Boho chic is the epitome of effortlessly cool. It's casual and messy but always flattering. It also uses a lot of simple pieces that you can mix and match with each other, so as long as you have the staples that we cover, you will be good to roll.
Some girls who I think really captured this look were Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, with some occasional looks from the Olsen twins and, low-key, even Alessandra Ambrosio.
You could also pull a lot of inspiration from Isabel Marant Spring 2009 and 2011.
So what are the necessary pieces to capture this style?
90% of boho chic looks will feature boots. Brown boots, suede boots, cowboy boots, knee-high boots, doesn't really matter. As long as it's slightly worn out and black or brown, you are good to go.
And extra points if you have fringe somewhere on your outfit, whether it be said boots, a slouchy bag, or even your jacket. You want to capture that Western meets 70 vibe but still keeping it fun, free, and sexy.
It's all about the legs here. Tiny denim shorts are a must, and brown or dark grey mini skirts are another great option. You could also reach for long flowy skirts, but never long shorts. Jorts are not an option; the tinier the shorts, the better. But not skin tight; we still want everything loose and effortless.
I love these denim shorts that Kate is wearing, and you could pair them with any top.
Below is another great example of an effortless look that isn't trying to hard but still looks super chic and sexy,
Of course you could play around with colors but I'd say stay near the neaturals. Browns, blacks, whites, and greys are great staples but you could throw in some earth tones like a good moss green. But I think the colors play a big part in the whole boho chic look.
I'm loving this look and the boho-chic vibe, but notice how the colors play such a big role. If this was a bright-colored mini skirt and a bright-colored top and accessories, it would be giving Paris Hilton and Y2K. Which, there is nothing wrong with that; it just isn't boho chic.
Hobo bags are essential. Big, slouchy, effortless bags that you can always throw on and throw anything in are a must. If you really want to give a boho vibe, you could reach for studs or fringe.
Belts are such a must. Big belts, small belts, whatever: always have a belt on.
This is a great example of wearing a big studded belt over your dress or long skirt, which we are seeing a lot more of recently, and I'm here for it. It's a great accessory and a great way to add an extra bump to an outfit.
Another great belt-over dress look; I mean, who isn't obsessed with Kate's Glastonbury look?
So basically, follow the three B's: boots, belts, and bags! Just keep them in a neutral color and look for studs and fringe. Then keep the rest of your outfit pretty simple, and either wear tiny bottoms with a more casual and flowy top or a tank top with a long flowy skirt. As for dresses, the two photos above are a good idea of where to base your basic idea.
Boho chic is definitely on its way back in fashion, and it's a great, effortless look. Plus Kate Moss can never go wrong, so you know you are on the right page.