The bohemian 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 typical old western way! The Indian sartorial pieces are seen in bohemian twists, and its bright, peppy, positive look is here to stay. Here’s your cue to go easy-peasy the Indian-bohemian way:
The Desi-Bohemian Detailing
High-low hemlines and asymmetrical styles scream boho! To perfect the boho look, 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, you can pick anarkalis either in vintage prints or plain. You can further accentuate the look with accessories such as maang tikka, bangles, necklaces and antique rings. This natural, bold and free-spirited style is perfect to live your love for clothes and accessories.
Balance It Well
Pull out tops with playful beading, embroidery, floral prints and crochet work, and pair them with wide legged jeans, culottes, pants or cut-off shorts. And, if you choose to wear boho the Indian way, go for unconventional prints and earthy colours on the skirt.
Stroll In Boho Layers
Layering is one of the key elements of the bohemian look. Though, the point is not to hide yourself under 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 ikkat fabrics in earthy tones of blue, beige, maroon and black are perfect choices for this look. Alternatively, you can go for long jackets or capes to complete the style with with confidence and panache. Finally, add a floral and paisley print bag with ethnic tassels or latkans, as it’s popularly known, to your outfits.
The Boho Chic
Maxi dresses, tunics, gypsy skirts, voluminous petticoats, a fuller bottom half – all make for perfect boho outfits. If you don’t mind, oversized clothes you certainly belong here. So think, baggy shirts or buttoned-down collar kurta with broad belts. Though you can go for vibrant colours and prints, try and mix them well with the boho palette which is earthy – black, brown, grey, gold or khaki. Further, add an Indian touch with jhumkis in pearls or silver.
Win all compliments by layering your outfits with traditional prints and colours like: floral veil designs in bright hues like 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 chand balis. In footwear, add a desi feel with kolhapuri chappals, mojaris and sandals with traditional motifs.
Keep It Minimal
For a chic bohemian look, keep everything minimal – from layering to accessorising to make-up. The key here is to flaunt your natural beauty; especially when it comes to makeup. So, go for bare minimum foundation, nude shade lip colour and warm tones of eye shadows. For a bold look, use mascara and winged eyeliner. This will bring back the 70s Bollywood style. Lastly, play your Indianness with a loose braid or the 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 just prep yourself up in the bright, positive fashion statement of the season and wear it with oodles of oomph!