BEAUTY BAR: Boho Braids

Braids have always been a symbol in bohemian-inspired style. Over the years I’ve seen almost every kind of braid, from fishtail to French, used when a Fashionista is trying to portray a boho look. Braids are intricate and polished all in one, which are aspects we often see in bohemian outfits. For example, detailed crochet and unique patterns are something we correlate with bohemian fashion.

This Fashionista put a 2015 spin on a classic french braid. A common trend this year has been a half bun, which is only putting half of your hair into a messy bun. This Fashionista decided to use that as inspiration by having her French braid stop halfway down her head, and putting the remainder in a bun. This gives her a sassy and carefree vibe.

This Fashionista didn’t stop the boho theme with her hair, but she worked it in to her entire outfit. She wore a loose tank dress, allowing her teal bralette to peak through. She cinched the dress at her waist with a turquoise stone belt to give her dress some shape. Over the dress she wore a suede, fringed vest. On her feet, she wore knee-high gladiator sandals. She accessorized with a metallic handbag and bohemian jewelry. This look would be perfect for a music festival.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To complete this look, you need to know how to do a French braid. If you or a friend are unsure, you can always look up a tutorial on YouTube. You will need a clear elastic to secure the braid. Once you have the remaining hair in a bun, pull gently on the pieces in a braid to give it a thicker, messier look.