As the year wears on and the seasons change, it’s becoming clearer than ever that the boho trend is here to stay. The good news is that you don’t need a whole new wardrobe to embrace this look–with just a few key accessories you’ll be able to relax and rock out with the best of them, all while wearing the same actual clothes you wore the season before!
Macrame pieces are everywhere this season, and if you can find the perfect macrame waistcoat, you’ll be able to give your whole wardrobe a boho revolution. You can throw this on over almost anything–a simple tunic top, jeans and a t-shirt, a maxi dress–and find that it suddenly takes on a whole different style. These waistcoats are also extremely flattering, and tend to dry quickly when they’ve been washed!
A pair of fringed boots is probably the quickest and easiest way to bohoify any outfit. Ankle boots are the most versatile, but if you pick up a pair of knee-highs as well, your options will expand enormously. Perhaps the most boho fringed boot look of all is to wear them with a midi skirt or dress; there’s something so relaxed and casual about ankle boots underneath a slightly higher hemline. Doubling up your fringes simply enhances the effect, so keep an eye out for midi dresses with fringing along the hem!
Big, Floppy Hat
Hundreds of online retailers all through Australia are now selling these boho hats: big, floppy, wide-brimmed and often trimmed with beaded or macrame fittings. They’re often suede, though leather and felt can both be found, and they’re generally brown in colour. It’s worth picking up a black one as well, though,for even more boho options! They’ll keep the sun off your face and they’ll give a whole new vibe to even the simplest outfit. Try dressing them up as well as down–many can double up for the evening!
Wide Studded Belt
Update a baggy dress or an old pair of jeans with a new belt, and go for anything beaded, fringed or studded to help with your boho look. The key here is to make a statement–the boho belt is a centrepiece, and not simply for utility! Try cinching in a baggy dress with a brown leather tasselled belt and topping the whole look with a fringed crop top; the differing lines give the whole look a busy, bohemian feel.
Bangles & Lariats
Don’t forget the jewellery! Stacks of jangling bangles and long, decorative necklaces will help you add to any outfit, and it’s always attention to detail that really pulls a look together. Boho is all in the details, after all; with these accessories, just imagine how even jeans and a t-shirt could be transformed into a whole new look.