Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Bold & The Bohemian: Go Boho in Just a Few Steps

The Bold & The Bohemian: Go Boho in Just a Few Steps

Add a Kimono

If you don't already have a kimono that you love, this is the place to start. I've been wearing my mom's vintage kimono from Japan for a few years, but there are also some great new ones out there. I recently purchased one from TJMaxx, for example. The thing that I love about a kimono is that it's light and airy but also provides a light layer for a trip to the movies or dinner in a chilly restaurant.

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Look for one with colors that you typically wear so that you can throw it effortlessly over jeans shorts and a t-shirt or a maxi dress. At this time of the year, I'd recommend that you look toward neutrals or dark colors because this is something you can easily wear over jeans or leggings for fall. See how the rest of her outfit is not boho, but she still just looks cool?

Or, go whole hog and boho up the whole getup!

Desert Wanderer Kimono

Layer on Necklaces

Part of the appeal of this laid back style is that it feels gathered, not pre-conceived or pre-fab. If you've got this much to layer on laying around at home, do it up.

Via Style Lovely
If not, or if you'd rather dip your toe in the trend instead of jumping in, look around for a couple of necklaces to wear at once.  This Etsy store has some real beauties.

Mix Long and Feminine with Something Tough

One of the things that I love most about a boho look is that it's not too sweet. It's not afraid of a little grit or a little black or leather. It's a very approachable look that also feels just a bit tough. Look around your closet-do you have something, like a maxi dress or skirt, that feels inherently like it could belong on a ranch or out in a field? Pull that on, then add something that's a little tougher, like a worn t-shirt, favorite pair of dirty boots, or cool Lennon-esque glasses.

I love this for the late summer, don't you?

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Here's how to do it in the early fall. 

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That's all, love bugs! I hope you have fun looking for a little boho touch you can bring out in these beautiful last days of summer!


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