Boho makes a return, but this time around its grown-up, clean-cut aesthetic suits everyone.

If you can recall Sienna Miller's boho wardrobe from the mid-noughties you'll remember all the frills and frippery associated with the look of the day. Think piled-up trinket jewellery, paisley-print peasant skirts, tinted aviators and fringed Balenciaga motorcycle handbags.

This time around the look is much more purposeful in its clean-cut, streamlined approach. On the back of recent revivals in 70s fashion, the romance of Californian girls still offer plenty of inspiration, with simple smock dresses and peasant skirts in organic colours and textures.

Gregory's artist smock in rust is a good starting point for a clean-cut prairie-inspired piece, the type of throw-on top perfect for the sunny days ahead. Teamed with billowing pants or crisp white jeans, its volume provides an interesting play with proportion.

For something fresh, check out the debut collection by local label Shjark. Focusing on updated classics with a modern edge, its promising to see a young local label offer the type of well-made casual luxury that will stand the test of time.


• Country Road (09) 309 6862
Deborah Sweeney
• Encompass (03) 381 4065
• Gregory (09) 524 2252
• Le Specs 0508 Eyewear
Mi Piaci

Deborah Sweeney dress $295. Country Road bag $169. Mi Piaci sandals $220.

Shjark denim top $289. Visage pants $350. Country Road heels $289.

Shjark trench coat $589. Kowtow dress $229. Mi Piaci heels $280.

Gregory blouse $269. The Fifth Label pants, $115, from Encompass. Country Road espadrilles $149. Le Specs sunglasses $70.

Country Road dress $279. Mi Piaci slingback heels $250.