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Get Festival (and Summer!) Ready with These Trends

Every stylish girl needs to know how to dress not only for Coachella but the impending tropical temps.

By Heather Dunhill April 8, 2016

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If you haven't spied the new Bohemian-chic boutique Clever Rose in Burns Court, then you've got to pop in and say hello to owner Rosemary Angeleri. She's curated all the necessary star pieces to master the cool girl festival vibe. Shop everything from peasant tops to next-level maxi dresses, all in the most fabulous fabrics and perfectly edited for Coachella style, which is just around the corner.  

 So, let's get festival ready, shall we? Whether you're hopping a plane for fashion's favorite festival or remaining local for summer's tropical temps, Rosemary has a few tips on how to look cool from dusk till dawn. 

Tell us about the hot trends for Coachella 2016…
Shirt-dresses (white or chambray); suede cummerbund-style belts; feminine dressing gowns;
capri length, straight leg unfinished-hem denim; rompers.

What should a festival attendee never be without?
A lightweight denim jacket, eye drops and three packages of wet wipes.

Who is the new Bohemian?
The 40-50-something female who likes to have fun and flirt.

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I love that Coachella looks translate so easily to our tropical weather – what’s a must have style?
The dressing gown. It has so many uses, is really quite new to fashion in general, and can be dressed up or down easily. I wore mine more than a month ago when it first arrived and was asked, “What is that called and how do I get it?” I’ve thrown that gown over so many things in my closet…I love the versatility of it.

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What insight would you share with the woman who loves boho-chic fashion but feels a little timid in giving it a go?
Try pieces one at a time, and blend them with what’s in your closet. For example, start with a loose peasant blouse with eyelet and lace sleeves, accessorize with leather and gold, and pair that with a favorite skinny jean, lace-up sandals and suede cowboy hat or fedora. There are so many options out there right now. Just keep it natural and simple.

Clever Rose, 533 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota (941) 321-4628

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