It all started with a floppy hat; a black, felt, floppy hat. Even though I had no idea when I would wear it, I convinced myself to buy it anyways. It quickly became a game of tearing apart my wardrobe to identify what the accessory would work well with, and what it would not work well at all with.
To my surprise a floppy hat can really work with anything from preppy styles, to a type of look that I hadn’t previously experimented much with: boho. Though the look of the style has changed quite a bit over the years, the concept of boho-chic has been around since the early ’90s.
The style draws largely from bohemian (hence the name) and hippie influences, including elements such as large, bold patterns and loose, flowing skirts. Maxi dresses and maxi skirts, for example, are the perfect example of boho pieces. Boho style has come back full force recently and appeared in various runway shows such as Edun’s Resort 2017 collection.
Drawing inspiration from this collection, I chose to pair my hat with a loose fitting orange tank top adorned with a bold pattern. I tucked the tank top into a pair of light wash, high-waisted denim shorts from Urban Outfitters. I also chose a long gold necklace featuring feather details.
Because I am not entirely a boho type of girl, I felt the need to bring an element of glamour to my outfit. I accomplished this by choosing a pair of black wedges, a gold Michael Kors bag and finally, a pair of oversized black sunglasses to complete my ensemble.