Choose a muse:
With so many fashion forward females to assess and then steal their style; never be above pinch elements of their signature looks. The Olsen twins large sized hobo handbags are a must for some. Kate Moss’ long natural tresses for someone else. Sienna is still the queen of dressed up and dressed down Boho styling; adapting her look to bend to current styles yet still remaining an individual; a long pashmina here and an Indian style pair of earrings there. So pick one or many of these fashion forward females and tailor a look individual to you.
Layering the look
Please do not take this literally. You do not want to try to wear every single item that hangs in your wardrobe at once! This will not give you the effortless look that you are aspiring to. Layering different lengths of clothing and shapes of clothing become key to gaining the Boho look. The style needs tunics, layered over skinny jeans or leggings. You could equally wear a long flowing hippy styled dress cinched with a hipster, embellished belt. Play around with all your Boho and Non-Boho Clothing to practice and gain the real skill of layering and mixing to make your look complete; whilst getting the balance just right.
More, more, MORE! Is what this look needs actually I do not think that’s strong enough. It is what this look demands!
Jewelry: Anything goes. Toe rings, anklets, Beaded earrings plus headbands. Even layering multiple anklets and bracelets can bring stacks of style to even the simplest outfit.
Bags: Boho girls like bags that are soft in structure, roomy and have some quirky details to make them individual. Popular choices for fabric details are fringing and tassels. More and more Zari-worked, beaded and embroidered bags are being bought in unusual colors. They are also large sized so if you are a fan of carrying around the kitchen sink, you can.
Shoes and boots:
Sandals in summer are a must. Beaded or sequined. Butterfly or flower motifs. Or even the barefoot variety. Tan leather or Suede ankle boots in the winter teamed with a beautiful beaded or vintage inspired scarf around your neck.
You can really pull together your look with the right accessories. Never be afraid to mix and match. Remember this look is all about your style and what you feel comfortable wearing.
Keep it natural.
This goes for hair and make up. No need for red glossed lips or faked gel talons here. However do not be fooled by the ‘natural’ make up look. It always takes more time and often more products to achieve. So many women strive for this natural look to their make-up, so unaware that it is a look that calls for flawless skin and more time at the mirror with regular touch ups. As a beauty adviser while at college I would recommend the following as a base make up kit; if you are young you will need to only prime your face with tinted moisturizers, perhaps a concealer for the odd pimple, a tanned golden blusher (a healthy glow in a pot) to sweep on the apples of your cheeks, a light gold eye shadow (trust me gold suits everybody along with fuchsia), a nude lip gloss and lastly a black mascara of top and bottom lashes. If you are older you will need a thicker foundation base, perhaps a powder and do not use anything with glitter in it you will look like a clown. Not a sought after look!
Blow dry your hair upside down and scrunch some mousse at the roots for a lift, accessorize with a glorious headband or hair accessory of your choice.