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06 Oct

Bohemian Fashion Style Tips

Posted by Hippie Boho in Bohemian Chic Look, Bohemian fashion style

Bohemian Chic Look  

Bohemian fashion style tips and tricks and how to achieve a modern and chic boho style. 


With the right mix, you can achieve a chic bohemian style and look stunning without evoking any signs of sloppy hippie vibe. 

Check out key elements of achieving a chic bohemian fashion style.

- Don't putting on too many and too long layers it is what to avoide when it comes to boho chic style

Here are 2 important pointers for how do you layer an outfit  

1. Go easy on the color combinations, layers, length and fit of your outfit. Avoid anything that's bigger than your body frame (use a belt to a shapeless bohemian dress if you have to) or anything that extends past your feet. If you're Petite make sure to adjust to your body scale. 

2. When it comes to layering
  • Does it draw attention away from your face?
  • Does it "drag" your frame down, making you look smaller or stumpy?
  • Does it make you look heavy or heavier than normal on some areas?

If yes, take one layer off or consider wearing something less dense-looking. 

Keep it feminine and chic by mixing oversized with tailored/fitted clothes. Like say, if you're wearing a oversized sweater or tunic top, add a pair of straight or slim-fitted jeans to balance out the look. 

Bring Out Your Personality, Not Other's

Blend a boho outfit with something that's more YOU and TODAY.

You want to look trés chic, so avoid the total hippie á la street beggar look by blending boho with your own signature style. 

Take a look at these examples:

- Love bling and glam? Try Boho Luxe with gold, diamonds (cubic zirconia or Swarovski if you're broke) and a designer-inspired handbag etc.


- A bit rough around the edges? How about Boho Urban/Rock with studded accessories, black leather, chain, skulls etc.


- More laid-back? Go for Boho Sporty/Casual with a hat, white sneakers, beaded multi necklace


- Refined and simple? Try Boho Classy with tailored clothes like a blazer. Pearls and chain jewelry blend well together.


And then we have the Trendy boho, Romantic boho... and many more! You decide what you like... and make it YOURS by adding your own twist


Earthy Colors

An important key element in bohemian fashion is the colors. Typical boho colors are rich and warm in color. So focus on black, brown, cream white, khaki and olive green as your main fashion color palette. 

And build it from there with gold, silver, grays, dark red, deep purple and other vibrant colors. Remember to keep the color combinations simple with no more than 3-4 colors.

Unfortunately, not everyone suits the boho colors stated here. Some of the colors might come out too strong or weak depending on what skin tone, hair and eye color you have.

You might want to take a color analysis test to identify your best colors. Color is pure science so focus on selecting the right ones prevents you from killing your appearance. 

Or use neutrals to adjust the temperature of the colors. For example, wear gold to warm up black or gray. 

Note: Don't worry, if the boho colors aren't on your personal color palette, you can always do a few adjustments to make it work for you. Always wear your best colors near your face because that's where people will notice first. All other colors can be worn from the waist down.

You can also consider other color nuances that are similar to the mentioned colors.

And of course, if muted, pastel colors are your thing then you can incorporate those colors with the boho colors - making bohemian fashion something of your own! 

Details, Details, Details

Express yourself with affordable accessories and details! Bohemian fashion doesn't have to be expensive. Instantly transform a pair of jeans and a white tunic shirt into a boho outfit with a brown leather hobo bag, ethnic embroidered scarf, gold and layered necklace, multiple bangle bracelets, gladiator sandal shoes and so on. 

Do wear pieces that create a statement and that people will notice or even comment. Try a hat or cap, beaded sandals, headband á la hippie style, big and colorful jewelry etc. 

Layer It!

Follow a casual bohemian style look by layering a basic top with an oversized cardigan and a big paisley shawl on top of it. Again, layer it all with jewelry and a chic bag.

If you're brave enough (the right personality) you can layer it even more with a belt wrapped around your waist or/and a print blouse on top of the basic tee. 

You're not running for a contest on how many clothing you can pile in one outfit! Balance your look by mixing wardrobe essentials with trends, plain with patterns, fitted/tailored with baggy/oversized etc. 

Breathe Life Into the Past

The bohemian fashion you see today is very much inspired by the 60s and 70s. So find inspiration in wide leg pants, kaftans and floral dresses. 

If you love vintage then bring your grandma's floral shirt back to life! Go for laces, floral, distressed looking leather bags etc. Find unique vintage pieces at thrift stores or in your mother's closet. 

Go Ethnic

Bohemian fashion style is influenced by every corners of the world, so adding a little bit of exotic flair is a must. It adds texture and richness to your look which are a must for a boho-chic look. 

Make your outfit more exciting with African prints, Indian bangle bracelets, shawl from Peru, large and chunky gold jewelry and so on. For more inspiration, do a quick research on different ethnic prints and patterns such as Ikat. 

Follow the Big Bohemian Fashion Queens

To keep your boho look modern and up-to-date pick out a few celebs who's style you like and wish to adapt into your own. Go to their fansites and observe their latest outfits. 

Remember to avoid being a total copy-cat. You're not trying to look like the next Kate Moss! Besides, not everything we see on celebrities and models will look good on us. So make sure that you assess what looks good with your personal style

Mary Kate Olsen 

One of the most extensive MKA Olsen photo galleries on the net. 

MKA's fashion thread at The Fashion Spot forums 

Sienna Miller 

The most comprehensive and largest Ms. Miller gallery on the web 
You'll have to register to view the pictures. 

Sienna Miller fashion thread at The Fashion Spot forums 
It's a very long thread so click on the last page to get the newest pictures. 

Nicole Richie 

Nicole Richie fashion blog 
Keeps you updated on Nicole Richie's style. 

Nicole Richie fashion thread at The Fashion Spot forums 
A very loooong thread. Click on the last page to get the freshest Nicole Richie pictures 

Nicolerichie.org fansite 
A fun and comprehensive photo gallery of Nicole Richie 

Mischa Barton 

Mischa style 
Website dedicated to Mischa Barton fashion style 

Mischa Barton fashion thread at The Fashion Spot 
Beware, it's a lengthy thread! 

Kate Moss 

Kate Moss online gallery 
A pretty huge gallery stuffed with Kate Moss candids and pictures! 

Kate Moss fashion thread at The Fashion Spot forums 

Vanessa Hudgens 

Vanessa Style 
Website dedicated to Vanessa Hudgens fashion style. 

Vanessa Hudgens fashion thread at The Fashion Spot forums 

I hope you've found my bohemian fashion style tips useful! All of the points I've stated above are key factors to achieving a chic boho look. 

One of the important things you'll have to remember when it comes to fashion is to always personalize a look to make it more YOU. So adjust boho fashion into your own liking and flair!


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