Bohemian dresses are so gorgeous, but they can be a tad free-flowing and – dare you say it – costume-like for the big city. Now, when you invest in a beautiful piece you want to feel like you can get as much wear out of it as possible, right? Right. But how, you ask? There are definitely a few looks that are going to make that whimsical boho dress of yours appropriate for a tonne of different occasions, don’t you worry. Follow these ideas to make the most out of that lovely bohemian frock of yours…
Styling your boho dress for a fun weekend in the city is super easy and actually pretty affordable! If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to go scavenging for an oversized, vintage denim jacket. A bomber cut in deep indigo or medium green-blue wash is going to look incredible against a neutral or white toned bohemian dress. Add your favourite pair of statement chunky white trainers, layer on the dainty gold chain jewellery and grab some cat-eye sunnies. A macramé clutch or woven basket bag is going to finish off the look perfectly.
Contrasting your beautiful, feminine dress with leather is a fantastic way to kick its formality and fashion factor up a notch. Choose a pair of black, platform leather sandals, a biker style leather jacket and a matching black clutch for a gorgeous look. Deep burgundy nail polish, a smokey eye and a messy updo will add even more edge and grunge to your dress. Choose delicate silver hoops and a few gemstone rings to embellish effortlessly. This outfit works amazingly with a delicately patterned, A-line maxi dress.
You can absolutely bring your bohemian frock into the boardroom! Start by adding your favourite tailored blazer into the mix. A black or grey herringbone style is going to work flawlessly against a high neck, lace boho midi dress. Next, add a cute pair of white ankle socks with lace trim, some platform leather brogues and a worn leather satchel. A neat ponytail or low bun embellished with a velvet ribbon will tie the whole thing together! Keep makeup sheeny, polished and professional and nails bare to avoid going too OTT during office hours.
Bohemian dresses really aren’t just for summer! You can absolutely style yours up to work for you during the chillier seasons, it’s all a question of some good old-fashioned layering. Start with a thermal black turtleneck layered under a feminine, milkmaid style sleeved bohemian dress. Throw on an oversized wool coat, add woollen tights and a pair of leather knee-high boots. Finish with a cosy thermal beanie and a crochet scarf. You’ll be toasty warm and look outrageously stylish all at the same time! A statement gold pendant layered over your turtleneck, loose mermaid waves and a burgundy lip colour, and you’re all done putting together the most gorgeous winter weather look!
You can dress your boho piece up a notch to make it evening appropriate! Add a pair of strappy stiletto heels and a beaded, embellished clutch bag. Next, layer on the resin and metal bangles, rings and a pair of shining statement earrings. Pull your hair into a woven braid and opt for glowing, golden makeup. A silky shawl or kimono will be a beautiful touch to finish off.
A Perfect Boho dresses can be real shapeshifters once you know how to style them! Try these outfits out and you’ll find yourself wanting to wear your bohemian frock everywhere.