There’s nothing as romantic as the boho chic look, with its soft, sweeping fabrics, feminine touches of lace and florals, and its dreamy connection to the earth. Boho chic doesn’t have to be complicated to pull it off, and you don’t have to bankrupt yourself to get this look. With a few essential pieces and the right accessories, you can make this always-fashionable style your own.
Long, flowy tunics are essential to any boho chic look. There are endless tunic styles to choose from, but the word to keep in mind for you is “flowy.” Look for light, flowing fabrics that a breathable and have a good flow to them. Peasant-style tunics are perfect for this look. If you like lace, velvet, and ruffles, this is the time to pile them on.
Florals are also a natural part of this look. If you find floral patterns overwhelming, opt for a solid-colored top in earth tones of brown, green or burgundy.
Top it Off
Nothing says “boho style” like a floppy, wide-brimmed hat. It can be a little intimidating to try this is you don’t usually wear hats, but this staple of 60s and 70s hippie chic is a great way to elevate any outfit. Look for hats with a snug-fitting crown, sometimes decorated with a belt or ribbon, and a wide, loose brim.
In fall and winter, hats in wool felt, or velvet makes a perfect pairing with long coats, over jeans and tops, with jackets and with your long velvet dresses. A pair of jeans, chunky boots, long cardigan or sweater coat and a floppy hat is a quintessential bohemian chic outfit.
In spring and summer, look for straw hats in a similar style. They add polish and bohemian charm to a sundress or maxi dress. They also provide needed sun protection for your face and neck, which means you won’t have to worry about getting a sunburn.
Accessories are Key
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The right accessories will make or break your bohemian look. Luckily, you don’t need expensive jewels for this one. Create your look with jewelry that has the same easygoing flair as your clothes. Look for bold, bright pieces like oversized hoop earrings, dangling earrings, long pendants and anything with bright multicolored stones.
Simple bracelets in silver and worked leather are a good fit for this look, too. Refined, delicate jewelry like pearls and stud earrings won’t fit the relaxed bohemian style. When choosing jewelry and other accessories, look for colorful accents that have elements of nature.
Get it Together
By adding a few key pieces like a tunic and a hat, and accessorizing your look with the right jewelry, it’s easy and affordable to be a boho-chic princess. Just remember, you don’t have to match what everyone else is doing. Choose the things that you like and stick with that.