Braided Styles of Expression

I LOVE braids! They’re easy, fast, and make every outfit look more put together. Unless, of course, you over do it! Remember, braids are like an accessories. Too much of a good thing is precisely that; too much! My dad always told me, “subtle is classy” when it came to jewelry and accessories. For the most part, I think he is right. Although, I am one to wear many bangles. Back to my point….braids! They’re great. Whether you’re hair is short or long, or you want to wear your hair up or down, braids can work for you. Braids are especially great when you have a bohemian style. They’re somewhat “hippie”, and I love it! They’re an expression of style.

How do you wear your braids? OR do you hate them??


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Source: via Nina on Pinterest


Bohemian Style: Bringing life back into old fashion!

Bohemian Style has been popular for some time now. But some people are intimidated by the abundance of color, patterns, accessories, or “fun”. It doesn’t have to be that way though!

Bohemian style is about being relaxed, and looking a bit “un-done” rather than perfect. It’s hard to mess up this style because there’s so much room for individuality.

There are a few things to remember however:

  • Try to pick a color hue (maybe 1-3) and stick to it if you’re wearing a lot of accessories

  • If you’re wearing a dress that’s colorful and full of detail or pattern, don’t wear overly color accessories (i.e. many bangles, a necklace, earrings, head band, rings, and a color bag). Instead, wear maybe ONE colored item, and have the rest be in a gold or silver pallet.

  • Sometimes, something as simple as putting your hair in a ponytail, or bun can take a look from “too much” or “OMG, where did she get that?” 

  • What you wear is an expression of who you are. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be comfortable in your style

  • Contrast is not always a bad thing. Just make sure it’s not over done

  • Keep makeup to a minimum with natural tones

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Source: via Nina on Pinterest

Source: via Nina on Pinterest

And remember: Bohemian is about being free! It’s about fun! It’s about expression! You can mix and match, just don’t wear everything you have in your closet or jewelry box!

If there are any other rules to bohemian style you would like to share, please do!

Fashion Idol to Fashion Icon: Nicole Richie

If there is one person who I had to state has the most similar as I do, it woud be Nicole Richie. Everything she wears is something I would pick up off the rack in a store. Her style is unique, artistic, free, detailed, and simply beautiful. I love her in so many ways, but fashion is certainly at the top of my list.

I love the head scarf!

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The details are in the accessories

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Do you have a style icon you go to for inspiration?