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Let's go boho: The Noughties trend is having a resurgence

Tassels, embroidery and straw: the Noughties trend is having a resurgence. Katie Wright rounds up the best fashion buys

Cast your mind back to the mid-Noughties. Avril Lavigne was tearing up the pop charts, teens were glued to The OC and the fashion world was obsessed with one person in particular.

Sienna Miller emerged seemingly out of nowhere, her relationship with Jude Law at the time landing her in the tabloids on an almost daily basis, and her bohemian style landing her on the cover of Vogue in December 2004.

The actor and former model's aesthetic was characterised by gypsy skirts (a maxi skirt pulled up and worn as a dress was Miller's signature look), peasant blouses, slouchy leather bags and wide belts slung low on the hips.

The 'boho chic' look was copied endlessly by the high street and became the overriding style of the era - but it soon fell out of favour, as massive trends often do.

But now, more than a decade on, boho is firmly back on the fashion map, and we're not disappointed at all.

After seasons of minimalist athleisure and Nineties dominance, it's great to see unabashedly intricate and pretty clothing back in the shops, plus the dreamy hippy look is perfectly timed for summer.

That doesn't mean this is a total rehash of Ms Miller's greatest hits, however.

Your key buys now include a statement dress inspired by the Chloe SS18 collection and an embroidered cotton blouse with puff sleeves and tassel ties.

In fact, it's categorically impossible to have too many tassels when it comes to boho 2.0. And while the Noughties was all about black, white and beige, now saturated brights and ice-cream pastels come to the fore.

The trophy jacket is another essential component. Boxy, cropped and covered in embroidery, this hard-working piece will give denim a new lease of life and can be dressed up or down.

Accessorise with a straw bag (mini or maxi) and sandals (tasselled, of course) and you're all set.

Ready to shop? Hold on to your tassels - these are the best boho buys on the high street right now.

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