Time to take your boho-chic-ness to the next level. Put the wide-brimmed hat, flowing fringed kimono, feathery-beaded vest and moccasins away. No need to take style advice from Greg Brady (circa The Brady Bunch) with tie-dyed tees and floral leather headbands wrapping endlessly around your head. Instead, channel Vogue Magazine by implementing these 5 simple style guidelines.
- Color: Natural tones, natural colors. Meaning, steer clear of neon unless it’s an 80’s themed boho-chic party you will be attending.
- Embellishments. Think embroidery or lace or fringe, even beads. Keep it sophisticated by minimizing one type of embellishment if the other is dominant.
- example: in the photo above, the shoes have fringe but only 1 tassle of it to keep the look chic with the dominant floral embroidery of the bag.
- Focus: Accessories OR Clothing, but don’t go bonkers with an “all of the above” boho look. Chic just left the building if this happens… Must-find-balance (quoting Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid). Picking patterns or bold prints? Their “besties” are neutral items to “find balance” in your look.
- Fit: Mr. Miyagi knows what he’s talking about. Balance. Wear the flowy tunic with fitted/slim fit jeans. Balance that big bag with a fitted-ish dress (like this dress that I’m wearing above).
- Fabric: Pass up the polyester, pah-lease. Look for cotton, faux leather, linen, velvet… that type of breathable clothing for a “hippie” vibe in an upgraded way.
Bohemian style began in the 1700s out of a need to maintain a minimalist lifestyle, but today it’s become more challenging (at times) to remember the basic foundation of what bohemian (boho-chic) style is all about – minimalism and balance.
Are you into bohemian style? Or, think you’ll give the boho-chic look a try?
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