Walk On The Wild Side


Short floaty skirt, 2005
Short floaty skirt, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




New fashions are born as a sign of the times. Bohemian Chic is no exception to the rule, it’s a reflection of the economic state of the world. Boho fashion was originally associated with the wardrobe of struggling artists, writers, musicians and actors. Today, the style has transcended into the mainstream. When some trends go from the catwalk to the closet, they can get a little pricey. But you don’t have to worry about that, contrary to popular belief high quality doesn’t have to be expensive. These styles are totally affordable.


Take a break from the earthy, watered down tones of traditional boho and step over to the wild side. New trends offer a wide variety of boho inspired jewelry with an edgy modern twist. Organic shapes and natural elements compliment any look. If you prefer a pop of color try the salmon pink, teals, deep reds and jeweled purple tone jewelry. Choose from hoops, wooden bangles, metal bangles, chandelier earrings, colorful cuffs, cool ear hooks, and beaded pieces that easily can go from day to night. There are multi-string beaded necklaces in metallic tone colors that are lightweight, so feel free to pile on the bracelets without feeling weighed down. You can mix and match textures and patterns without looking overdone.


You will see the traditional volume, length, and eclectic patterns that were popular in the sixties. Boho fashion was made famous by offering a loose, relaxed, feminine silhouette; following a time in fashion history when clothing was tight and restricting. Peasant tops, tunics, long skirts, wide leg pants, and the popular maxi-dress will all be available for you to choose from. Beautiful embroidered detailing gives that high fashion feel without the high fashion price tag. You don’t have to look like a hippie to be on trend, new age pieces have a more polished apearance that compliment any wardrobe.



2 thoughts on “Walk On The Wild Side”

  1. Beautiful fashion jewerly with genuine garnets

    Genuine Garnets is a transparent to translucent mineral, a
    small, precious stone (from 0.08 to 0.3 inches in size),

    fiery or blood-red in color (colored with iron
    with a chromium admixture). Its name derived from the Greek Pyropos,

    pyr = fire, ops = eye. It has a hardness number of 6.
    5 to 7.5. It boasts exceptional color stability and is

    resistant to heat and acids.

    The genuine garnet has been haphazardly collected from river silts since ancient
    times. The organized collection of

    genuine garnets with export to the world began in the early middle ages, at
    the time of the great migration of

    nations from the 6th to 8th centuries. In the middle ages, the popularity of genuine garnets wanes.
    A few rare

    goldsmith relics have been preserved from the second half of
    the 14th century. It was not until the late 15th

    century that garnets began to be seen more often as decorations on liturgical silver, particularly chalices.

    peak period came under the reign of Emperor Rudolph II, who supported cutters and introduced the right of first

    refusal on garnets of exceptional size. After 1700
    genuine garnets became more widespread in fashion

    generally. Small stones came into costume jewelry in the 2nd quarter of the 18th century and so the Empress Mary

    issued a ban on the export of genuine garnets from the country, thus
    protecting the domestic monopoly on the mining

    and working of garnet. To help date garnet jewels from the 2nd third to the end of the 19th century there are

    garnet setting techniques: grain and rivet (jewelry techniques).

    In the 19th century, genuine garnet-makers hosted

    successful displays at industrial exhibitions. Thanks to the success of the craftsmen at the World Exhibition in

    Brussels in 1958, genuine garnet again became part of contemporary artwork.


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