When it comes to fashion I sometimes struggle with defining my exact style. It really depends on my mood; I have stronger tendencies than others, but for the most part, wear what makes me feel good. The Bohemian look has been in trend for a while now (has it ever really gone completely away?) and it’s one that I love. Free People is my favorite catalog to flip through and drool over, and the whole vibe is feminine, comfortable, and hippie in the best way possible. It’s easily one of my favorite looks. That being said, I don’t always feel like going full-Boho and for those days that are more Costco than Coachella I like to work in a Boho flair without committing 100%.
How to Add a Hint Of Boho Into Your Spring Wardrobe
I have a friend who was known for sticking to blacks and grays her wardrobe. Like pretty much her whole closet was dark. She always looked great but there wasn’t a lot of variation :). So in college when she wanted to add some color in she started small. A red scrunchie. She would wear that red scrunchie often as a step in the direction towards color without overwhelming herself. Baby steps. We still tease her about that scrunchie to this day. To start to incorporate a hint of Boho into your spring wardrobe, my suggestion is to start small. Get one piece and work it into what you already have; a flowy top is a great place to start. Make it your (better looking) red scrunchie.
What is there not to love about flowy tops? They are soft and feminine, versatile, and ultra-forgiving. Definitely the top you want to reach for when you hit up those Italian or Mexican restaurants. 🙂 A lot of Boho dresses can double as tops (or vice versa) but on this six-foot frame, this one stays a shirt (#tallgirlproblems).
Floppy hats are another piece that you could start to add in, by itself or with the top. In my opinion, they are perfect for spring. Really spring through fall; Seattle just doesn’t have nearly enough sun in the winter to justify wearing anything like this. Even if it is sunny, winter doesn’t scream floppy hats, does it? So pull them out now! The world needs more hats:).
Bohemian styles often have such great details within their fabric. Embroidery, fringe, a cutout back, it’s the little things in life that give me delight, and those small yet large details are some of them.
Obviously, it’s not Labor Day yet, and I have no problem breaking the white rule. If it’s not the dead of winter and the sun is out my whites are going to shine (at least until I drop food on them, which is inevitable). Skinnies pair great with these big, billowy tops because you can see that you actually still have shape! They’re also something that most likely are in your closet, or that you already wear with your other signature looks.
Booties are not necessarily Boho, but for me, they worked well with this outfit. It’s still too cold to wear open toed shoes although there are some seriously cute sandals when you’re ready to take the plunge and go even more Bohemian!
Top: Free People Embroidered Shift Dress/similar
Shoes: Tesori Suede Booties/ Similar
Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs Francesca Purse/ similar (are you sick of seeing this purse yet? Think of how my friends feel! haha)
Hat: Nordstrom Leith Floppy Felt Hat On sale now for 15.00!
What’s your take on Bohemian style? Love it or leave it? How do you wear it best?
Spring is here!