Fashion trends come and go – but one that boomerangs year after year is Boho Chic. Popularised by celebrities like Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller in the mid-2000’s, the name comes from the word ‘bohemian’, meaning to subscribe to an unconventional lifestyle.
Both a popular term and popular trend almost two decades later, Boho is here to stay. It describes a style that is free-spirited, including flowy clothing, vintage and folkloric-inspired clothing, and accessories and a natural beauty look.
Not quite ready to rock the trend all-out? Here’s how you can weave the Boho look into your style without compromising on elegance:
Go with the Flow
Comfort is key with this trend – think flowy maxi dresses or skirts and loose-fitting peasant tops with gypsy-inspired detail and tribal prints. Round off the look with boots in beige, brown or tan or a pair of flat sandals, with tassel or jewel details. Keep your hair as natural as possible, with beach-dried curls or a loosely pinned up-style.
Fashion favours the Bold
Don’t be afraid to experiment with dramatic patterns, like an Aztec-inspired print, paisley or tie-dye – but keep the balance between print and plain. Pair the print with items in a neutral tone to balance your look, choosing fabrics like cotton, linen, velvet, chiffon, leather and suede, in a natural colour palette.
A Hat Trick
One of the easiest ways to bring the trend into your wardrobe is with accessories. Throw on a fedora or a floppy, wide-brimmed hat in black or natural colours for an instant boho update. Head scarves can add an instant flower child effect to an otherwise understated outfit.
Everything Under the Sun
Hiding behind big, dramatic sunnies are another quick and easy way to go Boho. Vintage-inspired shapes are the perfect choice. Pair with dangly earrings or a floral headband for a look that’s free and fabulous.