Boho-chic: A guide to the jazzy street style

There are fashion influences that just won’t budge off the top list and, among these styles, bohemian reigns supreme.

Popular for being the antithesis of the classy and bourgeois, bohemian has an impressive line of style icons like Talitha Getty and Janis Joplin. Their influences trickled down to the succeeding generation of urban gypsies and, in 2005, we got Siena Miller and Kate Moss parading the streets and gracing the television in flowy lace dresses and skirts and flower headbands, bringing what we now dub as the boho-chic fashion back to the mainstream. These days, we have celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens embracing the same look within and outside the Coachella scene.

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Vanessa Hudgens is a whimsical Gypsy goddess during a Coachella event.

Boho-chic is all about keeping things casual, carefree, and stylishly cool — not as easy as it sounds considering the free-spirited, bordering-on-outrageous fashion of the hippie era. The problem with this style is, there’s a thin line between being acceptably fashionable and looking like a literal hobo. Even the Coachella queen herself gets an off-day too to remind everyone that the combination of too much lace, too many fringes, and a cardigan-too-long is NOT good for you.

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So, how do you take the boho-chic look to the streets without going over the top or underdressed and attracting unwanted stares? Check out these outfit suggestions for your boho-inspired #OOTD:


Choose the right top

 

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Joni Top by LoveShackFancy
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

This breezy, floral print crop top is from the collection of former Cosmopolitan senior fashion and beauty editor, Rebecca Hessel Cohen. LoveShackFancy, the label she established in 2013, has a beautiful array of bohemian-inspired apparels.

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Chandra Tank by LIV
International shipping weight – – 0.5 kg

Lace is a sure fire way to showcase your feminine side and this top from LIV enhances the girly vibe with its cool, flirty, and fun elements.

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Floral Open-Front Cardigan by Forever 21
International shipping weight – 1 kg

With the large floral prints and colorful ethnic-inspired patterns, these Kimono-style cardigan and jacket are best worn with simple, plain apparels.

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Paula Jacquard Bed Jacket by Boohoo
International shipping weight -1.5 kg


Choose the bottom

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Embroidered Mini Skirt by Zara
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

Show your love for the outdoors with this skirt embroidered with nature-inspired patterns.

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Medium Denim Shorts by Mango
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

We always need a versatile piece of clothing in our wardrobe and a cute pair of cut-offs’ guarantees to save your day when you’re running out of outfit ideas.


Dressing it up

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Chiffon Dress With Lace by H&M
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

You don’t always have to don a flowing maxi dress to be a boho-chic. Mini dress is a welcome and popular alternative, especially if the weather is warm and you’re in the mood to show off those legs. Go with the black lacy chiffon for an added touch of mystery, or get interestingly playful in this white mini.

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Melissa Pom Pom Low Back Swing Dress by Boohoo
International shipping weight -1 kg


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Coachella Embellished Suede Ankle Boots by Aquazzura
International shipping weight – 4.5 kg

Suede boots are street-style staples that go perfectly well with almost every outfit from dresses, cropped shorts, and worn-out jeans. A more comfortable option would be a pair of flat sandals, which is lighter than the boots and more fashionable than a pair of flip-flops.

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Daisy Street Lace Up Gladiator Flat Sandals by Asos
International shipping weight – 3 kg


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Wild & Free Jewelry Bambi Feather Crown by Swell
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

Complete the look with a headband that you can also use to fashionably secure your head wrap — a carefree yet perfect way to disguise a bad hair day.

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Layered Fringe Crossbody Bag by BP
International shipping weight -4 kg

There’s one main reason why crossbody bag is popular among the “unconventional” crowd — it keeps your hands free. Take a crossbody bag when you’re out to have fun with your friends, especially when you’re shopping for more boho outfits!

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Start channeling your inner bohemian spirit and continue to explore your style by getting inspiration from others. Celebrities and professional designers give a pretty good idea of what looks great, although not all of them and definitely not all the time. But being the modern-day bohemian girl that you are, you have all the freedom in the world to choose your faultless carefree style.


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