Putting together the perfect boho chic wardrobe requires balancing out the retro aesthetics of the 80s and early 70s with the minimalist art style of today. Bohemian trends still stand up today and have seen quite a revival in the past few years because of celebrities like Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. We’ll be honest, it may feel a bit tricky to pull the look off if you’re new to it.
So we’ve created a simple and easy cheat sheet to help you nail the fashion style in a flash. Here are 5 must-haves for a boho chic style, the essentials you need to maximize your wardrobe’s versatility.
1. A Simple Maxi Skirt
Starting with the simple maxi skirt, a cool piece that filtered through into today’s biggest chic trends. You’ll be turning to the maxi skirt over and over again when putting together a bohemian ensemble. The best maxi skirts use minimalistic outfits and aren’t overly stylized (no floral prints or over-the-top embroidery).
Maxi skirts are the building blocks of a boho wardrobe and provide the perfect foundation on which to add layers or pops of color, so choose something with a solid neutral appearance, such as grey or white or even black.
2. Toss in Neutral Ankle Boots
If you’re going for that tomboy-esque feeling, ankle boots will help you achieve that look with ease. Plus, they have been a fashion staple for the boho outfit and come in a million different styles. You don’t have to go with a high heel, just make sure it’s not too skinny to ensure your boots are comfortable while walking around.
3. Headwraps and Headbands
Headwraps are a comfortable way of adding that aesthetic hippie-inspired element without going overboard. They draw more attention to your face and really put together the whole bohemian look.
Pro Tip: Here’s the thing when wearing headbands, try to wear them back an inch or two past your hairline, almost like a halo. It’s comfortable and will make your ensemble look classy.
4. Crop Tops
Breezy and effortless, crop tops are one of the first things that come to mind when you think of boho style. It really gives off those ‘effortless’ vibes that are ideal for class or a casual date. Pair it with a sleek maxi skirt or a low-slung boyfriend jeans for an effortless boho chic outfit.
Alright, so that’s about it for this how-to. Do you already have all of the above pieces? If not, let us know and we’ll give you a few ideas.