With the new year comes the chance to re-energize yourself, and your wardrobe. As we settle in for 2016 there are a few ways your wardrobe can make a bold statement, and none has been more popular in the last decade than with “boho chic” designs. Embracing vintage styles with modern creativity, these bohemian-inspired fashions worn by actresses, models, and fashionistas can give you a bold and younger feel for a whole new style. The secret to creating this youthful style is all about mixing and matching earthy pieces of the flower child age with hip accessories for a natural look that works great in every setting. So if you are ready to empty your closet and hit the mall to find your inner bohemian, then here are a few tricks to really make your outfits pop.
Embrace Your Creative Vision
Boho chic is all about finding your creative self and designing a look that equally embraces vintage style and your modern personality. This youthful style is a perfect blend of nostalgia and chic, and you can be well on your way to finding a boho chic look that will get you noticed with these simple tips:
Wearing clothes that reflect natural tones and fabrics is a must.
Fabrics including silk, suede, leather, denim, velvet, linen, and more are key to creating the perfect bohemian look. Not only should outfits have a natural feel to them, but a natural look, too. Choose earthy browns and dark greens to give you an organic look.
Adding embellishments can make an outfit pop.
While the fabrics may be toned down, you still want an outfit to stand out. That is where embroidery, embellishments, and accessories can make the difference. Thin, silver or wooden bangles are a great accessory, and beadwork on blouses can also make a simple yet impactful addition.
Mix and match with bold patterns.
Remixed patterns are all the rage in the boho chic world. Utilizing floral patterns with your neutral fabrics. Finishing your outfit with a splash of denim or suede can really create a carefree outfit that is great for a day of shopping or just going out for some fun.
Combine fitted and flowy fabrics for maximum comfort.
Last but not least, bohemian fashion is all about comfort. While many embrace boho styles for summer only, these looks are pushing their way into other seasons, too. Pairing some fitted jeans with a flowing maxi dress can help you be ready for a variety of climates. Likewise, making sure to layer your attire with ankle boots and denim vests can keep you warm but still stylish.
Experiment to Find your Unique Boho Chic Style
As bohemian fashions are trademarked by looks that embrace the individual personality of the wearer, it can be challenging to determine which pieces will work best. These are just some of the things to keep in mind when browsing the playful patterns found at online retailers like
Zappos, District Clothing, or ShopScarpe.
Ultimately, the best way to get a standout look is to experiment. Don’t be afraid to pull something out of your closet that may seem out of fashion. With the right accessories and vintage spirit, pieces from the past can find new life. After all, the greatest part about boho fashion is reflecting individual personality and vintage style, and that will only come with a little bit of creativity and fun.
Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer from Omaha, Nebraska. She has written for clients like Demand Media and the Omaha World-Herald. When she isn’t working on DIY projects with her two daughters, Lauryn and Lila, she’s volunteering at her local pet shelter.