For quick ways to take your boho chic style and update it with a new look, rest assured, you really only need a few pieces to take an older, bland boho chic look and make it fresh and sophisticated.
Most boho chic lovers started dressing this way in college, which means most clothes are designed for younger ages and these clothes can quickly date themselves after college.
It’s not that boho chic is only for college kids, it’s that most distressed jean shorts and sheer tunics don’t make a ton of sense in the work world, or after age 25.
You can easily update your boho chic wardrobe with 5 key buys.
How to Update a Boho Chic Look
Shop: Tunic Dress
The tunic is a classic staple for boho chic style. These can be found in bright colors or different textures like eyelet, lace, linen, etc. Updating your tunics might be the easiest piec. Most women’s clothiers today make a tunics in rayon, silk, polyester or even the more traditional linen, lace, etc. By updating your outdated tunics with feminine fabrics, brighter colors and new designs, your wardrobe can’t help but look refreshed!
My favorite place to shop for tunics is Land’s End, Boden and Nordstrom. These 3 stores tend to offer a wide array of fabrics, bold colors and good cuts. Skip the boxy cuts and opt for a lacy, flowy dress for a stunning lok.
Denim, especially distressed denim, is another staple of boho chic. It’s simple and an essential to most casual outfits. You’re likely to have alot of denim on hand too. They key to adding denim to your boho chic outfits is to go with a more distressed look and cuts you can roll at the bottom.
Old Navy, GAP and Lucky Brand have some nice boho chic denim styles.
Dusters and Fitted Dresses
The maxi-dress ois a foundation for the boho chic style. Consider exchanging your ever-so flowy summer dresses for slightly more structured dresses. This will work to accentuate your figure and keep your wardrobe up to date with more recent color palettes. Look for dresses that are more fitted around the middle and are made of sturdy materials instead of linen or lace. Also, adding a fun, patterned duster as an accent always looks good.
Some of my favorite places to shop for classy boho chic dresses is Ann Taylor LOFT, J. Crew or Boden.
Skirts are a really fun part of dressing boho chic. If you truly stick with the style, you likely have ones that are super flowy with floral patterns, very lacey and long. These skirts are very feminine, but they don’t always fit in more formal environments. It’s tough to find a good place for boho chic skirts, so when you see one you like, buy it! Combined with the right tops and accessories, boho chic skirts are the cornerstone to the boho chic look.
One excuse to wear lace and gorgeous eyelet fabrics is when crafting a boho chic outfit. One of the most feminine parts of this style is all the lace and sheer fabric that makes these outfits stand out. Opting for a skirt or top in a beautiful lace pattern will definitely step up the cadence of your look.
Anthropologie, Nordstrom and Express are some of my favorite places to find lacy tops, pants and dresses.