Flowing maxis, floppy hats, bell sleeves, fringed vests — we love our boho. But let's be honest: It's one trend that can go awry in a beatnik's snap. Here to add a little method to our free-spirit-loving madness is the power couple behind California-based vintage e-tailer Spanish Moss, Vincent and Suzanne Ford Carafano.
Besides being straight-up gorgeous, these two fashion fiends have generously offered us some expert styling tips on three of their favorite looks. Click through to check them out, and if you see something shop-worthy, just keep clicking to buy it — we've got an exclusive collection of Spanish Moss goodies right over on R29 Shops.
"The paisley pattern and slight metallic threading of this dress are the perfect mixture of hippie and disco culture merged into one dress. I think of it as a literary or music addict's version of a body-con dress." —Suzanne
"This oversized, antique, leather bag is extraordinary. Suzanne and I found it in Georgia and nicknamed it 'The Hemingway Bag' because it looked like a piece of Margo's safari luggage in The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." —Vincent
Clockwise from top left: Lot 78 Zoe Suede Biker Jacket, $549, available at The Outnet; American Gold Equinox Dress, $138, available at R29 Shops; Lila Rice Spear Necklace, $248, available at R29 Shops; Vintage Leather Bag, $258, available at R29 Shops; Acne Alma Boot, $537, available at MyTheresa; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in So Much Fawn, $6.59, available at Target.
"I adore all of Simone Camille's bags, and the Alexandra embroidered design is the penultimate bohemian accent when all you need is your phone, ID, and lipstick." —Suzanne
"This outfit reminds me of cool, crisp Joshua Tree mornings, and it's always best to bundle up in a bohemian, shag-carpet jacket when traipsing around the desert." —Vincent
Clockwise from top left: American Gold Sacred Heart Maxi Dress, $142, available at R29 Shops; Yves Sainte Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in 15 Corail Intuitive, $34, available at Sephora; Vintage Shag Coat, $238, available at R29 Shops; Topshop Skater Rib Beanie, $20, available at Topshop; Madison Harding Chuckie Lace Up Combat Boot, $244, available at Madison Harding; Simone Camille Alexandra Bag, $608, available at R29 Shops.
"There's something so smart and chic about tea-length fitted skirts — especially when they're perfectly worn-in suede and paired with a contrasting, luxe blouse. Lila Rice's handmade geometric necklace is the perfect piece to tie this look together. I'd wear this outfit antique shopping in Santa Fe or to my '9-to-whenever-the-job-is-done' in NYC." —Suzanne
"I'd add a southwestern-style blanket to this look and throw it out for a picnic in Tucson or Sedona." —Vincent
Clockwise from top left: Lila Rice Necklace, $338, available at R29 Shops; American Gold Heart of Gold Blouse, $128, available at R29 Shops; YMC Pea Green Twiggy Coat, $312.13, available at My-Wardrobe; Lancome Blush in Love in Peche Joue-Joue, $49, available at Nordstrom; Vintage Suede Skirt, $68, available at R29 Shops; Madewell The Bobbie Oxford in Patent, $165, available at Madewell.