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Boho In The City

Our modern city life dictates our sartorial picks and sometimes that limits our want to wear (and feel) something different than our regular attires. How do we then change the game in your favour? Easy—think Bohemian!

Bohemian style is one of the most fun and easy ways to liven up a mundane outfit.

Irrespective of whether you are a minimalist, a classic or a work-driven dresser, we all have felt the boho vibe from time to time. It adds a certain breeziness of thought in our ensemble’s temperament. And in all honesty many of us have secretly wished to adapt boho but are often threatened by the fear of being looked upon as a reckless hippie.

Here are few tips on how to incorporate boho in our everyday city dressing to break the

monochromatic monotony.

1. Think boho chic

Work for a chicer version of boho featuring garments that are more structured and outfits that are a mishmash aesthetic of focus (seriousness) and freedom. Dare to wear more luxe fabrics like velvet, satin and silk. Remember there is a fine line between Boho chic and an Urban Hippie! For our cosmopolitan lives the chicer rendition of Boho has more acceptability.

2. One trick boho

The trick to pull off boho’s finest in the city style way, is to not over-do it. Follow the rule of one-boho item only. For example, wear a floral short dress (the only boho item of the ensemble) and urbanize the rest with a pair of sleek heels and magazine makeup. Carry a structured bag along to further polish the look.

3. Think big

Choose larger scale prints instead of small scale prints for a crisp, retro-inspired look.

To avoid looking like a Coachella hangover, bend the rule and deviate slightly around the prints. Instead of small scale prints go for larger prints. This will take you away from boho to vintage chic, while still giving the liberated feel to your outfit.

4. Play with textures

Challenge traditional bohemian with texture play. Mix soft and hard elements to translate hippie into rocker gal look. For e.g. pairing an eclectic maxi with a leather jacket to butch up the vibe. For a mellower version, team a floral top with flirty, feminine appeal with suede pants or skirt.

5. Bohemian trinkets

An option that could be played either ways. Wear gemstone jewelry or gold trinkets with your clean shaped outfit, as a color pop or style fusion. Second route, if you are wearing a typical boho outfit say a crochet dress, refine and sophistication to it with some contemporary jewelry pieces.