If that seasonal depression is hitting you hard before the temperature rises, combat it by checking out those adorable boho looks for this summer. Each summer look should be light and fresh with unique accent pieces that are slightly more unique than the average person on the street. Of course, that is assuming that you want to stand out. Bring out those bright colors from storage and get ready to step up those boho looks with the next couple of tips and tricks.
If you know anything about the typical boho style you are familiar with the extensive patterns accompanying these free-flowing clothes. Picking out a piece with a significant amount of pattern is a great way to start off those boho looks. While there are other things that can create a boho look, finding florals, giant print, and contrasting pattern colors are what you should look for first. Loose-fitting items such as pants, dresses, or skirts will really help those boho looks come along. While pattern is something you see a lot in boho-style clothing, the pattern is often not structured. Organic shapes providing a more carefree look tend to complete the look for boho patterns.
While patterns are very well accepted as a part of the boho style, it is often contrasted with tighter fitting items such as crop tops that are a tighter fit. Instead of these items being patterned, they are usually solid colors. The very most that will be on these items are slight textures, but we will get into that more later. The ideal contrast is something drastically different than the pattern. You can decide for yourself if you want to wear something darker than another part of your outfit, tighter, texturally unique, or more open. The possibilities are endless with what you can choose to do with your boho style.
Boho looks often are much looser compared to other styles that are seen on the street. If patterns aren’t your thing, consider adding a loose dress or skirt to your wardrobe. Adding fun accents to their pieces is also an exciting way to spice up an older piece you have worn a couple times. Adding jewelry, hats, belts, or tighter layering items can change the look of something old. Most other popular styles don’t add a loose-fitting garment on top of another loose garment. The boho style often adds loose and looser pieces of clothing on top of one another. Sometimes this can look like a lot of fabric but adding different colors, textures, and patterns to each element can diversify each layer enough to keep it unique. Most loose clothing has some skin showing; if you feel like you are layered up with too many open items, consider grabbing something backless. If you are comfortable, showing skin can change an entire look of an outfit keeping it light, carefree, and fresh.
That Summer Look
Because the boho style is typically a summer look, there are tons of options that fall into the boho category revolving around swimwear. If you are lucky, during the summer, you spend a significant time on the water. Anything from a boat ride on a lake, chilling by the ocean, or tanning by a pool requires a boho-styled outfit creating an adorable look. Most swim looks are pretty tight as you take off layers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get entertaining layering pieces such as kimonos, macramé cover-ups, or loose-fitting pants matched with a bikini top. Many hesitate to add accessories to their swim attire; however, boho styles add layered bracelets and bangles, necklaces, and hair accessories such as feathers, beads, and flowers. Adding little pieces to a well-established look can change the entire dynamic of an outfit, making it look more carefree.
The More the Merrier
Accessories have been mentioned a couple times throughout this article. While many styles have lots of types of accessories, the boho style allows for more unique pieces. Hair is always a pretty important part of a style, which is why most spend thousands on their hair in a lifetime. Changing the color, style, and care of your own hair can make or break a look. Boho is all about freedom of self-expression. It is not unusual to see a messy bun or just messy hair in general. While this is the case most of the time, a significant amount of time can be spent on hair with intricate braids and up dues. Most unique are the minor additives that are put into hair. Charms, beads, bandanas, florals, pins, and elaborate braids can be spotted on any genuine boho-styled person. Oftentimes these styles will be used simultaneously, which can create a stunning look.
Keep Those Textures
Texture can be found in many different styles of clothing. Each texture adds value and diversity, contrasting the item below it which is why many types of outfits have jackets, sweaters, or cardigans layered over the base item of clothing. Changing the texture throughout a look can hold the interest of those admiring your outfit and stimulate the feeling of being in different clothes. If you are struggling to come up with different styled textures, a couple examples are linin, lace, denim, cotton, leather, and suede. Often you will see unusual elements in boho clothing like jute cording. These unique textures add a lot to this style while keeping it fresh. Boho looks also have many sewn textures that are created by intricate sewing patterns and different colors of threads. This can also be seen in patchwork clothing which is common in boho style. With bright colors and patterns, patchwork creates statement pieces while being loose and simple.
All of these ideas will help build your boho-style wardrobe for summer. Keep items fresh, loose, bright, and bold, and you will slay the boho style that you are seeking. Keep things comfortable for you. Layer up those cute outfits with accessories and additional textures. Have fun with your outfits, and don’t forget to keep them carefree!