The average person spends around $1,700 on clothes each year according to Forbes Magazine. The reason for this is that when we look good, we feel good, but how do you go about picking the right trend? Celebrities from Sienna Miller to Jason Momoa and many inbetween are dressing Boho Chic these days. Why? Because it’s comfortable, down-to-earth, and looks great. The Bohemian style originated back in the 70s with brilliant musicians such as Janis Joplin and Chaka Khan. Boho has now become Boho-Chic in the 2000s as this hippie style has become more stylized and fashion forward. Attending the big music festivals like Coachella has become the modern day catwalk as celebrities and musicians mingle in their best flower power fashion trends. If you buy your clothes from Anthropologie or Free People then you are already have the Boho Chic look down. For the rest of you who want to channel your inner Joplin or Chaka Khan, read on.
Pepper Yourself With Love
Kate Moss is one of the celebrities who really brought Boho back; the former model has always been associated with great fashion sense and a positive attitude, so it’s no surprise that people copy her style. Kate took the epitome of Boho Chic to the Met Gala this year by wearing a Saint Laurent dress that was trimmed with feathers.
Berets and scarves have forever been associated with the French, these accessories are so prevalent in their culture that the French have their own special word for “clothing accessories” – accoutrement. So when it comes to Boho Chic, it’s time to go French or go home. Dig out everything you can find, lace, crochet, hats, scarves, and beads. It’s the bling without the glare: a natural way to add texture and layers without creating an eyesore. So keep texture in mind when choosing the actual clothes as well, find pieces with a little bit of embroidery, a fringe, or a few tassels. You can play with complementing patterns, florals, or an Indian sari pattern. Play around and choose the things that make you feel positive, relaxed, and creative.
Connect With Mother Nature
Kate recently wore a goat-hair jacket over a floral print shirt and skinny jeans. Everything about the Boho Chic style is “Au Naturale” so keep that in mind when deciding on the fabrics you buy. Boho Chic utilizes a huge array of natural fabrics, anything from cotton, linen, velvet, chiffon, silk, leather, suede, and fur. No modern plastics allows. So that means stay away from the spandex, lycra, and other man-made materials.
Color My Rainbow
Kate stepped out recently in a midnight-blue peasant dress decorated with a pattern of deep reds, greens, and grey, with a set of black leather boots to match. Needless to say that highlighter yellow is not going to help your cause when going boho. You want to look for natural tones and colors, white, beige, brown, earthy reads, and dark green are all in. Cast away your emo sensibilities and surround yourself with the love of mother nature, bring together her natural colors and varied textures to allow you to resonate with that same tranquility and balance.
Change things up this Summer by adding a little Boho Chic to your wardrobe. Anyone can do it, on any budget. And feeling good in that new look will provide a little extra positive energy to see you through 2018.