk
Zara – Zara.com