Bohemian Strategy: Blending Beachy Looks with City Vibes

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Bohemian Strategy: Blending Beachy Looks with City Vibes
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Southern California fashion has a flavor distinctly it’s own. With the sprawling coastline, rows of palm trees dotting (nearly) every street and a permanent vacation climate as influences, it’s no wonder why so many of use are head-over-heels for bohemian styles, bright colors and breezy silhouettes. But particularly in Los Angeles, we’ve, Los Angeles adopted a hybrid bohemian-meets-cosmopolitan tang that sets it apart from the rest of the SoCal pack…and most other cities as well.

And that, my friends, is the ideology behind this look.

Photos by Kyle DeWitt.

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It’s a fine balancing act between finding clothes that adhere to both city chic and beautiful bohemian criteria. As a matter of fact, they’re often impossible to blend. But executed properly, these looks are captivating—not to mention Instagram gold.

Ever since I laid eyes on one of their strappy bralettes, For Love & Lemons has been one of my very favorites. Founded right here in Los Angeles, this wild-child, made-for-Coachella line has evolved into a major trendsetting brand in just a few short years (remember the super-sexy, sheer floral-embroidered Luau dress that basically everyone was wearing last summer? You can see it right here). This is one version of their Barcelona dress, which launched as a maxi last fall. However, with its crazy popularity to thank, the dress has been reproduced in several color variations in both long and short versions, not to mention a two-piece crop top and skirt set as well. Foregoing the lengthier version, I picked this pretty A-line dress in old gold, in part because it’s ahhh-mazing and also because it’s got a color that could really work for any season.

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Also, just look at the incredible attention to detail here—light-as-air chiffon fabric, delicate velvet embroidery, masterful patterning, subtle latticed cutouts and flawlessly cut silhouette make this flared-sleeved sheath a bohemian dream.

Now to add in some polished elements to offset any overly boho vibes, I picked a pair of retro Wildfox cat eye sunglasses and my favorite lace-up Chinese Laundry heels. And of course, a few brassy-gold necklaces and pair of triangle earrings completed the look.

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What do you think of this look? Sound off in the comments below!

Outfit Details
Dress: For Love & Lemons
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Sunglasses: Wildfox
Jewelry: Urban Outfitters

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