The gypsy way

The gypsy way

The gypsy way

Boho Chic’ describes a style that includes flowy clothing, vintage and ethnic-inspired accessories, and natural-looking hair and makeup.

While this can be a fun, easy look, it’s not for everyone. Pieces are often made from natural fabrics and materials like easy cotton, linen, wood and stone.

Beading is quite popular as well. There isn’t much shape and there are layers — lots of layers. These layers keep you warm and cosy.

 There are a few simple rules that will help you decide if you should or shouldn’t embrace this trend. The first thing you want to ask yourself is if you are even drawn to this style in the first place. Speaking for myself, Boho has never really resonated with me. I do love this trend as an accent in my wardrobe. However, if you prefer an easy, breezy free-spirited look in your clothing, run, don’t walk towards this trend.

If I was to incorporate the Boho style into my wardrobe, it would be in small ways and through details. There should be some shape in the clothing. If you are someone with curves, beware of too many free-form layers. You don’t have to abandon the trend completely, just be sure to balance the free with some discipline through some more fitting  clothing, like skinny jeans or by using this trend more as an accent than a main dish.

If you’re skinny, this trend can be a misfit for you if you are not careful. You need some clothing that will sit closer to your body.

This trend can be worn by a short person but just make sure you’re wearing a pair of boots or shoes with heels or that something you are wearing (be it a shirt or a pair of pants, for example) is slim. Try the Boho fashion way and stand out in the crowd this monsoon.

When it comes to Bohemian jewellery, the more unique, the better. Look for original finds at the flea market  or even make some of your own. The key is to find pieces made from natural elements like wood, coral, turquoise, feathers etc.

Playing with the right fabrics and colours is one of the main things in Boho fashion.

But I've gone out of the box and tired the complete black look with white metal jewellery. I put on layers of black clothing and some junky jewellery and it was a perfect warm and cosy look for this gloomy weather.

One of the important things you will have to remember when it comes to fashion is to always personalise a look to make it more you. So adjust Boho fashion into your own liking and flair! It's ok to go out of the box and personalise style to adjust to your comfort zone.

(Contributed by Nisha B K)

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