According to Cambridge Dictionary, Bohemian is – a person who is interested in art, music, and/or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring the usually accepted ways of behaving. The Bohemian way of living is the key. It is usually off the beaten path. It is mostly attributed to those who choose to follow their own rules and not conform to the set standards of society. Like the hippies of yesterday years they are different and non-conformists. However it is not that they have given away their sophistication, optimism and lifestyle and Richie Rich behavior like the hippies.
The bohemians are simply put chic and classy non conformists, So strong is the allure of this lifestyle that it has gradually made way for a new fashion statement, named Boho-chic. This versatile trend can be followed irrespective of weather or seasonal changes, giving you unlimited reasons to carry this style with pride and elan any day. Boho-chic is one of the best trends to look out for if you want to stand out as it has both the aspects of class and is yet smart and yet easy-going.
“Ever since its sudden boom in late 2005, the Boho-chic trend has gradually become one of the go-to style statement for fashionistas around the globe. An unique style which has been the trademark of famous celebrities like actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss, the Boho-chic look is both comfortable and easy to adapt by anyone,” says Sanjay Shroff Founder and CEO of Styletag , an e-commerce fashion portal.Here are 5 tips to help you to style yourself to this trend.
The first and most obvious aspect, your perfect Boho-chic look’s trademark lies in the style of your clothes. Sanjay Shroff suggests,”Invest in good maxi-dresses and long skirts as it can become the most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe, this season. Nail the look by wearing this skirt with a graphic t-shirt”
Layers are an important aspect for achieving the complete Boho-chic look. “Opt for a casual style by pairing a simple top with an oversize shirt or cardigan and complete it with a stole, light shawl, or muffler. However, avoid getting too excited over the look and going overboard! Balance your look for each item of clothing. Mix-up your wardrobe by matching plain with pattern, or fitted with baggy, ” advices Sanjay.
There are many ways in which you can highlight your overall look using certain statement pieces and a little bit of creativity. If you wish to keep it minimal, wear bracelets which give you a slightly edgy look and yet, still remain classy. Bracelets made of silver, quartz, semi-precious stones, or even colorful wooden bangles can help you bring out your stylish self. Other accessories which complement the Boho-chic look are – Dangler earrings, a necklace, and even stylish hats like fedoras.
Hair and Make-up:
Make sure your hair and make-up compliment your final Boho-chic look. Just like your clothes, choose make-up in light shades. “Go for nude or natural colours that are closest to your skin tone and make sure to blend it well before applying. Apply matte lipstick in earthy colors to complete the look. The idea of a Boho-chic look is to be natural. Therefore, if possible, let your hair loose in its natural self. Make it look effortless – loose braids or waterfall waves are currently the most popular hair styling options for this look,” avers Sanjay.
Last but not the least, complete your Boho look by wearing comfortable ankle boots.
The most popular boot style that is associated with the Boho-chic trend is a bit of fringe in suede which can go well with High-low skirts. Opt for a good pair in neutral shades like beige or light-brown.