It takes a true fashionista to nail the boho-chic aesthetic and make it look effortless, even though we all want to. It’s been one of the hottest fashion trends for quite some time and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.
WHAT IS BOHO CHIC?
The definition of boho is one who leads an unconventional lifestyle.
Boho is flowy and free but edgy at the same time. It’s ethereal and effortless. Boho isn’t just a style, it’s an attitude. Boho is a free spirit with a creative, artistic, worldly-inspired lifestyle.
The style takes after meaning and is heavily influenced by 1970s style and design. Boho chic style incorporates an eclectic mix of various textures, natural elements, colors, patterns, and layers from all over the world.
BOHO-CHIC STYLE CLOTHING ESSENTIALS
It’s highly possible that you already own a few pieces in your wardrobe that are boho chic approved. Boho style is one of my all-time favorite ways to dress but it can be difficult to pull off. Therefore, this will be a simple, easy guide to help you achieve boho style in no time.
Maxi dresses or floor-length gowns made of lightweight fabrics are the number one item for a boho-chic style. Flowy maxi dresses are ideal for summertime, whether you are headed to a get-together with friends, going to the beach, or an outdoor live music festival. Opt for feminine florals, peasant styles, or lace elements. Or look for this season’s hottest trend, crochet, as a fun insert on the dress.
BLOUSES & KIMONOS
Boho blouses and kimonos in comfortable, loose-fitting, and flowy fabrics are ideal for layering. Materials like linen, chiffon, or one that’s silky smooth with a drape will be perfect for this trend. Also, look for fun bold prints or embroidered blouses and kimonos to nail this look.
Cardigans are essential to any boho look. The slouchier, the better. Often they are worn oversized or worn off the shoulder for an effortless look. Slouchy cardigans make the best layering pieces and are great to wear all year round – fall, winter, spring, and even summer when the evenings get cooler. Try chunky knits over tanks, maxi dresses, with jeans or shorts this summer.
Grab your favorite pair of flared jeans to create the foundation of the go-to boho look. I love any type of high-waisted flares that accentuate the waistline, especially when paired with crop tops, tanks, and blouses. Pair them with a slouchy cardigan and a platform shoe or clog for a cool summer-style look.
Did I mention it’s all about the layers to achieve the ultimate boho style? Vests are another great way to add some excitement to different pieces. Play with different textures like suede, fringe, delicate lace, or even denim. Embellishments like beading or tassels add extra flair. Keep the look tasteful by layering your vest over a tank with your flare jeans or with a simple maxi skirt or dress like an LBD.
Finally, to complete your boho look, you are going to need accessories. A lot of accessories.
A bag in a hobo or crossbody style. The slouchier, the better. Then, add large, oversized sunglasses in the round, aviator, cat-eye, or classic retro styles. Scarves and headbands are also another way to layer with color and patterns. Wear scarves as headscarves, shawls, or tie them into a scarf top! These accessories will absolutely pull that boho-chic vibe together.
Jewelry could be one of the most important elements in boho fashion to set your look apart. When it comes to boho jewelry; the more eclectic, the better. Some of my favorite pieces are large turquoise stone rings, gold coins, or gold necklaces and rings. Layer gold chains, nature-inspired pendants, and dainty necklaces. Then pile on bangles, beaded bracelets, and other statement bracelets to add texture and color. The idea is the more the merrier, so don’t be afraid to layer on that boho jewelry either!
Wide-brim hats or fedoras are all the rage on social media. They are also perfect for summer as they will shade you from any harmful rays. Look for simple straw styles for the summer months and felt ones for the fall and winter. Straw hats and fedoras will look adorable with sundresses, maxi dresses, or basically, any summer style you choose for added boho-chic vibe.
In order to complete that head-to-toe look, you are going to need a great pair of leather sandals. I love a slide style that is functional and easy to take on and off for everyday wear. Lace-up sandals are cute with dresses and shorts. Birkenstocks are super comfortable and never go out of style.
Do you have any boho-chic styles already in your wardrobe? Or perhaps you want to add a few new pieces for that well-rounded boho style. With so many fun styles, which pieces are you most excited about wearing?