During my days off, you can catch me waking up early in the morning, coffee in hand, reading fashion blogs. (In case you were wondering, some of my favorites include McKenna Bleu, Tuula Vintage, Style Miss Molly, and Blush & Camo.) One of the reasons why I love reading these blogs is because these women radiate confidence, positivity, and knowledge of self. What do I mean by knowledge of self? They seem to have themselves figured out; they know exactly who they are, and what they want. They are everything I strive to be, because I for one, am a work in progress.
One of my biggest challenges with being a fashion blogger is that I feel like I can’t always fit my style in one tiny box, and I know that I’ve talked about this before in previous posts. I am so diverse that it is hard to define my fashion niche. For example, McKenna’s style is always very colorful and girly. Molly’s style is very classy and focuses on neutrals. Jessica’s style at Tuula Vintage is very free-spirited. I self-describe myself as boho-inspired, but does that mean that I can’t wear a cute pineapple dress like I did in this post? I’ve been thinking about how I define my fashion niche lately, and when I initially planned out this city-chic post, my first thoughts were, I can’t post this. The city vibe doesn’t fit in with my bohemian, country lifestyle.
Many of you know that I’m a country girl at heart. I was raised in the middle of two farms in a town of 2,000 and grew up running around barefoot, stumbling on hay-bails in the field behind my back yard. My spirit will always be free, playful, and vintage-inspired. The fact of the matter is, however, that I also love to try different looks, including more sophisticated, city-savvy looks. But does that mean that I’m not staying true to my style?
I’ve thought about this long and hard and ultimately, I decided that my style is for no body to characterize but me. I’m Chelsea, and just like my style, I am ever-changing and growing.
Style does not have to be pre-determined; style is not “black and white.” It can be played with, experimented with, and changed at any given time.
Let’s be real. If style DIDN’T change, we’d all be walking around in our Hollister tees……
Today, I’m going to show you multi facets of my personalty by showing you how to add a boho touch to your city -chic look.
1.) Add a bohemian-inspired piece of Jewelry.
So, you picked out your down-town inspired top or dress, but the next question is, how do you add a boho flair? When I saw this top at Charlotte Russe, it attracted me immediately because the cut is so flattering. It definitely gives me those city vibes, but I wanted to make it a little big more “me.” So I added my stone necklace which definitely screamed boho. Other recommendations for boho-inspired jewelry include chokers and layering pieces.
2.) Add fringe
Fringe is the quickest and easiest way to add a boho flair. I’ve worn this purse now in several of my posts but it really is my favorite! I bought it at H&M. I will continue to use this badboy until it’s falling apart.
3.) Play with your hair
The boho trend is all about having fun. I decided to go with a fishtail braid for this post, because it’s something I never usually wear. I almost always wear my hair down or in a ponytail and rarely try anything else (because I SUCK at doing hair), so I decided to have a little fun with it for this look! Shoutout to Karly for doing my hair. I have ZERO skills when it comes to doing hair. I already feel so sorry for my future little girl, if I have one ..
4.) Add suede boots
These are my favorite booties, because they can essentially go with ANYTHING. They work for those free-spirited looks or a sophisticated night out on the town. Win-win in my book! Suede is HUGE right now, and I hope it stay around for a long time! Adding suede to your downtown look will instantly give off that bohemian vibe.
This is one of my favorite outfits to hit the blog so far, and I hope you guys enjoyed it! Blush is one of my favorite colors to wear, and I think it’s flattering with my skin tone. I know I posted blush a few days ago in this post as well, so this is probably not a surprise to you!
Get the similar look!
Top // Charlotte Russe
Necklace // Tilly’s
Jeans // Charlotte Russe
Booties // Charlotte Russe
Purse // H&M
Photos by the amazing Shaunáe Teske Photography. Her name sound familiar?! Shaunáe also shot my little black dress look from a few weeks back! You can find Shaunáe on Facebook, Instagram, or her blog!
Hair & makeup by Karly Cullen
Now it’s your turn. If you could describe your style in two words, how would you describe it?
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