Bohemian fashion is always very rich in colors and prints. It is also very fluid and allows plenty of freedom in movement. Therefore, loose skirts and harem or gaucho pants are the best picks for creating the boho look. Note that your boho clothing should come in natural fibers like cotton and silk so that they do not look too bulky or stiff.
Gaucho pants are a great pick for bohemian wardrobes as they are very loose around the crotch, this makes them perfect for travel, day outs, and even festivals. They cover your fashion requirements, keep your look trendy and give you a great degree of comfort. The best part however, is that these come in a number of different styles in terms of fit, color and length. Also, there is no fashion rule that requires you to wear a specific type of top with them. The pants and skirts can very well be matched with jackets and cardigans as long as they blend in with the look. Read the tips given below on how to pick the right pants and skirts for creating the boho look.
- Selecting the skirt
Skirts are very much essential to a boho wardrobe. They can be knee length, slightly shorter or drop down to the ankles. A free flowing skirt with wide flares is ideal if you want to create delicate feminine looks. If you are tall, you can confidently go for the longer ones with wide flares. However if you’re shorter, go for small, high waisted ones instead. Bonus tip, make it a point that the skirt is fitted around the waist. A fitted waist will carve out your natural silhouette, thus adding height to the look. Since boho skirts are already loose fitted, do not make the mistake of wearing them with long and loose tops. This will only end up making you look like a homeless crazy cat lady. Fitted tops, possibly sleeveless in solid colors will look the best. If you are wearing a printed top, make sure that the two prints do not contrast each other.
If you like classier looks, avoid the print and instead go for shorter skirts with fine pleats. Metallic shades like gold and silver work the best. With this look, you could go for more eccentric tops and even high heels.
- Get the proportions right
Fashion is all about proportions. You have to be extra careful with the boho look, especially since these are all loose garments, which can either work in your favor or end up in disaster. The main thing is to make sure that the outfit flatters your figure. To carve out a feminine figure, wear skirts/pants that go to or slightly below the navel. This will make your legs look longer and also hide baby fat if you have any. If you have a trim upper body, you could show them off by wearing fitted sleeveless tops, if not, go for something that rests slightly above the skirt. Tops should fit well but not be so body hugging that they show off every buldge.
Skirts and pants that rest slightly above the knee are the most flattering. However, if you are tall and fit, you can also pull off ankle length ones with much ease. To make sure that your outfit does not look plain and boring, play it up with jewelry and add a bit of sophistication. You could add a little more oomph with loose and free flowing hair. Remember that while your hair should look effortless, it should also not be too messy.