04 Apr Festival and Street Bohemian Chic
Boho (short for Bohemian) is a flashback to the carefree looks of the ’70s: flowy silhouettes; artisan, tribal, and ethnic patterns and prints; fringe, lace, and romantic florals. Today Anthropologie
, Free People
, and Haute Hippie
characterize the way we wear the look today. High end designers like Isabel Marant
embrace the look; and even Tory Burch’s
tunic tops have their roots in boho chic.
The key to pulling off boho has a lot to do with your figure type and your age – in this series of posts we’ll explore how to make the look work for you and showcase some cool pieces in the store now that will help you put together a signature look.
Let’s get to the basics!
For everyone, proportion is key. Peasant blouses paired with romantic skirts or soft printed pants can look frumpy rather than flowy. Instead, pair a peasant inspired top over your skinnies or a more form fitting top over a flowy skirt or loose flowing pants.
Or try just one piece, like a cool kimono inspired jacket over a tank and skinny jeans to pick up the vibe.
To keep the it modern, not costumey don’t go for a head-to-toe look. Try a bootie or bag with some fringe, or a fitted floral jacket to add some structure. A tunic top in a woven fabric with embroidered motifs can give also provide length and structure to your look. If you’re height challenged, try a chunky platform sandal.
Accents of Native American silver and turquoise, African beads, semi-precious stones, handmade or antique pieces are all great accessories to add a little bling and finish it off.
Ikat, wax dye, paisley and floral, fringe, lace, and embroidered motifs characterize this look – we’ll take a look at the history of some of these patterns and how they’re made in upcoming posts.