The boho-chic movement is back, and it’s all set to rule the roost yet again. This time, it’s not just doing the rounds in a typical old western way. Indian sartorial pieces are seen in bohemian twists, and it’s a bright, peppy, positive look is here to stay. Here’s your cue to go easy if you’re one with that bohemian vibe:
High-low hemlines and asymmetrical styles scream all things boho. To perfect this, it is important to pick up outfits with detailing such as tassels, fringe and lace, vibrant prints and drawstring necklines. Playing with prints is key here. For instance, pick anarkalis in either vintage prints or solids. You can further accentuate the look with accessories such as a maang tikka, bangles, necklaces and antique rings. This natural, bold and free-spirited style is perfect when it comes to your love for clothes and accessories.
Balance It Well
Sport tops with playful beading, embroidery, floral prints and crochet work, and pair them with wide-legged jeans, culottes, pants or cut-off shorts. If you opt to wear boho the Indian way, try unconventional prints and earthy colours on the skirt.
Stroll In Boho Layers
Layering is one of the key elements of the bohemian look. The point here though is not to hide in layers of clothing, but to create a balance for a polished hippie look. Add layers by throwing in a printed dupatta or scarf. Silk, cotton or ikat fabrics in earthy tones of blue, beige, maroon and black are perfect choices for this look. Alternatively, you can try long jackets or capes to complete the look. Finally, add a floral and paisley print bag with ethnic tassels or latkans.
Boho Chic Is The Way To Go
Maxi dresses, tunics, gypsy skirts, voluminous petticoats, a fuller bottom half –- all make for perfect boho outfits. If you don’t mind, oversized clothes is also a great try for boho chic looks. Think baggy shirts or buttoned-down collar kurta with broad belts. While you can go for vibrant colours and prints, try and mix them well with a boho palette which is earthy — black, brown, grey, gold or khaki. Further, add an Indian touch with jhumkis in pearls or silver.
Be adorable yet boho
Win all compliments by layering your outfits with traditional prints and colours like floral veil designs in bright hues such as purple, greens and reds. Bring alive the bohemian chic look with accessories like headbands, luxe belts, chunky and coloured wooden bangles, handcuffs bracelets, hand-chain jewellery, gemstones, beads and gunmetal pieces, anklets, mix-and-match necklaces, dangling earrings or chandbalis. In footwear, complete the desi vibe with kolhapuri chappals, mojris and sandals that have traditional motifs.
Keep It Minimal
For a chic bohemian look, keep everything minimal — from layering to accessorising and even makeup. The key here is to flaunt your natural beauty especially when it comes to makeup. Go for a bare minimum foundation, nude lip colour and warm tones of eye shadow. For a bold look, go heavy on mascara and try a winged eyeliner. This will bring back the 70s Bollywood style. Lastly, play your Indianness by opting for a loose braid or an easy pulled-back bun. And, if you have short hair, add a little twisty or wear it half up, half down.
The Indian-boho twist is embraced lovingly by almost everyone. And, if you are feeling the vibe already, just prep yourself up in the bright, positive fashion statement of the season and wear it with oodles of oomph.