As self expression is making more of a statement now than ever before, bohemian clothing is more than trend worthy. Kate Moss, Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller all rock the look with free flowing tops, lots of denim and hobo bags. Boho fashion is all about mixing old with new and making a classic look a trend.
When you think bohemian style, you think raggedy, old hippies. But the style is so much more. Coming in contact with some boho chic wannabes in book stores and coffee shops this past weekend, I had to write about it. With people overdoing it by draping on layers of hideous old shirts and jewelry, that's not how it's done. But nice try? Not even.
Lace trims, floral embellishments and cute eyelets are what make an outfit boho chic. The hippie nonsense isn't stylish, it's a figment of the past. It's really all about expressing your creativity and individuality within an outfit. Rugged, peasant styles are popular in this "genre" of fashion but to the point where it's still stylish. If you can incorporate a bohemian top into a regular outfit, that's when you know it's the right piece. It's really all about versatility and making it work!
Stores like Free People sell great clothes that can be categorized as boho. Floral patterns and rough looking styles make their outfits edgy with a hint of boho. Lace and embedded studs also compliment the trend. But all in all, boho chic is a great way of expressing yourself through your clothes. If you're a free spirit then this is the trend for you! No matter what season, boho chic is never out of style. So make it work, but don't overdo it. Look presentable and keep it practical.
You don't want to end up looking like a Buddha doll..