Boho Chic: Combining Comfort with Style
It may be getting towards the end of the festival season, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping the growing number of cool customers that are still rocking the boho look. Who can blame them though? This style is all about warm colours, vibrant patters and above all, comfort. The boho style litters the high street every year, as it’s the best excuse to dress down, as long as you can pull it off! Check out the rest of this article for a peak at the top boho looks this year. Hopefully they’ll give you some chilled inspiration for your next outing!
These have been around the shops for a few years now, but they’ve recently been reinvigorated and reimagined with a “tribal” twist. The African trend has been warmly welcomed by the fashion community, and its bright colours and crazy patterns have meant that harem trousers are back with a vengeance. You could opt for a patterned cut-off version, and pair them with some classic, knee-high gladiator sandals and a loose-fitting top. Go for something with mainly darker tones though, to emphasise the bold colours of the trousers.
Charm bracelets are a great accessory because they go with so many different outfits, but even they have been given a boho makeover. Think feather charms, peace symbols and tassels that apparently ward off evil. They’re a really easy way to add some glamour to an alternative outfit, and if you want something a little more unique, there’s a cool collection of boho jewellery at ChloBo. They specialize in handmade pieces of the best quality metals, and you’ll be guaranteed to find something that’s the perfect fit for your style.
Everyone loves florals during the summer, but instead of opting for the shift dress in pastel pinks or a racer skirt, opt for things that are far more fluid. There are some stunning, loose-fitting tops and off-the-shoulder-style dresses at the moment, that ooze that romantic gypsy look. They go perfectly with a fringed leather bag, over-sized sunhat and messy fishtail to complete the festival chic look, but look for bold floral patterns as a way of making you stand out from the crowd.
If you want to be a true hippie, it doesn’t get any better than having your feet adorned by spiritual gem stones and a touch of sparkle. Again, boho is all about comfort, and there’s been a distinct shift away from heels recently, with people favouring flats. Because of this, the shops are brimming with sandals and summer shoes that are covered in turquoise and coral, as well as some gold and glitter. Cast aside the wedges for once and try a pair of these with a maxi dress, gathered and raised by a slim belt around the waist to show off the sparkle.
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