How to Boho guide went ok, I thought I'd try Winter Bohemian, something I've gotten asked a lot about in the past. (Lol, you're rolling your eyes thinking no one asked! But I've gotten emails about it and I'm happy to get those rather than the creepy tights fetish emails again, ugh.)
This guide is meant just to be a base and goes over what I've learned. It is not meant as an all encompassing, the end all, be all guide and I'm not the boho police. Everyone has different lifestyles and winter climates vary quite a lot. To set up, my winter climate is 7-9 months of winter with coldest temps of -50f, wind but it is also a very dry cold and our snow isn't wet. If you live in a wet winter climate with slush, you're not going to really want long maxis and midis would probably work better. This is just meant as a take what works for you kind of thing.
Ok, the base! I'm going to start with a base outfit again - items in this are what I have on hand are I tried to included more everyday items that most people might have such as Sorrels, winter coats, peacoats, you get it. Above I've done just a plain black maxi dress which is something that's easy to find in all stores at all price ranges. I added a Waterfall cardigan (this type of cardigan with the long sides and drape) this is something that was super popular in 2012 and is coming back around and you either have one or they're easy to find. I added a little fringe bag because boho loves fringe - it's a great way to add a little visual interest and texture to an outfit if you don't want to go full boho. In the third outfit I added a waist belt, something else that's coming back into trend, and a scarf in a complimentary color and a fun pattern.
In the first outfit, I wore the sides of the scarf down and belted over the scarf and the cardigan. If you're just wanting to dip your toe into boho but are uncomfortable with ALL THE VOLUME, this is a great way to define your waist if you want to and keep your frame from being overwhelmed by fabric.
In the second look I've taken away the brown fringe bag and went with a colorful fabric bag. These are cheap and easy to find and are a great way to add a boho touch to a plain look. I added a shawl over the cardigan for an extra layer to stay warm.
In the third outfit I wore a embroidered maxi coat - maxi coats are great for warmth and really add a lot of interest to an outfit. I added the shawl again over the coat for extra warmth. I personally love shawls because they do help but I also admit I don't love them for when I take the bus.
(I'm sorry, the BooBoo is needy and wanted to be in the pictures.)
Ok, that wasn't super in depth and didn't cover all of the ranges or outfits but I wanted to do an easy baseline for building winter boho outfits. I will say that I wear long underwear under everything in the winter and that makes a huge difference, mine are l.l.bean and they've very thin, lightweight so they don't add bulk to an outfit. Good socks and tights also make a difference in being warm - wool is always better in the cold. You can take away the skirts and add jeans to any of these looks but I would say a big, swishy skirt is the easiest way to really get that boho vibe. Embrace colors, textures and volume and have fun - it isn't a very serious style! If you have any questions or think I missed something (which I'm sure I did) please feel free to say so in the comments.
On another note, I'm sorry about the awful lighting in the photos. Indoor pictures are hard when there's not a lot of natural light and I'm at very good at them.