Summer Festival Look: Boho

The Bohemian (Boho) look is one of the most popular among the crowd at Summer music festivals worldwide!

Style and comfort are the two main things to think about when planning your outfit for a music festival. You need to wear something you can dance in, sit on the grass in and something that is going to keep you cool.

Here's how the nail the BOHO look:


Perfect for both eye protection from the sun, and literally the 'cherry on top' to a perfect festival outfit accessory. Round 'John Lennon' types are all the rage, as are bright colours, prints and cat's-eye shades!


The strappier the better when going for the boho look. Brown is usually the staple colour for this look, but a pastel thrown in the mix is also a good choice.

Shoulder Bag

Essential for any festival look. Do not ever - I repeat - EVER even think about taking a handbag. It will only annoy you and everyone else around you. Mosh Pits gets squishy, and even if you think you want to avoid the mosh, you still gotta stand in the bathroom, drinks and food lines. So, for the boho look, brown is again the staple colour, but for a bit of statement tassels are great.

Floral Dress/Kimono

The outfit is what makes this look. You need something that is flowy, and something floral is always great - it gives the effortless feel that ultimately makes a look, or a person, Bohemian.

Other BOHO things to add to your outfit are:

- Headband

- Anything with a 'Peace' sign on it

- Lace clothing

- Tasselled clothing

- Feathers


Tribal Influence

Last weekend The Fashion Vault came across a very detailed Reuben Bokaba, strutting in the City.

"He was a little frazzled when we asked if it was okay to photograph him. He was a total natural though!

"We loved his look because everything had so much tribal detail and was strategically put together. After more chatting, he confessed, happily, that he was the designer of his shirt. 'It's handmade by me!'.

"To complete his look he added, cuffs and a ring from Lovisa.

"Merry Christmas!"

From The Fashion Vault, AKA Janette, Sofia and Deejay.

Pretty in Pastels

Need a look that will turn heads while keeping yours cool? Nothing brings out your feminine side like stepping out in pastels.

This summer, don’t be shy of softening your wardrobe and looking towards this functional palette for the warmer weather.

Perfect for a casual barbecue or night out to dinner, bring together two or three light colours with a similar tone, or stick to one hue in a number of shades (with a simple pop of colour) to execute this trend. For evenings, add a hit of metallic through your accessories for contrast and glamour.

Light and breezy fabrics are essential, allowing for a functional fit that will keep you cool and comfortable no matter how hot things get this summer.

Image: Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 at London Fashion Week.

Eeenie, Meenie, Minie... MINI

The warm weather is here and the festive season has officially kicked off, so what better time than to rock out your mini-skirts?

This season is all about the chic mini. You can dress them up or down depending on the styles of material they have been made from.

Mini By Day

Pair a floral mini with a cute cropped tee and accessorise with some strappy sandals, a pair of bright sunnies and a tote for a day out and about.

Mini By Night

Black or embellished is perfect for a night out. Pair with a singlet or blouse tucked in for extra shape, and wedges or strappy statement heels. Opt for a light pleather style that breathes to allow you to dance the night away!

Choosing the cut of your mini is also really important. If you are short, opt for a straight A-lined skirt that will run along side your legs giving an elongated look. Cut-outs will also work well, and give your outfit a bit of oompf. If you are tall, you need a little bit more material. Try wearing the fun, flowing skater-style designs.

Friday Fresh

We spotted Maty Saks heading into the city one friday for afterwork-drinks... and looking fresh!

Maty is a public servant by day, a part-time personal trainer for Detox Fitness and a DJ by night. It’s amazing he even has time to put together such a rocking look!

His style echoes the old school hip-hop and RnB tracks he is known for mixing. Maty’s carefully curated outfit is a modern take on the style of fresh Prince of Bel Air.

The vest worn is a jacket that Maty has had altered to suit his individual style.

Outfit breakdown:

Gucci sunglasses

Nike Cap

G-Shock watch

Chicago Bulls jersey

David and Goliath altered vest

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