Boho-chic is one of the most popular styles in fashion due to it being very easy to pull off, comfortable and relaxed while still staying stylish. However, there are some people who want to give it a try but don’t know where to start.
There is everything from boho dresses to faux leather sandals that are not only super-comfortable but also very stylish and will help you put together the perfect boho-chic look.
What to Do
There is a fine line between boho-chic and looking a bit like a lazy hippie. While that may seem extreme, it is often the point with the most confusion when it comes to the look. In simple terms, boho-chic is the catwalk and modern version of hippie/70s style.
You mix bright colours and patterns with neutral layers and shoes, and you opt for clothing that is loose-fitting as opposed to body hugging. There is also some method to the madness, as the items should still match to create a complete outfit.
The first thing you need is a maxi skirt. They are one of the essentials in a boho-chic wardrobe and the item you are most likely going to be wearing the most. They are easy to wear, come in a variety of colours, patterns and cuts, and suit almost every body shape.
Neutral Ankle Boots
When it comes to shoes, there are two main choices; boots and sandals. With ankle boots, opt for an ankle boot with a small heel in a neutral colour. Boho-chic is more about the clothes than what you are wearing on your feet.
A pair in tan, off-white, or something similar can also be paired with most of the items in your wardrobe, no matter their colour.
Headwraps or Scarves
One of the main boho accessories is a headscarf or headwrap. Especially in Summer, tying your hair back or covering your head is a nod to the style from a few decades ago and serves the practical purpose of keeping your hair out of your face.
You can also opt for a headband, but once again, choose a neutral colour or a colour that will match your outfit.
Bright & Bold Maxi Dress
The maxi dress is something that is designed to be worn on its own. This means you can go a bit crazy and choose one that is brightly coloured or has a bold and eye-catching pattern. They are also fairly loose-fitting and breathable, making them ideal for keeping cool when the weather begins to warm up.
In Summer, the boho shoe of choice has to be the sandal. Once again, they are simple, easy to wear, they can be matched with a day or night outfit, and they can fit into any wardrobe. Neutral are best again, with faux brown leather being the best and most versatile option.
Loose Cardigan or Sweater
Once it begins to cool down, you will want a jersey or something similar. As stated already, boho is all about comfort; therefore, a loose-fitting cardigan or sweater is the way to go. Choose a jersey in a cream or light brown colour as they add warmth and make you feel that extra bit cosy.
No Summer boho-chic look is complete without a wide-brimmed hat. While you want to avoid a massive beach hat, a good alternative would be a wide-brimmed fedora or a boater hat. Both are super-simple styles that fit by the pool or on a lunch date.
The crop top is another staple for Summer boho fashion. It can be paired with a maxi skirt, a mini skirt, or in Winter, layer it with a cardigan and a pair of jeans. The crop top’s strength lies in its versatility; you can wear one throughout the year, using it as a base layer for the rest of your outfit.
As mentioned already, boho-chic is all about bright colours and patterns. Whether you are choosing a belt, a dress, or a bag, there is nothing wrong with going for a print that catches the eye of everyone who walks by.
Choose one item that is bright and bold, and then match it with items that are more neutral. This way, you get the punch of bold colour while still looking uber-stylish.
Regarding jewellery, choose unique pieces that either have unusual colours, stone sizes and shapes, or maybe something very different like a dragonfly necklace. Once again, stop yourself from going too over-the-top, you want the jewellery to be unique, but you don’t want to wear every piece you own at once.
Finally, no boho look is complete without a pair of big sunglasses. Another nod to the 70s and hippie fashion, oversized sunglasses can be tricky to wear depending on your head and face shape. The best option is to try on a few pairs and see what suits you best.
If oversized isn’t for you, a classic pair of Aviators or Wayfarers will also do the job. These shapes are far more versatile and suit more face shapes compared to oversized glasses.