Friday, October 26, 2012

Hippie Boho Love

Dress: Misope USA
Sunnies : Mango
Necklace : Nobo
Bracelets : Mix
Bag : Italian leather
Booties : Lovely Shoes

Boho-chic style is all about looking fabulous but effortless at the same time. I'm channeling Nicole Richie's boho fashion look(hehehe). This is what I wore on our radio guesting at RW FM. I just wanted to look h
ippie cool(hahaha!). What do you think???

How to Dress BOHO-CHIC:

Layering different lengths, fits, and textures are a key ingredient to achieving the boho-chic look, particularly the effortless part. When it comes to layering it’s not about seeing how many items you can wear at once, it’s about mixing and adding just the right amount of volume to make your look “complete”. For example, mixing tight with loose, short with long, prints with perhaps more prints, and so on. The main skill involved when it comes to layering/mixing is maintaining balance.

Boho-chic girls generally don’t wear a lot of bright colors and if they do they’ll keep it to a minimum. Warm, rich colors like black, brown, grey, gold, khaki, and cream, are definitely favorites when it comes to this style. The basic rule here is to not wear too many different colors at once and if you must wear that brightly colored item make sure the rest of your outfit is made up of only neutral colors and not too many.

When it comes to boho-chic style, the more accessories the better, and pops of color are also welcome!

Boho girls generally like to wear chunky jewelry and if it’s not chunky then they’ll add volume by layering more delicate pieces. Think hippy princess – headbands, feathers, gemstones, wood, beads, gunmetal, and gold are all favorites.

In terms of handbags, boho girls like ones that are soft and drape. “Bucket” shapes and Hobo bags are a popular choice, as are bags with a fringe, tassel, or some other quirky detail.

As for shoes, Boho girls love clogs, sandals, and generally like their boots to be loose-fitting. They also aren’t shy of pairing their shoes with stocking or knee/thigh-high socks. Again, soft fabrics like leather/suede and details like fringes and tassels are also favorites.

When it comes to hair and makeup, keep it natural. Generally, boho-chic girls like to wear their hair out and keep it long, wavy or curly, rather than straight or short. If your hair’s naturally straight or short then make sure you add volume to it and flare it out at the ends so it doesn’t look too orderly. Stay away from straightening irons and if you must wear your hair up, leave out wavy whisps of hair around your face. Details such as braids, are also popular amongst boho-chic girls.

Although it is important to have a style muse to inspire us in how we dress, we should embrace the fact that we are unique. Be true to yourself and remember what looks good on your muse won’t necessarily work on you (and vice versa!). Be confident in your taste and don’t be shy to experiment, in fact boho-chic style is all about individuality so the more personality you bring to your look the better!

And that's it for my Boho-Chicness :)

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