I talk often about style personalities when I talk about unlocking your style. You may be able to identify that you have just ONE personality playing out in your wardrobe.
Me? I have multiple style personalities. That doesn’t mean I’m confused about my style. It means that I like to dress different ways to suit my mood on any given day.
And that’s VERY OK.
If I had to narrow it down, I’ve got two distinct style personalities: classic and boho. You couldn’t get two more polar opposite styles, could you?
I could blame Offspring’s Nina Proudman (and oh my goodness she’s back on our screens very soon!) for my boho love but, truth be told, the seed was planted as a child of the ’70s. My step-mum had a wardrobe filled with flowing maxi dresses, embroidered tunics and platform heels. Her wedding dress for her wedding to my dad in 1976 was a white embroidered boho maxi cheesecloth number bought in Noosa. It was a stunner!
As a trend, boho is something that continues to pop up each season – in summer and in winter. If this is a trend that you’re not sure how to make your own, these tips below for how to add a little boho to your winter wardrobe might help.
I’m ambassador for Adrift and they nail the boho look every season – with stunning pieces. The embroidered pieces featured in this post are part of the label’s autumn-winter 2017 collection.
Adrift Mandala dress in blue (I’m in M/L – also available in XS/S, XL, 2XL, 3XL/4XL)
How to add a little boho to your winter wardrobe
1. Look for quality fabrics as a starting point. It doesn’t matter what trend you’re embracing, this should be key for any garment. Quality fabrics will layer more easily for winter and sit better on your body.
2. Not all embroidery detailing is created equally. Well-stitched embroidery will create a statement on a garment but in a design that complements the shape and pattern of the garment.
3. Layering is key to creating a boho look for winter. If choosing a dress, wear tights and a thermal long-sleeved top underneath. Add a scarf/poncho or wrap, boots and a coat. The external layers work to enhance the boho look. Layers are very much the key to the Nina Proudman’s look. Even when she de-layers, there are still layering elements to add interest.
4. An outfit doesn’t have to be boho from head to toe to embrace this style. Contrasting different styles within an outfit is a way to dip into the boho trend but still stay in a classic-style comfort zone. For example, work a boho top back with skinny jeans or leggings.
5. An embroidered boho piece can be a great way to make an otherwise neutral outfit pop. So you love your black and neutral colours? Me too. Embroidery can work to lift those neutrals. It doesn’t have to create a full peacock effect but even tonal stitching can lift your outfit up several notches.
6. Don’t be afraid to accessorise your boho, embroidered pieces. Just don’t try to compete too much with the “built-in” statements. If the chest area is embroidered, skip the necklace and add earrings and a stack of bangles instead.
About Adrift’s embroidery pieces
Adrift has long been known for its embroidered pieces. And with this latest collection, you’ll find some of the finest embroidery pieces you’ll ever wear.
The detail and quality is something that I’ve only previously seen on high-end international labels, yet all pieces are priced under $200.
Adrift Mandala top in grey (I’m in M/L – also available in XS, XL, 2XL, 3XL/4XL)
The pieces are hand embroidered with intricate patterns that have been custom produced for Adrift. You won’t see these designs elsewhere.
The Adrift embroidery collection for autumn-winter has this year been extended to include some fresh (soon-to-be) favourites, as featured in this post.
So tell me, is there a little boho in your style personality? Love quality embroidery?
Adrift Anilina dress in blue (I’m in XS/S – it’s very over-sized; also available in M/L, XL, 2XL. 3XL/4XL
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