Preppy and bohemian fashion can translate from day to evening year round and are easy to pull off. Preppy fashion that’s traditional, classic, and tailored can now be teamed with hippie, eclectic, and artsy features of a bohemian style. The combination of these styles is slightly organic, very relaxed, and cultured for where women who want to look more preppy wear white button-down blouses, pantsuits with classic lines, as well as A-line skirts. On the other hand, hippie threads, like kimonos, bohemian style outfits can scream the ethnic looks in an instant. Wondering how to pull these two styles together? Let’s have a style inspiration.
Based on the west coast of France, Karole Josefa Bonnet is known for her preppy looks with a mix of bohemian touch. She’s also proud of breaking some fashion rules like matching different printed pieces in the same outfit and mixing different fashion styles.
To achieve that preppy-boho style, opt for bohemian accessories to team with your preppy outfit. Leather bags with boho touches, scarves with bohemian prints, head tie-bands, wide-brimmed hats, oversized vintage sunglasses and such. When opting for footwear, ballerina flats, Mary Janes shoes, sandals, and heels give a preppy touch to your style while wooden platform shoes, chunky boots, as well as low heels with a square nose give off a more bohemian touch.
For your tops, you may opt for preppy picks like basic tees, graphic shirts, cardigans, tank tops, sweater, button-down shirts, and such. These tops are indispensable and allow you to toss on a skirt or your favorite denim jeans with ease. On the other hand, details like tassels and fringes on your top give a bohemian feel. Also, cardigans can be layered over your tanks and dresses, as well as fringed tops and shorts so make sure you have a great range of selection on hand.
To keep your style preppy, opt for denim especially those high-waist jeans, ripped jeans as well as tailored slacks and knee-length skirts. On the other hand, tartan print skirts, maxi skirts with lace details, calf-length skirts as well as flared pants with hip-hugging flares or dramatic bell bottoms give a bohemian feel. Bohemian skirts are not only limited to the broomstick shapes of days gone past so be modern and creative to pick in a wide array of colors.
The easiest way to show off this preppy-boho style is to opt for preppy dresses or bohemian inspired outfit to be the statement piece of your outfit. Like Karole, you could wear preppy dresses in denim, leather, or cotton fabric in a classic style or prints. On the other hand, maxi dresses with paisley prints, hippie fringing designs, and in lace touches can scream bohemian as your statement style. Also, lightweight dresses with a flowing drape accessorized with bangles and strappy sandals, as well as gypsy dresses that have beads and embroidery are a comfortable selection that still gets you some attention. Skin-revealing strapless dresses and decorative-backed dresses are a great canvas to accessorize with gypsy details like bead jewelry, heavy chandelier earrings, and chunky cocktail rings.
Once you start wearing what you love, your eclectic style will pair together effortlessly that preppy and bohemian vibe. Though finding your preppy-boho look is a process that takes time, the efforts are all worth it bringing the best in you through the expression of your preppy-boho fashion style.