As a minimalist when it comes to dressing myself, I admire those who can pull off a look by wearing layers and layers of neck pieces; bangles; large and unique belts; exotic prints; fringed or beaded scarves and statement earrings…
Every girl (well, almost every girl) loves to channel boho chic!
However, to really nail it, is to make the ensemble look effortlessly done. In other words, how to make the whole look seems like we just happen to throw everything together, not over planning or styling is the key.
Even the wild, slightly messy (or very messy) hair that might take a hair dresser hours to pull off, should appear like we only just get out of our bed.
Happily dug out this old photo of mine; in which, clearly, I was interpreting my own version of the boho look!
Flea markets were not easily to be found – if there was any, that’s the question – in my homeland Taiwan. As a 19 year-old girl, with very little money to spend, and NO flea markets to go, the best I could style myself with was a singlet; a large statement belt and a matching earth tone maxi skirt.
Then ‘Voila’! My simple, minimal and low budget boho look was born!
Although I never thought that I dressed in Bohemian style often enough, somehow, I managed to dedicate my entire holiday look to the boho trend when I was staying in Rome for over a month back in 2006.
In my opinion, Kate Moss is the ultimate ‘Queen of the Boho Chic’.
She masters the boho trend like she’s been dressing that way since the age of five, and she always appears so naturally and totally laid-back in that style!
Most importantly, she owns it so EFFORTLESSLY!!!
Location shot in Tao-Yuan county, Taiwan, by photographer Tsong-Chii, Lynn.