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Something for the weekend: the boho top

2fbead5e914bb9ff52fdd789b4a8e442-1I am currently all about a boho top. I bought three last month (I know. I’m sorry, Mum, for not ‘confessing’ them all. I blame the hormones.) There’ something so Coachella about them: pretty, casual, free and easy, tanned limbs (I wish) and summer nights. They’re also a justifiable buy for now (bump  o’clock looming) but can be worn afterwards (over a bikini and cute cut-off shorts on holiday; to dress up skinny jeans and sandals). It’s an investment buy, you see? Which is how you could (possibly) justify buying this beautiful object.

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I think it’s the redolence of summer, combined with the ‘just ‘sling it on’ factor which appeals. Here’s a round-up of seven of the best. Now, let’s cross our fingers for sunshine…

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Embroidered tunic, £, JCrew

Embroidered tunic, £118, JCrew

Athena Smock top, £55, Monsoon

Athena Smock top, £55, Monsoon

Urchin wave and seahorse cotton top, £145, Easton Pearson Takeway at Matches

Urchin wave and seahorse cotton top, £145, Easton Pearson Takeway at Matches

Crepe de chine blouse, £110, Rebecca Taylor at The Outnet

Crepe de chine blouse, £110, Rebecca Taylor at The Outnet

Beaded embroidered blouse, £29.99, Mango

Beaded embroidered blouse, £29.99, Mango

On Wednesday, I meandered into the Oxford Street Topshop (where Kate Moss had launched her collection the previous evening). I only went because two of my lovely Glamour colleagues were going (and my boss had gone in the morning and pronounced the collection worthy of a shop). Now, it could have been the tube strike, it could have been that Toppers took the opposite approach to H&M when they launched their Isabel Marant collaboration – and decided to pile ’em high, but the shop was pretty quiet, and there were oodles of Kate pieces in nearly all sizes. Note: if you’re buying one of the many ethnic-y items, size down. I am usually a size 8 in Topshop; 5 and a half month’s preggers, I bought this in a size 4. Kid you not.

Embroidered smock blouse by Kate Moss for Topshop, £60, Topshop

Embroidered smock blouse by Kate Moss for Topshop, £60, Topshop

Striped blouse, £100, Comptoir de Cotonniers

Striped blouse, £100, Comptoir de Cotonniers

 

Images via Floral Mountains, Farabian and Face it

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Sue
    May 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I ordered the black Kate Moss one in my usual size as I already thought it looked big but I remember the previous collections she did and everything looked miniscule. It is a tent. So I have put in another order and downsized by one size and now I’m thinking I should have gone down two going by what you say.

    Love the Comptoir blouse too though the most perfect one is the one in the first couple of pics – that one is just the creme de la creme of boho tops.

  • Reply
    Natasha
    May 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Honestly, Sue, all the ‘floaty’ pieces from the collection are enormous. I tried on the kaftan-esque dresses and said to my friend that they’d be great if I was expecting triplets. Funnily enough, all the non-floaty stuff if standard Toppers i.e. on the small side. Hope the downsized version suits – it’s such a pretty top, Much softer than it looks on the site.

    Am on the hunt for one similar to the top two! (Bet it’s vintage….) Will keep you posted.

    Natasha x

  • Reply
    Claire
    May 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I really fancy a top like this too (am also pregnant and it seems like a good option for a summer bump) but I want one in proper white not off white – seems like a hard thing to find unfortunately!

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