It’s no secret that I’ve long supported Australian independent designers here on my blog and in my wardrobe. To celebrate that, every day this week on Instagram, I’m sharing and highlighting some of my faves.
I can’t stress enough to you right now that if you are shopping for clothes, independent labels need our support to survive. If you can’t shop, please re-wear a fave piece from your fave labels “just because”, like and share their social media posts and send them messages about how good you feel wearing their clothes.
Independent labels help to keep our fashion choice diverse. They don’t necessarily follow mainstream trends but allow you to build a wardrobe based on your individual style. If we lose our favourite labels, we’ll lose that individuality, that chance for us to show who we are through the clothes that we wear.
In this post, I’m sharing a Queensland label – Boom Shankar. Boom Shankar is a label that I’ve championed since my time as a fashion journalist and editor on the Sunshine Coast. It was one of the first boho labels that caught my eye – and some might remember its start at the iconic Eumundi Markets.
The Boom Shankar autumn-winter 2020 collection is home to many of the shapes Boom Shankar is well know for (hello guru pants) but also a stunning print, Vintage Flower. I’ve chosen one dress shape in this print to feature but you’ll find it in other dress styles, shirts, pants and a skirt.
This slightly drop-waisted 100% cotton dress is a dream to wear. I love the autumnal tones of the block print and I love contrasting panels on the hem, sleeves and shoulders. The sleeves are long but can be comfortably worn pushed back. The dress is lined which is great in any wind gusts.
The reason I love a boho dress for this time of year as it can give a nod to the new season (autumn) but you can layer it up to suit the temperature. Bare legs are still definitely a go here in Queensland but wearing a low ankle boot like these stunners new at FRANKiE4 makes the outfit feel more autumn than summer.
As it cools down even further, I’ll add leggings and a longline cardi or coat to keep me warm. You could also layer a thermal top underneath.
So, tell me, are you here for boho dresses in autumn-winter? Would I find Boom Shankar in your wardrobe?
This dress was kindly gifted for editorial consideration.