We love mixing materials to make pieces that are truly unique. For this week’s DIY we took inspiration from the festival styles that are all the rage this time of year and mixed metal, stone and leather to create a necklace that will look great will all of your bohemian outfits this season!
What You’ll Need:
Braided Leather Bolo
Metal Tooth Pendant
4.5mm Steel Rolo Chain
Faux Leather Fringe
4mm Jump Rings
8mm Jump Rings
1. Take your cord and cut evenly in half for each side of the necklace. We made ours 7 inches long each.
2. Add end caps to each end. Total of 4 end caps.
3. Cut your chain into two pieces. We made ours 4 inches long. Add jump rings and attach to the cord ends.
4. Take your leather cord again and cut a piece. We made ours 6 inches long. Add end caps to the ends.
5. Take your tooth pendent and add to the cord. Now attach jump rings to the end caps and attach to the other ends of the chain.
6. Cut a 4 inch piece of fringe and add glue to the rim and roll to create a tassel. Once dried add a jump ring and attach to cord where tooth pendant is.
7. Lastly, add jump rings to the top of the necklace and a lobster clasp.
When spring and summer roll around, all you want to do is escape the doldrums of winter, chuck your puffy jackets at the slightest hint of sunshine, and whip out the airy and breezy styles that will be your uniform for the warm months. If you’re a fan of ethereal styles, one of the season’s hottest trends will be suit you just fine. Much like fringe, flowing maxi dresses in bohemian patterns and prints are taken right out of the 1970s. What we love about this trend? It will keep you feeling cool and looking foxy.
This year embroidered fashions have blown up! Ornate flower arrangements grace shoulders and sleeves, and bring a vibrancy and texture to even the most basic of outfits. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good print, but embroidered patterns offer a three-dimensional element that really captures our attention.
Embroidery can be done on the entire piece, or just as an accent.
The addition of the matching blue sequins adds a subtle shine.
We see this style on casual, bohemian-style dresses, and heavily beaded evening dresses!
When paired with geometric patterns, this style looks like an updated twist on the classic embroidered shirts from Mexico.
With music festival season underway and the spring breeze moving swiftly in, we’re really feeling the flowing and relaxed styles of warm weather. One of our favorite pieces this season is the re-imagined kimono.
These new-age kimonos are loose fitting with wide sleeves and have no closure.
They are the perfect layering piece to add a statement to basics. Just throw one on over a tank and your look is instantly more chic.
They come in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular patterns are tribal prints and florals!
Add a fringe trim to the bottom, and you’re a verified bohemian butterfly.
Going out for a night on the town? There’s a kimono for that. Try a sequined option for a look that’s more dramatic and glitzy.
Are you going crazy for the kimono trend too? What’s your favorite way to wear it?
Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!
It’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!
Kimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.
Overalls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
When it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump on the bandwagon, because these are bound to be summer style standbys in 2014!
And let’s not forget about a key player: fringe. Check out our fringe inspiration and fringe DIY roundup posts for more inspiring ways to wear this trend!
When looking for upcoming trends we are often inspired by our surroundings.Being located in New York City, we find there is always an abundance of style around us. One trend that has been making its way to the east coast post-Coachella is definitely the global influenced/boho trend. The vibrant colors, mixed mediums and over-the-top detail associated with many of these products completely satisfies our creative juices. We’ve rounded up some of our top bohemian-influenced pieces that you can recreate using M&J trims just in time for Bonnaroo or everyday use.
4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud
5/8″ Fancy Rayon Braid
1″ Mohair Stretch Braid
Florence Tassel Fringe
4 ½” Beaded Lace
Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones-Black Diamond AB
Check out M&J for even more inspiration.
Supermodels, Celebs, and music lovers rejoiced at Coachella 2013. The California based music festival brought people together to celebrate musicians, comedians and fashion. As we scanned through instagram envious of those soaking up the sun in Cali we admired the many cropped tops, studded shorts and floral headpieces donned by the crowd. Below are some of our favorite looks we can’t wait to recreate.
Bohemian style lovers rejoice. Music festivals allow you to show off your most free-spirited fashions. The flowing skirts, cropped tops, and nature oriented accessories are perfect for a day of music and fun. Here are some of our favorite music festival fashion inspirations from the runway and the streets.
Feeling inspired? Send us a picture of your favorite boho-influenced fashions.
Ombre dip dying has been trending in both the fashion and beauty industry for quite some time. The free spirited trend has suddenly made a comeback in the interior decor market. In the 60’s and 70’s dip dying had been a very popular technique. The dip dying technique adds color hues without compromising the natural beauty of many textiles. The process is fairly simple but not to be overlooked. Check out Michael Penney Style’s Dip Dye Tutorial, along with other inspirational images. Along with dyed ribbons we are proud to sell Rit-Dye both online and at our flagship store.
California Home Design
ABC Home Pillow
Michael Penney Style Dip Dye Tutorial
This reminded us of our Top 5 Dip Dye post created in 2012. Clearly the trend is still going strong.
With the rise of music festivals, and 70’s influences bohemian fashions have been very popular. Retailers have embraced these artistically derived nature looks in fashion and interior design. With Spring in place, we felt there was no better time to show off some of our favorite bohemian pieces for the home. We can’t get enough of these vibrant and freshly styled pieces. We love the following pieces so much that we’ve attached similar M&J products to recreate the looks.
3MM Imported Rayon Twist Cord
5/16″ Rayon Twist Cord
6MM Neon Vinyl Bolo Cord
10MM Neon Elastic Cordedge
1 1/2 Hand Dyed Velvet Ribbon
Check out a large selection of home decor products on our website at MJTrim.com