In a recent spread for the April 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, our favorite style inspiration, Vanessa Hudgens, channeled her inner flower child, which is not a far cry from her everyday fun and free-spirited style and nature. Vanessa states, "I'm a total gypsy bohemian. If I could go back in time, I'd be front row for Janis Joplin at Woodstock." Until time travel is possible, Vanessa seems quite content with attending Coachella, the annual three-day music and arts festival in California. She reflects upon it, stating, "The first time I went, I thought, 'This is heaven.' You just feel completely free. I'm going to go every single year until I die."
Luckily, just in time for spring and summer, the contemporary womenswear line, Rae Francis released their Summer 2013 collection, showcasing hippie-inspired garments, which we can totally see Vanessa rocking at Coachella while groovin' to the music, during a casual lunch with friends in sunny Los Angeles, or in the trendy West Village.
This Bohemian collection includes breezy silks in a lot of earthy tones and patterns as well as fuchsia, sea foam and of course, tie-dye. Whether you're at a music festival in the middle of the desert, at the office, on an exotic island for vacation, or hanging out in the city, Rae Francis' Summer 2013 collection offers wide-ranging styles for every woman. "You continue to see the Rae Francis essentials with open back cut outs, interesting slit placements and a new take on the mullet hem. It's all in the details for the Summer 2013 collection," say Ariel Lilly and Christina Coniglio, co-founders and designers for Rae Francis.
Perfect the balance of playful, exotic, carefree and sexy style a la V-Hudge with some of our favorite looks from the Rae Francis Summer 2013 collection.
Corey Skirt ($156) Okay, so this form-fitting skirt is more reminiscent of the go-go girls of the '60s than hippies, BUT with a chic and sexy flair. This teal multi-print is perfect for the office when worn with a button down (and maybe pulled down a bit!), going out for drinks in a sexy silk top, as shown on the model, or for any other occasion you can think of.
Lane Dress ($189) This understated navy silk dress can go both ways; casual or formal. Throw on a pair of gladiator sandals and your favorite turquoise or feathered jewelry and you're ready for Coachella or a walk on the beach. Grab a cute clutch and some heels and you're ready to go out for the night. With straps that tie at the shoulders and slits on both sides, this dress can be as short or as long as you'd like, and is sexy either way.
Safford Pant- Olive and White ($255) These olive and white silk chiffon pants with short lining are perfect for any casual occasion. Walking down Rodeo Drive wearing the Safford Pant with a simple white or solid top and over-sized sunglasses, a large Coffee Bean latte in hand, you'll likely be mistaken for a celebrity by the paparazzi. Don't you just hate when that happens?!
Hagen Dress ($246) You know what they say about mullets, "Business in the front, party in the back." Well, forget that, because this chic silk, tie-dye mullet hem dress is all party. Show off your sun-kissed skin in this beautiful pink dress as the breezy back mullet flows behind you. Unfortunately, there is no sexy euphemism for "mullet," but trust us, this dress is as boho-chic as it gets.
Carson Dress ($303) This is definitely our favorite look from the Rae Francis Summer 2013 collection. With blue and white tie dye fabric, silk lining and white halter straps made of leather, this dress beautifully illustrates all that is Coachella/Woodstock: stylish, whimsical, colorful, flirty, fun and all-around, totally gnarly.