Described as a cropped, cardigan-like garment with short or long sleeves, the bolero is likened to an accessory that works to cover but make a particular statement. Often knitted in construction, the bolero is typically associated with a boho or hippy-like aesthetic of dressing.
When it comes to the French queen of Boho-Chic, it makes a lot of sense that Isabel Marant has put her iconic Parisian flare on the bolero this season. The Bess Ribbed Wool Bolero Cardigan is the upmarket version of the trend, providing warmth and comfort in a beige cashmere blend.
If you’re planning on heading to the party and not the soirée, STYLAND‘s iteration of the bolero featuring some phenomenally fun feathers might be more your tune. This Ostrich Feather Bolero is the perfect NYE outfit addition.
For an option a little more on trend with the Y2K renaissance responsible for reviving the bolero in 2022, we think this brown perforated number from Gimagaus is perfect. We imagine it’s hanging up in Balla Hadid’s NYC closet, don’t you think?
The mid-range market to shop a bolero is perfect to those new to the bolero/shrug game. If you’re seeking a piece to dip your toe into the pond, to see how this shape will marry with the pieces already in your ‘drobe, we back this one from Dakota501.
Created ethically right here in Naarm, Melbourne, from a black knit, this shrug/bolero is the perfect slim line version that could honestly be paired with any kind of top underneath.
We are also really into the textural element this number from TAMMY GIRL of ASOS is providing. Giving major seaweed, Spongebob Squarepants-chic, the Knitted Distressed Shrug actually also comes with a strapless top to pair with!
Whatever you choose within the mid-market offering of boleros, know that is may well just be it the perfect fashion piece to better control your temperature in these trans-seasonal months.
For those feeling the end of year pinch, or less likely to splash a wad of cash on a piece like the bolero, the accessible offering below is perfect! Thanks to brands such as Glassons and Supré, boleros are not far out of reach for those on a budget.
If you’re after a form-fitting bolero that flirts between the line of athleisure and outerwear, let us introduce you to the Luxe Shrug by Supré. Created from a buttery-soft blend, this sheer and playable fabric will expertly mould to your shape and promise to do it comfortably. Available in a space grey, inky black and ethereal white, you’re spoilt for choice of foundation colours with this piece!
For something slouchy and more in line with the Isabel Marant version above, the Emma Oversized Knit Shrug from Cotton On is a one-size-fits-most cozy number. Created from a knitted fabric, this throw on option is perfect to bring with you whenever you’re unsure of what the La Nina weather is going to throw at you!