STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Belted Bohemian

Style Advice of the Week

In the middle of winter the first sight of a sunny day or a spring thaw can be exciting. So why not whip out your favorite spring dress? It’s never out of season for a midi dress. Pair it with some boots and a statement belt like this Fashionista, and you’re ready for the snow puddles and the spring sun!

This girl has mastered the art of breaking up an outfit. At first glance it looks like she has a bright colored top paired with a classic black skirt. Upon closer inspection you find she’s actually wearing a spring dress. The patterning on the dress is genius, it accents her figure, draws your eyes to her top half and adds a burst of color. The colored pattern fades as you approach her waist line creating a two-piece illusion. It’s all the fun of two pieces in one. She found hers at a thrift store, but there are tons of dresses like this one from brands like Free People that use patterns and color blocking to create a similar effect.

What I loved the most about her outfit was how she accented the dress with a chunky Moroccan inspired belt. The belt cinches in her waist and creates a definitive line between top and bottom. Not to mention the style of the belt totally added to her hippie flare. She was rocking a glass pendant and some adorable beads in her hair to top it off — totally boho chic.

Luckily she was prepared for the elements too! Her midi dress was paired with a smart choice of combat boots and tall winter socks. Both great choices as they keep her warm and sensible in the slushy snow.

So now you know that a dress and some eclectic accessories can be appropriate for any weather. Break up your maxi or midi dress with a chunky belt to add depth and proportions to your outfit and pair it with some hardy boots to keep you warm. You’ll be looking boho chic and ready for the day in no time!

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