Six Tips for Getting Boho Chic - Neiman Marcus

Six Tips for Getting Boho Chic

Catherine Bloom

March 25, 2015


Every women should own a peasant blouse.
The easy top adapts to weather, and you don’t have to be an extreme hippie chic to wear it. Slip it under a tailored jacket for the office. To up the vibe, throw on a lightweight suede vest.

Work with what you already have in your closet.
Streamlined cropped pants don’t exactly scream boho, but pair perfectly with a peasant top for lunch, dinner, or travel. Search your jewelry box, too, for items to incorporate into your boho look. Remember those puka beads you picked up on your first trip to the Big Island?

Valentino Spring 2015.
Valentino Spring 2015.

There’s a maxi dress for every body and personality.
The quintessential boho dress comes in a variety of silhouettes and fabrics. If you’re on the petite side, choose a solid color and cut that skims the body. If your style is more romantic, lace is a beautiful option. Rather not commit? Opt for a long, flowy skirt to wear with a fitted tank or t-shirt instead.

A little boho goes a long way.
Even a touch of fringe instantly reads boho on bags, shoes, or clothing, but something as simple as an embroidered clutch can capture the feeling beautifully, too. A large-brimmed hat makes a major statement with even the most tailored looks – not to mention offering protection from the sun and chic camouflage for Bohemians having bad hair days. (We’ve all been there.)

Stella McCartney Spring 2015.
Stella McCartney Spring 2015.

Play up your best features.
If you’re lucky enough to have a narrow waistline, choose a peasant blouse that’s cropped or nipped in at the waist. If legs are your best asset, wear shorts with flat sandals that lace up the calf. If you’re petite, layering multiple long necklaces can visually elongate your look.

And most important:
Remember that any trend is about self expression, so be bold, or artsy, or glamorous, or refined – just be you.

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