Fashion Trend Report: Hippie Chic

The pursuit of boho glam has reached a fever pitch with a bevy of high-fashion options on display from the runways to red carpets.

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While there has been a big shift on runways recently toward practical silhouettes and clothing you'd actually wear on the streets, we're happy to report that not all the over-the-top glam has been put on pause. Perhaps in some iterations, the glamour on the runways now represents the new way we think about aspirational dressing. Take the hippie-chic trend as a perfect example.

This movement could definitely be considered a reflection on how we feel as a nation—a generation in flux, nomadic in many ways—from how often we change jobs to our tendency to be in constant motion. Wandering spirits are everywhere these days. One thing that is certain is that designers are looking to the character of the boho-glam free spirit to inspire their collections.

Hermès, Etro, Marni
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Jean Paul Gaultier for Hermés, Veronica Etro for Etro and Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni all sent hippie-chic looks down their runways. In lieu of tried and tired maxi skirts and filmy peasant blouses (although those are having a moment, too), designers focused on rich color, intricate gypsy-esque embroidery and luxe fur in a rainbow of hues.

Celebrities are flocking to boho glam looks as well. We saw the look on model Abbey Clancy who donned a maxi dress with thigh-high slits, knee-high boots and a fur jacket. Style maven Olivia Palermo looked glamorous in a lace maxi dress and scarf. Demi Moore appeared as though she just came off the runway in a luxe maxi dress.

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We love this look and whether you identify as a boho girl or not, it's a fun style to take for a spin. We found pieces you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe from Free People, Piperlime, ASOS and Pixie Market.

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Free People Embroidered Fable Dress, $168, at Free People; Ella Moss Emiline Top, $174, at piperlime.com; Story of Lola Fur Vest in Multi Color Pattern, $123, at asos.com; Pixie Market Folk Print Bell Sleeve Babydoll Dress, $60, at Pixie Market

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