Reality Chic

How to be Boho without looking like a Hobo

Posted on: November 1, 2009

There is a very fine line with the “new” trend that is Bohemian style. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this style it started when the term took on a social meaning of artists and their rebellion for conventional ways. In the 60s and 70s when many people were forming their own personal expressions that were much more free-spirited and laid back in a hippy sort of way the bohemian style became popular once again. It has now become the “new look” that stars and designers are getting inspiration from. 

Many can master this free-spirited look and others…well let’s just say they look as if they just emerged from living under a box. The easiest way to explain the boho style is basically a layered collection with eclectic pieces such as patterns, fringe, and flashbacks to the 70s. However, wearing this style doesn’ t mean putting on every article of clothing you own. It simply means working with one piece at a time such as vintage items, oversized jewelry, and layered articles such as jackets, scarves, and flowing peasant tops.

Tip of Day: To achieve being vintage doesn’t mean going to high-end stores to create a so-called vintage look. It means going to second-hand stores and updating a look from a past time.

This is one style that can truly be affordable! It has become this ridiculous concept that the boho style needs designer flare.  This idea should be scrapped along with lace stockings and baggy high-waisted pants!  This isn’t to say you can’t shop for this look, but it is ridiculous to shop at high-end stores for a style that can be created from Goodwill! So be unique, pull items from within you and your friends closets and express YOURSELF, not the designer!  

5 of the best stores to find the bohemian style are:

  1. Goodwill
  2. Anthropologie
  3. Forever 21
  4. Urban Outfitters
  5. Your Local Consignment Shop
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