Looking clean-cut and polished has often been the way society identifies what a stylish person is; having a bohemian look often gives people the impression of looking like a bum. However, a new definition for stylish has made an entrance — thank heavens we have Fashionistas at CSUF who pull it off so beautifully! The bohemian look that this week's Fashionista presents is the perfect example of how effortlessly cool the bohemian style really is.
It’s partially about the clothing but, more than anything else, it’s a kind of character that is raw, expressive and eye-catching because of its originality. Today's Fashionista is wearing a floral print dress, topped off with a denim shirt, knee-high combat boots and charming jewels.
The floral print dress gives her a bit of baby doll femininity, but what I love about her look is that she contradicts the dress with pieces that tell us there is more to her character. She wears an unbuttoned, stonewashed denim shirt over her dress, which automatically gives her look an edge — but she doesn't stop there. Her tall, black combat boots add to the drama of her outfit. Though the boots are tall, her dress’s length allows her to show off just the right amount of skin.
Besides the clothing and the shoes, the jewels are the best part of this ensemble! I love seeing Fashionista’s who can layer their accessories. This way, the jewels become more than individual pieces, but rather blend into one, individual look. One cannot help but be curious about this Fashionista when we see her multicolor, beaded bracelets, stacked high with messages, and her gold necklace with Arabic script. When a Fashionista strikes curiosity in people who see her outfit, she has created the perfect bohemian look.
Today's Fashionista's natural, full-of-body curls, bright smile, topped with a bold, red lipstick, and dark eye makeup adds a perfect contradiction between femininity with rock-and-roll. This girl is a natural at this style.
The bohemian style takes courage, character and the ability to expression oneself through fashion. If you’ve got what it takes, then you can turn the old definition of bohemian into the definition of beauty, just like this Fashionista.