The Look: That Retro Thing


flared sleeve style

Weekend expeditions to volcanic lakes, hippy villages and retro cafes are made for quirky retro looks. Today, I channeled my 1970s spirit child and went hippy in flared sleeves, statement stripes and this oh-so-stunning beaded Native American Necklace*.


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polka dot sunglasses
 Beaded Native American Necklace: Bo Boutique* (Get it here)
Flared sleeve top: Boohoo
Stripe Skirt: Primark
Ankle Boots: ASOS
Sunglasses: Vintage

**Photos taken at Kuranda, 'That Retro Cafe' and Lake Eacham, all on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland**

Living in the Southern Hemisphere can be a bizarre experience. Why? The majority of my fellow fashionistas dwell in the North and it all feels sort of topsy-turvy. As my Instagram news feed start to become more beach-y and I see an increase of 'oh my gosh sunshine' exclamations, all I can say is, 'welcome to my world!' ;)
Bohemian style is often associated with sunshine and Summer days, so it comes as no surprise that this trend is gonna be huge for the on-coming European Summer. Ladies: embrace flares in all their glory, mix and match with flows of florals, lashings of jewellery and everything fringed!

As I live in constant Summer (feel free to virtually slap me), boho vibes are always strong in my day to day look. So when Bo Boutique, an online jewellery mecca focusing on those wanderlust-filled boho vibes, popped into my radar, I was hooked. This Native American Beaded Necklace* is hand made with love and inspired by the designers love of travel and gypsy jewels. Worn over this black, flared-sleeve top, it makes a stunning statement that has me dreaming of Native American trails and long nights wandering under the stars. 

I highlighted the pieces' vibrant mauve tones in my striped skirt, which is from the bargain palace that is Primarni Primark. The ankle boots polished the look off to festival perfection. The result? Something truly bohemian, but with an air of understated glamour. #BlowingMyTrumpetMuch?

Are you ready to embrace Summer's bohemian vibes?

Rachel
xoxo

82 comments:

  1. Love this look babe. And your beachy photos too. They are so dreamy and perfect. :)
    Have a great day babe!

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  2. Giiiirl, those sleeves are absolutely everything! So so beautiful and paired with such an amazing skirt too. I love this look!

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  3. I absolutely love this look and it has definitely given me inspiration to try something different myself. I love the statement necklace! x

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  4. Obsessed with this look beauty! The statement necklace is just perfect.
    Kisses, Raysa

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  5. wooow, rachel, you look s t u n n i n g <3 that outfit matches so perfectly to the place and looks amazing on you hun <3 happy weekend sweety <3
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  6. You are so lucky having to enjoy sunshine where you live , i love the necklace so much and the style suits you so well. Have a lovely weekend dear.

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  7. That tan though, ugh so jealous haha. You look drop dead gorgeous as always Rachel, and once again I'm totally blown away by how amazing your surroundings are - you seriously do live in a tropical paradise!! :)

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  8. You look absolutely gorgeous! That skirt makes you look SO tan, Rachel xx

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  9. Beautiful place, you look so chic in this outfit. Have a lovely weekend ahead. xx
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  10. I'm totally in love with this look! I love your skirt so much! :)

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  11. You are such a babe! I love this look Rachel! That necklace is amazing! Hope you have a great weekend doll!
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  12. Did you change your hair babe? It looks amazing!! The native American necklace looks incredible! I love the mixture of the hippy trend and the boho look. You look stunning and everything blends in so perfectly. You are naturally a stunner!
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  13. Rachel, you are so charming, I loved reading this post! You are the queen of all things boho, you always pull it off so effortlessly and style your looks to perfection. I often feel that style is a way of life, so you create the look that reflects the style, but you yourself are the style, such is the case with you and boho. You can tell that you have a very cool, laid back personality, which ties in with the whole aesthetic. Now onto your look! I adore that necklace and the way it looks over the black top, it really pops and stands out against the contrast. I'm also loving that skirt, which fits you like a glove! Great styling, as always, beauty! I hope you have a great weekend ahead and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

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  14. Your outfit is amazing, You look gorgeous
    have a great weekend
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  15. Gorgeous photos ! You looks amazing.
    Kisses
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  16. Love the styling, so pretty!
    Have a great weekend :)
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  17. Such a beautiful summer look!

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  18. You look gorgeous! I'm obsessed with your necklace! xx

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  19. So that necklace is definitely one of the prettiest I've seen in months! Such a chic and fashionable one! Xx

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  20. This is a beautiful look, I adore that skirt and the necklace is so special! The outfit really hits that transitional period between seasons perfectly!

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  21. Gorgeous look from head to toe. You look amazing.
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  22. You look amazing! love your look!

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  23. You look stunning Rachel, I absolutely loveeeee this look, I love all the different parts of this outfit from the skirt, to the sunnies and that gorgeous Necklace, keep being Fabulous <3! You are rocking it Guuuurl!


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  24. Such a unique look that you pull off effortlessly. I am in love with your necklace.
    Happy weekend, Rachel!

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  25. Love it!
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  26. Love your outfit and the way these photos look. You really are lucky to live in an ever-constant summer!

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  27. Your hair looks amazing! And I'm loving this look... the skirt and necklace are perfect :)
    xoxo

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  28. Absolutely mesmerising my ultimate boho, beachy babe to end all babes! One of my all time favourite outfits of yours (to be honest, they're all my faves, but you know what I'm sayin'), that striped skirt of stun is so beautiful on you, the red and white hues are utter perfection! Absolutely adore the flared sleeves of your top, so much cool to crush on. Those shades too! Completely heart-eyed. And your necklace is just all the dreamy. Totally in lust with all the tropically gorgeous backdrops, I'm oh so in love with all of your pretty paradise! <3

    I'm 100% ready to embrace summer's bohemian vibes, definitely my favourite look during the hotter months. Unbeatable! <3

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  29. You look gorgeous Rachel and I'm also loving that skirt; it fits perfectly and that statement necklace is just perfection! xo

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  30. That bell sleeve top is so pretty on you, Rachel and wow, that necklace is handmade? I can't imagine how much time and effort went into creating that stunning piece.

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  31. You are so gorgeous in these pictures!!

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  32. This look is so pretty! I love the flared sleeves and the beaded necklace :)

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  33. You look stunning doll! Love the styling.

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  34. I have seen your IG posts and you look so happy (with the coconut in the hand) Life in Australia always be more interesting than cloud and rain in the UK I guess lol Because that's how I feel here in Bangkok! Love the look gorgeous!

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  35. Love your outfit! You look beautiful
    xoxo

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  36. It must be good to live in constant summer, whenever it is freezing outside I just wish it was summer :) That necklace is amazing, I wonder how long it must have taken to make it! x

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  37. This outfit is so perfect! I'm beyond in love with the necklace it's pretty much what dreams are made of!! & don't worry I don't hate you for your constant warm weather it just inspires me!

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  38. Loving this! x

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  39. Sooooooo Gorgeous Rachel. I love the sleeves on your top

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  40. love your bohemian side, babe, that necklace is stunner....
    have a great Sunday
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  41. love your bohemian side, babe, that necklace is stunner....
    have a great Sunday
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  42. The stripey skirt is very stylish and I love the decor of that cafe, so funky!

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  43. Great outfit! Loved those sleeves!

    Kisses,
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  44. Yes I am jealous that you have summer all year around. Cute outfit and beautiful pictures.
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  45. I totally dig the look. I can see a lot of fashion bloggers wearing the bell sleeves nowadays... I wonder if it will also look good on me as how it looks amazing on you. xD


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  46. I fell in love with this on Instagram, it's so fab. I love those sleeves

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  47. Love your skirt! You look pretty!! Great style!
    Xoxo,
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  48. Thanks my dear :D

    You look superb. Just in love with your skirt :D

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  49. Amazing look !!!
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  50. Lovely post hun! I like this so much.

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  51. What a cool place, the water in the background looks amazing
    xo
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  52. Your necklace looks enchantingly lovely, Rachel! Love the entire look and have a fab week ;)

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  53. Amazing look!
    Baci,
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  54. I'm obsessed with your necklace hun... and you look so gorgeous... love all d clicks... xoxo, neha

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  55. I'm loving this look! You look absolutely stunning.

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  56. I love this post! Very beautiful photos! ♥

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  57. love this whole look! i'm also into this bohemian style lately but i still searching for the perfect pieces.. thanks for sharing Rachel! :)
    Love, Kathi
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  58. absolutely love the styling combo and retro vibes of this outfit, flawless!
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  59. I love anything bohemian and you are just killer! Love the fact that you have constant summer -- so jelly! :) The necklace is pretty rad too -- YOU are just gorge from head to toe, Rachel!
    Happy Monday, love!
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  60. Absolutely obsessed with the bell sleeves! So chic.

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  61. This is one of my favourite looks on you, and I just adore the environment. What a stunning photo shoot. The necklace piece is phenomenal. x/Madison
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  62. Oh, honestly I can imagine it is not always a pleasure to live constantly in summer as I personally appreciate the seasons :) And I appreciate your very stylish look, too, the necklace gives a fantastic boho vibe and I'm really in love with the wonderful skirt!
    Enjoy the new week, dear Rachel, how wonderful you blog from the other side of the world!
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  63. Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

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  64. Fantastic look! The skirt is stunning and I love the necklace! Amazing setting

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  65. I love the 70s getup! Especially the sunglasses and necklace! Thanks for posting, I always enjoy seeing your outfits!

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  66. I am so in love with this look. There's nothing more chic then a pencil skirt and you are rocking the hell out of this Rachel. Love it.

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  67. Really love your top!
    Pretty on you:)

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  68. You're right tho, I think your look is really bohemian with glamour touch, that necklace really gives the mood of your look :)

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  69. I love this look Rachel! That necklace and the skirt are amazing and perfect together!
    xoxo
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  70. You are so lucky to be living close to the sea.
    The boho outfit is pure perfect dear.
    Cheers,
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    1. Loving the skirt and the top!!
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  71. Lovely piece of accessory. Gorgeous outfit.

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  72. GIRL!!! You look fab!!!!
    The whole outfit is just WOW!

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  73. Gorgeous look! That necklace is beautiful! xx

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  74. We absolutely love statement necklaces and yours is beautiful! It just completes this awesome retro look, great piece choices all around!

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  75. I love this outfit!
    Both pieces are perfect : the flared sleeves top and the striped skirt.
    xx,
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  76. WOW such an incredible photoshoot babe!!! This whole look is gorgeous on you! I've been meaning to buy a statement necklace for ages. This one really adds an extra wow factor to your outfit! Loving it all!!! Xx

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  77. You look so flawless in every single one of these quirky looks! The backdrop for your photographs are always so magical especially the last three photographs.

    Stunning look too, you look naturally beautiful and sun-kissed, and very relaxed indeed.

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