The No-Fail Guide To Pulling Off The Boho Chic Style

The rise of the hippie movement during the 70s brought the bohemian style to the center stage, along with their belief in peace, love, and personal freedom. Their fashion sense epitomizes their unstructured lifestyle and connectedness to the earth, choosing natural and flowing fabrics.

In early 2000s, many fashion experts would agree that Sienna Miller and Kate Moss brought the bohemian style into a new era - where contemporary boho chic reigns. Ever since then, the boho chic trend has remained popular, with celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, the Olsen twins embracing the look.

But with so many options - flowy fabric, layering, accessories, prints, and textures - to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming to pull off the boho chic look without looking too overdone. Fret not! We have compiled a list of no-fail guide for you to rock the boho chic trend!

The most important thing to remember is this: bohemians love to live wild and free. Naturally, they will choose comfort over everything else. Keep this in mind while putting your outfit together. Garments shouldn’t restrict the movement. As for footwear, stick to sandals or flats. If you’re looking to add a few inches to your height, then wedges or cowboy boots are the way to go.

One of the key elements of the bohemian trend is loose and flowy clothing. Pair it with another fitted piece to create a better overall silhouette. For instance, a long, floral summer dress with a crop jeans jacket, or a swing dress with a fitted vest top.

Don’t be afraid to mix different type of textures together. Opt for natural fabrics such as cool linen, light cotton, denim, and natural hemp. To get the ethereal look, choose dresses, skirts or tunic made from chiffon, silk, and lace. Go with leather and suede for shoes and bags.

In keeping with your nature-loving ethos, keep your color palette mostly neutral - think tan, earthy red, deep brown, taupe, chalky white. In the end, add some contrast to your look with a pop of brightly colored scarf, hat or jewelry. As a rule of thumb, you are not advised to use more than four shades in your outfit combos, with all the other textures and details going on.

With prints, it’s so easy to overdo the bohemian look. Since you’ll be combining different layers of clothing, you want to draw the attention to your overall look, rather than one piece that stands out or worst, looking overwhelmed under all those layers. Choose small and subtle prints such as little florals or ikat prints. You may also mix traditional, oriental outfit such as saree, sarung, and kimono, with modern pieces.

Finally, no bohemian outfit will be complete without accessories. In this case, less is less, and more is more! Stack beaded and tassel bracelets on both arms. With a tunic, you can tie a scarf around the waist or pair it with a leather belt. Put on a fedora hat with a long dress ensemble. Turn heads with a gypsy-inspired silver coin bib necklace. Choose oversized earrings. Bohemian accessories are meant to be noticed so be bold with it!

The key is to experiment with different style to find out which one speaks to you best. We are including our line of bohemian-inspired accessories in our online shop at Boho Realm soon, so don’t forget to check it out from time to time for the latest updates. Go ahead and express your bohemian side through your clothing and most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!