STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Bohemian Goddess

Bohemian and hippie influences gave birth to boho-chic, bringing out the ‘60s “flower child” in those of us that didn’t experience it the first time. So channel your inner bohemian goddess; the key is to look like your outfit was an effortless afterthought. Layer various lengths and textures; mix textured fabrics with prints, long with short and tight with flowy. It’s important to remember to maintain balance.

Boho-chic rarely involves bright colors; keep it simple with neutrals. Warm colors such as black, brown, khaki and cream work best and are easiest to coordinate. Carry those warm neutrals over to your makeup; this style looks best with a natural complexion, whether it’s created with makeup or with truly bare skin. If you are a fan of eye makeup and can’t leave the house without it, try the Naked 3 Palette. Its light earthy, neutrals and warm, darker tones is the picture-perfect match for your bohemian look. This week’s Fashionista took her boho style to the streets Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jewelry is an essential part of this look. When it comes to boho-chic, accessories are almost as important as the outfit itself. Bangles and long necklaces are always a must, especially in gold. You can never go wrong with a few Alex and Ani bracelets and a beaded necklace. The gold tones of her accessories stand out against the light color of her dress.

When it comes to creating the perfect boho look, off-the-shoulder is always the way to go. This Fashionista effortlessly dons an embroidered, off-the-shoulder, shift dress from Charlotte Russe. Perhaps white isn’t your color and you’re looking for something in a darker tone. Charlotte Russe carries a wide variety of boho and shift dresses to add to your collection of Bohemian pieces. To complete her look, she sported chestnut, woven platform wedges. Michael Kors’, Giovanna Wedge, in luggage vachetta, is the perfect choice.

Need more boho in your wardrobe? Add select pieces to your closet to create a few boho-chic ensembles: embroidered dresses and tops, flowy skirts, off-the-shoulder pieces, cropped jackets, boyfriend jeans, faux-fur vests and bags, bangles and thin hoop earrings.No boho-chic look would be complete without typical hippie inspired hair. Try loose waves or funky braids, and don’t forget the floral headband.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Less is always more. You can never go wrong with a simple outfit and jewelry.”