STYLE GURU STYLE: Bohemian Summer

My roommates raid my closet all the time. From those many trips into my room, they would tell you that if you wanted to find any style from preppy to grunge and everything in-between, you would be in luck. However, they would also tell you that my most extensive style of clothing, which is always moved to the front section in my closet are my bohemian pieces. I just can’t help it, between living in Florida and my love of loose-fitting, breathable clothes, boho is what I live in during the summer (and let’s be honest the rest of the year, as well).

I look for inspiration on the runways all the time for bohemian looks. Currently, I cannot get enough of the Valentino spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. The modern take on bohemian style is fresh and different from many other designers. While Valentino had some classic bohemian-inspired looks such as this gorgeous printed dress, Pierpaolo Piccioli, (one of Valentino’s creative directors), combined the minimalistic and monotone trends with Italian-inspired bohemian style to create looks such as this one, that scream summer boho.

I tried to channel Piccioli’s vision in my outfit today, and I love the way it turned out. I am wearing a loose white T-shirt dress paired with a green hooded utility jacket tied around my waist. I also added a gold fringe bib necklace and a camel wool fedora hat. To finish off my bohemian look, I decided to make it a little dressier by adding tan wooden heeled sandals.

Since I first wore this outfit at the beginning of the month, it has become one of my staple summer outfits. Don’t get me wrong though, when I wear something that white, I usually spill something on it before I even get out the door. That is why I bought the same exact dress in black. I have a better chance in black to not look like a walking napkin all day. Moral of the story: try out a white T-shirt dress like mine, and add accessories to make that blank canvas turn into a bohemian look. Just remember to bring a stain removing pen with you.

Get My Look: 1. A white T-shirt dress. 2. A green utility jacket. 3. Tan heeled sandals.  4. A brown wool fedora.