Thank you Sienna Miller for bringing the hippie chic style mainstream! Also known as Boho, or Bohemian, it no longer has to mean hemp or braided; this is such an eclectic blend of clothing options, it’s a fun-free spirited way to express your individuality. Fashion is embracing all aspects of the bohemian look, from hippie nouveau to boho chic.
The boho look is all about creativity. This look gives you the freedom to layer fabrics, mix prints and fearlessly accessorize. The boho look does require a bit of extra work, as a style based on perfected messiness can easily go wrong. What this trend needs is a sense of balance. Pull together your look by layering and mixing colors, patterns and materials while keeping an overall balance in mind.
Men: This is your chance to wear your flip-flops, unabashedly. Layering is key: printed t-shirts, or earth toned button-ups topped with white linen jacket and paired with slouchy jeans. Skinny pants with leather sandals also work well for hippie chic look. Hippie chics are in touch with the earth and environment, and use sustainable products: shirts made of bamboo fibers are incredibly soft and renewable, jeans made from recycled jeans are a great way to lessen your footprint on the earth. Try pairing recycled denim clamdiggers with a floral bamboo shirt, and an oversized beanies to cover up that sexy dirty hair, a signature of boho men.
Women: The Hippie Chic trend includes pieces such as caftans, tunics, tiered peasant skirts, ankle-length embroidered dresses and slim, weathered jeans. Flower prints, flowing maxi dresses with billowing sleeves, wide-leg pants, fabrics like lace, silk and chiffon, soft leather and suede, macramé detailing and fringes are the key features of this romantic look. Accessories are anything but minimal for the bohemian, so this style features ethnic-inspired earrings, large leather belts, floppy hats, over-sized sunglasses and bangles to your elbows. All pieces follow a natural trend with earthy hues, ethnic textures and nature-mimicking prints. Shoes are no exception - footwear such as cotton espadrilles, leather sandals, beaded flats and cowboy boots dominate the look.