A Bohemian Style Guide
Although bohemian inspired fashion has been around for decades, it really started showing up in mainstream stores these past few years. The term “boho chic” gets tossed around a lot, yet so many of us are unsure of what it exactly means. What we can agree on is, the boho lifestyle is free spirited, peaceful and mindful, along with showing their own unique individuality in each outfit they style. I feel like it’s broken up into 3 different sub-categories though. You have your western boho, nomadic boho and my personal fave, modern boho.
Let’s start with the most recognizable, western boho. As the name implies, this is very western inspired. We’re talking anything from desert boots, to ponchos, to cowboy hats and beyond. Try picking up a lightweight, flowy floral dress with intercede embroidery detail. Top with a fedora hat, a rustic, worn-in leather belt and a bolo tie necklace for added embellishment. On your feet, any pair of booties go, but ones in a rich suede will really elevate your look.
Nomadic boho is what you think of when you hear the word authentic boho, thanks to its free-spirited vibes. It has almost a more whimsical, dreamy, fairy-tale-like feeling and done in soft, romantic shades. Think maxi dresses, strappy sandals and hair scarves. Look for a maxi dress that drapes all the way down to the floor and features both a ton of ruffles, frills, layers and lace. Forget fussing with a hat for this style, instead opt for messy fishtail braids. For accessories, seashell bracelets and a star necklace is all you need. On your feet, gladiators are always a hit.
To achieve the modern-day boho style, look for pieces that are more casual and current. Instead of layers and long dresses, for this style you want to keep it fresh and flirty. Look for a dress that’s shorter in length, preferably above the knees. Going into the fall, you can pair those shorter pieces with over-the-knee boots for that added warmth, while still playing on the trend. A sleek bun or again, a fedora, will tie the entire look together. Keep your jewelry to a minimum with this style though, a dainty necklace will work just fine.
Of course, if you still don’t think any of these 3 looks work for your own unique style, why not play into this trend with accessories? You’ve heard me rave about Victoria Emerson in the past, it really is my go-to brand when I’m looking for trendy, yet affordable pieces. Although I wouldn’t necessarily gravitate towards a boho chic look, I was able to achieve just enough hippy vibe by playing with items I already had in my wardrobe and pairing it with a Victoria Emerson piece or two. It just so happens that the brand is very boho-inspired, so no matter what piece you pick up, you can embrace the bohemian vibe with ease.
If you’re looking for that authentic, attention grabbing accessory, try a statement wrap bracelet? Each and every one of Victoria Emerson’s boho wrap bracelets will allow you to stand out in the crowd (no matter what you’re wearing). Although it’s a statement piece on its own, its use of mixed metals and beads still manages to create that carefree, relaxed and laidback effect you look for when creating a boho outfit.
The brand’s Bogo Cuffs are inspired by their travels around the world and feature multi-layers of beads, coins, shells, leather, cords and crystals, all with a magnetic clap. This is perfect on days when you’re too lazy to mix and match bracelets, or ideal for those that don’t know which items pair perfectly together. It takes the guesswork out of colour-co-ordinating and mixing stones.
I truly believe that jewellery is equally important as the clothes you wear, the hairstyle you choose, or the makeup you rock. No matter how you choose to reflect your individualism, if you’re a lover of nature stones, free-spirited designs, all with a relaxed and peaceful attitude, you’re going to love Victoria Emerson. Boho fans are not afraid to mix things up, layer pieces and unleash their creativity when it comes to style jewelry. The brand helps you achieve all these qualities while letting the world know who you are and why you’re here.
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