by Stacy Cox
I'm thrilled to see many designers, from Joie to Calypso for Target, creating clothes and accessories with an earthy, arts and crafts feel. A pair of woven sandals or a straw tote will quickly add a little ethnic infusion into your closet, helping you stay on trend for spring. The next best thing to shopping local marketplaces in exotic faraway lands, cotton dresses with embroidered details, woven flats, colorful scarves, straw bags, and distinctive jewelry bring on a vacation state-of-mind right here at home.
You won't look like a "Basket Case" by any means if you opt for some ethnic-infused embellished dresses, tops and jackets this season. You can add a vacation vibe to your closet without ever stepping on a plane -- it may not have the same effect as a week out of town, but you can certainly reap some compliments from others around you.
Bohemian Summer here we come! Buzz words = Straw, Zigzag, Woven, Canvas, Aztek, Seed Bead, Crochet, Espadrille, and Feathers. Incorporate these elements into your look for a laid back chic vibe.