FOLK is back as the most playful way to warm up your wardrobe this winter.
This season, 1970s hippy fashion has been channelled and combined with the most interesting contemporary designs.
The folk look started on catwalks and was endorsed by designers such as Gucci, who used 70s prints in deep reds on black canvases; Hermes, who had paisley prints in burnt oranges and reds; and Dolce & Gabbana, who showcased far more eclectic, bold folk looks.
The most noticeable trait of this trend is the print. Paisley prints are usually very intricate, traditional and can look busy, so when wearing them be sure that they are the focal point of your outfit. For example, if wearing a paisley dress, team it with black tights and black patent sandals that are, in comparison, understated and tie in with this season's look.
The print is what really makes this folk trend look alive so all you fully fledged fashionistas should be able to wear it fearlessly.
Other important aspects of the folk look include 1970s detailing, such as tassels and fringing. Fringed boots and bags, particularly in suede, are popular and very loyal to traditional 70s fabrics.
There are accessories other than bags and boots, if you would prefer not to wear something so salient to the look.
Elasticated headbands worn horizontally are very hippy chic, albeit daring to wear as you risk the effect of mushroom hair!
Faux fur gilets are also a very simple and undoubtedly warm way to folk up your outfit, as they can be worn with anything from leggings to a mini. Even a simple accessory, such as a paisley scarf or a skinny leather belt in tan, can do wonders for an outfit.
But if you prefer to keep things casual, flared denim jeans in a dark wash are perfect for you. They are an easy way to rock the folk look while being comfortable, and can be worn almost anywhere as they can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion.
All these looks can be teamed with effortlessly tousled hair for an effortlessly 1970s' vibe!