Boho-chic is a style of fashion drawing on various hippie influences. Actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in England and actresses Mary-Kate Olsen in the United States were the pioneers of this nascent arena of fashion in the years 2004-2005. It has since caught up with the fashionistas. Bohemian fashion style has all the funky elements and the exotic zing of fashion – a rich cocktail of casual, hippie 70’s style and ethnic along with vintage. It’s cool, hip. and definitely feminine in a rugged and effortless way!
Follow these style tips to rock the Boho-chic fashion like Vanessa Hudgens:
Boho fashion is all about being yourself. Play with colours. Opt for the earthy colours and splash them with the bright tones of magenta, orange, maroon or sapphire blues. Wear breezy and flowy shirts and skirts but do not cover yourself in the baggy clothes. That is so not Boho! Look for tops with beading, embroidery, floral prints, crochet details and super-trendy butterflies to wear with wide leg jeans or cut off shorts.
Say goodbye to your glossy metallic stilettos. Opt for knee length or ankle length gladiators in earthy tones; chappals (flip-flops) with popping colours, patterns or beads look good too. Since Boho is all about being casual and comfortable, casual sandals work best with the look.
Accessories are the most important element of this trend. There is never too much of them in your bohemian style. Bags, bracelets, rings, anklets, headbands, danglers, mix and match necklaces, belts, beads, barrettes for hair…the list is endless. Choose the accessories that pop out in your appearance.
Keep your makeup as natural as possible. If you have a clear skin just apply your favourite moisturiser. If you aren’t lucky enough to have a perfect skin, apply concealer under your eyes and any other marks or blemishes that need to be covered. In case you need a heavy coverage, apply a water based or mineral based foundation that matches your skin tone with a wedge or a brush. Dab on a little loose powder to set the foundation.
Apply a little blush from the apple of your cheeks to the outer part of your eye for a radiant look. Remember, the purpose is to add colour to the cheeks. Do not contour.
Apply a thin line of a black eyeliner on the upper eyelid. You can also use a brown eyeliner to soften the look. In case you aren’t very good at applying an eye liner, use a neutral eye shadow over your upper eyelids and apply kohl on the waterline of your eyes.
A colored lip balm is your lip’s best friend. Apply it generously on your lips. Then proceed to apply a lipstick. If your eye makeup is too loud, use a softer shade of lip color and vice-versa. Avoid a high gloss lipstick.
Tip: Always apply a lipstick with a brush. This way you do not waste excessive product and your lipstick does not bleed.
Keep your hair as natural as possible. The natural wavy or curly hair go amazing with this look. If you have straight hair, you can add some curls to them at the bottom to add drama. Accessorize your hair with your favorite headband.