Okay some of you might argue this doesn’t look too boho.
And really…isn’t “streamlined boho” an oxymoron?
Can it even be considered boho without excess?
Floppy hats? loads of bangles? diaphanous kimono? suede?
Like I did here?
( I think Vix, reigning-Queen-of-all-things-boho might have a couple of words to say about this…)
This is my “baby steps boho style”. Like in a recipe when they ask for just a pinch of cayenne…this is just a pinch of boho.
It still has some typical bohemian elements… fringe on the sweater, more fringe, groovy beads and natural stones on the necklace as well as blue crushed velvet on the booties.
Blue crushed velvet booties can only be boho in my book.
This simplified version of boho is a whole lot easier for me to wear. No worries about all the necklaces, bangles and layers clanging or catching on things.
In the end though…really do I care how this outfit is defined?
I wore it.
I liked it.
If you want to see a more “Rocker meets boho” and how to style a kimono this would be it. Or a patterned maxi skirt boho style with suede and a floppy hat. My version of 1970’s boho with patchwork boots.
Linking up with Fun Fashion Friday Passion 4 Fashion Shoe and Tell
Tiina L says
This is my kind of boho, too! Can’t stand all those dangly bits and miles of floaty fabric…. But then again, when I was a teenager hippies were long gone and punk was all the rage (pun intended)…
The boots, I swoon. Love this look and your wavy hair is fabulous. xox
Happiness at Mid Life says
This is my kind of boho, just a touch is all I need. We are on the same wave length today, I’ve got boho on my mind too. I just don’t have anything that resembles boho in my closet and just window shopping.
I love it! Boho lite. The mini-fringe and blue color-scheme are a great twist on a classic style. Smart, smart ensemble.
Definitions are overrated. The shaggy (fringed? Whatever you call it) shirt and tassel necklace are great gestures towards boho and you look rockin’.
two birds says
You will never fit into a simply defined box, and that’s why I love your style! This outfit is great, regardless of what it’s called!
Hehehe! I hear ya! Know what my words would be? Gimme those boots!!
You look fab, love that fringed top and your curls. I would like you see you in a pair of bleached out, patched bell bottomed jeans, though. xxx
I like this because it’s about doing trends or styles YOUR way. It’s about pulling small elements together: the suede, the fringe, the tassel necklace, the denim, etc. It whispers boho instead of screaming it. It nods to boho, but it also has a 30s vibe. It’s eclectic, and that’s what I appreciate most about your style. I never thought deco-bohemian was a thing until I bought that champagne sequin maxi dress. But here you are, doing the deco-bohemian aesthetic, too. I think I quite like the combination – it feels fresh and inspiring!
This outfit was made to move. I would love to see that top jangling and you toss your locks with insouciance. Those boots! Aaah. Great look, serious starter boho, but complete in itself.
Your description of full-on boho had me laughing – fringes and bangles and layers catching on everything and people stumbling about, flailing their arms hopelessly.
Who cares what you call it, it’s a great outfit, those boots are fabulous! Love the curly hair too. xxx
Ohhhhhhh yeah, love those boots! You look great in this version of boho and in your link to a previous version as well.
Dawn Lucy says
Boho-lite looks adorable on you, Suzanne. Blue is such your color! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!
call it whatever you like
it is pure style!
I agree it is boho, but refined boho!
Those blue velvet boots OMG- WANT!!!
hello! I am so glad I am coming to your blog regularly. I learn a bunch when I’m here. I love fringe, but, but … I ain’t got me none! What’s up with that. Time to hit up Platos Closet. lol
Have a super weekend!
Rachel G says
That fringed blouse is way cool. I’ve never in real life seen another one anything like yours.
The boots! Can’t see past the boots!
I am a boho person some days, with all the jangles, and then suddenly can’t stand it all and take it all off. Too much sensory stimulation.
Fun fact? I hadn’t heard the term boho until I started blogging a year ago.
I know, I live under a rock 😀 xo JJ
I think it’s perfect it light doses just like this. It’s funny about the oxymoron thing. I feel that way about my dream home. I love the streamline thing, but don’t think I could ever decorate any other way than boho. It just feels more comfy to me.
“boho” is my fave style. I think it’s gotten a little too commercialized these day, but Vix is definitely a great example of true bohemian style
Natalia Lialina says
You look great in blue – it emphasizes your eyes! Also, you really mastered your curls. Boho is a great style, and you know both how to max it and how to make it more subtle. These booties are just a dream. I hope they are comfy. 🙂 xxx
No Fear of Fashion says
Oh you wore those smashing boots. Good idea with that top. That same top which was hidden in your closet for such a long time. Goood thing you didn’t throw it away.
I say Baby Boho is fine with me
I absolutely adore your blue velvet booties Suzanne – the ultimate in cool! Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!