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Spring Fashion Trend: Boho Chic

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Bohemian Chic Is Back
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Over the next few weeks, College Fashion is going to feature all of the most popular spring 2008 fashion trends, to spark your style inspiration for this season and make shopping a breeze.

I want to start with what was one of the top trends on the Spring 2008 runways: a revival of “Boho Chic.”

Boho, as in Bohemian, is a free spirited, laid back style of dressing that’s reminiscent of 1960’s and 70’s hippie fashion. This look was big a few years ago, when Sienna Miller was everyone’s gypsy style icon. After a few seasons of well-tailored mod looks featuring neon colors and lots of black, the return of the easygoing Boho look is a nice change of pace for Spring 2008.

Don’t break out the heavy-duty peasant skirts just yet though: this season’s boho chic is a little more to the chic side than it was in the past. In fact, the trend is a little more “foho” or “la-boho”, as fashion mags are calling it, than it is full-on 2005 boho.

Did that all sound like gibberish? The terminology is weird, but it’s all simple, I promise. Spring 2008 boho means long dresses, psychedelic prints, earthy colors and natural materials with a hint of 70’s flair. I’ve broken down the look more specifically below to make it super easy to understand.

How To Get The Boho Look:

You don’t have to go all out to incorporate a little hippie style into your spring wardrobe. Just pick up a few key items and mix them in with what you already own.

So there you have it – the fundamentals of the new Spring 2008 Boho Chic trend. I’m definitely looking forward to rocking this look soon. What about you? Take the poll below and let me know what you think of the trend!

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Posted on on March 6, 2008 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , ,

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22 Responses to “Spring Fashion Trend: Boho Chic”

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    March 6th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Sweet! I so love the boho stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the tailored style too. But boho is SO comfortable, swingy, and it just says summer to me.

    I’m totally in lust with kariza skirts now…they’re convertible wrap skirts made from vintage indian saris. SO awesome. You can really find some gorgeous colors and patterns, and there’s totally no end to the way you can wear them.

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    March 6th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    wow! love this stuff! affordable too for all of us broke ass college students, lol

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    March 8th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I love the boho too! And what goes better with boho chic than wavy, un-brushed, salty beach hair? Which is the easiest, sexiest thing for the summer. LOVE IT.

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    March 9th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Cadi – I know what you mean – tailored is great and all, but in summer you just want pretty clothes that you can just throw on and look cute in! And hmm, kariza skirts, I’ll be sure to check those out! Is there a website for those?

    Martine – Haha, that’s the goal anyway. I always try to include a couple higher end pieces, but I always keep things within a college budget.

    Marleah – Ooh yeah, the hair is a big part of that too! I’m gonna have to post soon about getting that beachy hair look. Thanks for reminding me!

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    April 3rd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I’m not all that bohemian. There are some elements that i like, but i usually only have 1 or zero boho items in my outfits. Hmmm, I think i just found something to branch out to! (Lol.)

    I love everything you have here-even the flip flops! (I’m not a big fan of flip flops, i’m the only one on Earth who probably has her feet hurt in flip flops. *sweatdrop* I can’t stand or wear; flip flops, crocs, or Uggs. Wow. All the comfortable shoes too!)

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    October 7th, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I reaally love all the boho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 7
    July 13th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    i love the boho-chic look. you can get cheap real leather cowboy boots on ebay. nicole richie and the olsens are the queens of boho-chic but nicole richie looks alot more put together than the olson twins…

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    August 12th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I passed up on a wondrful collection of Boho dresses at the fair and now I’m really regretting it! Does anyone know of a wonderful place in Springfield Mo. or an online store ?

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    June 12th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love the boho chic look and I of course love wearing them whenever I am not in rock chic looks.

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