The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2017

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2017

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 6 Comments

I’ve had a look back in the Styling You archives to when I first brought you news of a then newly launched label – Bohemian Traders.

It was early in 2014 and Emily, who I’d met through blogging, had set out to source clothing pieces she hadn’t been able to find and buy herself.

Fast forward three and a half years and the label continues to grow from strength to strength. What started as a collection of purely boho pieces has grown to also offer classic pieces that sit really well alongside their bohemian sisters.

Last year Bohemian Traders also created its first denim collection – I fell hard – particularly for these jeans. There have been other Bohemian Traders denim styles encasing my legs between then and now but it is those distressed skinnies that I always revert back to. It’s those jeans that I bought in two smaller sizes as I lost weight this year (I now wear size 30 in these) because there was no way they couldn’t be in my wardrobe. 

So, when Emily contacted me to say there was a new denim style on the Bohemian Traders block and that I would fall for it as much as my beloved distressed skinnies, I thought: mmm, let’s see.

Here they are on the model …

The model

Bohemian Traders Stepped Hem Skinny Jean

Bohemian Traders Stepped Hem skinny jeans 

and me

Bohemian Traders jacket, tee and jeans

Bohemian Traders blazer, (I’m in size L); tee (I’m in size M) and jeans (I’m in size 32 – 14) | Christie Nicolaides earrings | FRANKiE4 Footwear CATE heels

I’m going to start at the top and work my way down this outfit. Because WHITE BLAZER. Oh my, I do love a white blazer or jacket to freshen up a spring look. This one is the sister to the gorgeous black blazer I featured in the Styling You Shop last autumn-winter.

The shape and embellishment is the same as the black but the difference is in the blazer’s fabric. It’s a lighter linen/cotton-look polyester. It’s lined and feels super luxe on. 

The tee is a signature a-line style of Bohemian Traders. The pink colour is cornerstone to the label’s new-season Back To The Gypsy collection, which is filled with gorgeous pink, white and raspberry hues.

Personally, I don’t know who I am, but this year I’ve embraced all shades of pink and blush. The pastels do work with my skin tone and sometimes I just like to soften out my love of all things monochrome or denim. Sometimes.


Speaking of … let’s discuss THE JEANS. They are a mid-rise like the distressed skinny and the fabric is similar in stretch. On first try they felt super firm with more butt and leg “sculpting” qualities than the distressed skinnies. 

It took a little manoeuvring to shimmy them into place on my legs but, once on, they felt like I wasn’t wearing jeans at all. Comfort levels are superior. 

Now, you know that I’m partial to a distressed denim anything and these get a big tick from me too but I know that even if you’re on Team Distressed, then it might be a bridge too far to add on an asymmetrical hem.

Me? I’m an embracer. I’ve got a pair of Sussan jeans from earlier this year with a similar hem and these work the same ankle flattering magic as do the ones featured here. It’s an ideal hem for spring when you don’t need to have your ankles encased in merino socks and boots.

When a pair of jeans has a little edge to them like this, it works a treat to pair them back with classic pieces like a blazer and tee. This creates a contrast of styles, which adds interest and excitement to your outfit.

Verdict: I LOVE THEM.

So tell me, do you own the distressed skinnies? Think you’ll try a new style of hem? Love a white blazer?

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2017

* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here. This post contains some affiliate links. If you buy something via one of these links I may receive a small commission. 

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Comments 6

  1. Most of my BT pieces are from when they first launched – I refer to then (very snobbishly) as my BT vintage pieces!!

    I love the asymmetrical hemline in the jeans (even my hair asymmetrical so Im on trend!!) but not buying a pair til Ive done 4 PT sessions…my reward to motivate me!

    The white blazer is amazing on you but not friendly for Darwin, Im afraid

  2. Love the whole outfit on you Nikki.I do own 3 pairs of distressed skinny jeans and love and wear them all,I have actually only worn my grey and dark denim pair once or twice this Winter I must show the others some love Xx

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