I have always loved me some boho chic. David says that he was immediately drawn to my style when we met in college, at the peak of my hippie phase. He said that he had never really seen any girls dressed that way and it fueled his crush.
I have really been drawn back in that direction recently. I am ready to peel off my spanx and throw on an embroidered blouse. I think we can redefine the bohemian style all over again. Boho chic doesn’t have to be sloppy, but it can be easy going. Boho can be unexpected and free, with a nod to our flower children style crushes. Here are some elements needed to be a modern hippie according to my inspiration photos…
essentials for the neo hippie
- A good leather jacket.
Extra points it is fringed!
- Wide brimmed hat or fedora
I love that you can take a mod dress, or a structured outfit and make it a little easier with a good hat.
- Crocheted item:
Vest, dress, skirt…you name it.
- Maxi skirt:
I think almost anyone can rock a maxi. If you are short (like moi) be aware of your proportions, but go for it.
- Florals, paisley, ikat –> PATTERN!
Anything goes with pattern in this case.
It’s time to stack up your bracelets, drape on all your necklaces, or add a vest.