Monday, July 07, 2014

Being Bohemian with Shannon Jenkins

How To Be Boho Chic
Guest Post by Shannon Jenkins

I've always loved the free-spirited indie appeal of bohemian style. Wanting to learn how to achieve this look, I knew I had to get the expert advice of fashion blogger Shannon Jenkins. Shannon's blog, Upbeat Soles is a stunning example of modern bohemian style, where she displays perfectly put together outfits that are exemplary of this hippie chic theme. 

Here are Shannon's Tips on Bohemian Style...

Hi all of Sam's beautiful readers! This is Shannon of Upbeat Soles! The lovely Sam has asked me to take over for the day and talk a little bit about my favorite style, bohemian! A little bit about me, I am a born and raised Florida girl blogging about my love of fashion with daily outfits. I would describe my style as trendy with a definite bohemian vibe! So lets get started shall we!


Boho Tops



So when choosing a bohemian style top definitely go for something loose fitting and flowy! Peasant tops, crop tops, baby doll tops are always a safe bet! For the detailing, go for a top with embroidery, lace, crochet, tie dye, fringe, or an aztec/tribal pattern. 


Boho Shorts



When picking out shorts, high waisted is the way to go, and more distressed the better! As for cotton shorts, go with a fun aztec or tribal pattern. Even better, try ones with a cute pom pom detail!


Boho Pants



For pants, flare flare flare! What's bohemian without a little flare!? If you're feeling really bold, go with a patterned flare or even a lace! Also, a jogger or track pant in a fun pattern can be super boho!


Boho Dresses



If you are new at the boho style definitely start with a dress! So easy and beautiful! The same applies to dresses as the tops, loose fitting, flowy and lots of details and patterns! You really can't go wrong!


Boho Shoes



Shoes! My favorite part! You will always be safe with a good gladiator to complement your boho look! Get bold and go with a knee high gladiator! Also, the chunky wooden heels are super trendy right now and don't forget the Birkenstocks (because we all know everyone loves them ;)) For the details, look for embellishments, like studs or beads. Feeling funky? go for some fringe!


Boho Headwear



A good boho look is never complete without some headwear! Embellished headbands, turbans, felt fedoras, and flower crowns you can't go wrong with!

Boho Jewelry



The absolute most important part of a boho look, jewelry! The more the better! Go for jewelry with coins, fringe, lots of layers, gemstones, and of course, turquoise! For the bracelets and rings, layer them up, like I said the more the better and don't forget about the armband! 





I am definitely no expert on the bohemian style, but honestly I don't think bohemian has an expertise! It is all about being relaxed and free, there is really no right or wrong! There are really so many variations of the boho style! I would like to call my style more boho chic, although I still love that raw bohemian look! I will leave you with a few of my own favorite bohemian looks and feel free to click on the picture to see the full post! Also, if you feel I missed something you think is important to the bohemian style, please do tell below! :)








Thanks to the lovely Shannon for this wonderful guest post and for sharing her personal style photos. You can catch up on more of her inspiring outfits here


90 comments:

Ina R. said...

Love the boho chic! Great style guide and pictures! I'm a sucker for ethno print skirts and dresses <3

Girly said...

like all of ur outfits!!! happy monday, sweety)))) xoxo

Sandra Leiva said...

Great tops and shoes!

xx

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Jackie Harrison said...

Great tips and nice to show another blogger with cool outfits.
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Carolina ogliaro said...

I love bohemian style during Summer, it's perfect <3
Love this post!
Xxx

Carolina

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Elle Sees said...

such a fun trend and a beautiful girl!

Stella said...

The denim shorts and the headbands were my favourite!
Hope you have a nice week dear Sam!!!
xxx
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Mary lolita said...

Always a nice selection.
XXX
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Style and Paper said...

Great tips!! Love her style!!

xoxo
Style and Paper
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Larissa said...

What a great and inspirational post Sam! I just went to your friends blog and I really love it! Thanks for sharing the link! The bohemian style is so perfect for Summer! I really like it too and I thinnk you captured it prefectly :)
Lots of love!

Nicky mywishstyle said...

love the pants!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I would like to be a bohemian girl ; I try to follow these rules in some of my looks but boho -chic is not an style it is an attitude and I think I like to have everything under control ( something which is totally opposed to the concept of bohemiam, heeehehh) I loved your post, Sam. Kisses and I wish you a lovely start of the week :)

Busola Coutts said...

She nailed every single look and like she said, it really doesn't need expertise. I love the boho chic style myself and how so the free spirited the style is. She is beautiful, so is her post and Sam thanks for sharing your platform :)). Very inspiring.

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Shannon Jenkins said...

You are just the sweetest! Thank you so much for letting me take over your blog for the day! :)) I hope you have an amazing week Sam!

<3 Shannon
Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Samantha Mariko said...

I love Shannon's boho style! the boards were so helpful! I'm really inspired to add more bohemian pieces to my summer wardrobe
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wonderful advice and shopping lists! x

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I've really been loving the boho chic vibe for this summer, and these are great tips on how to get the look! I absolutely LOVE Shannon's style!!

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I love her style and how well the post is all put together.
Boho chic is such an effortless style, she is really a boho queen and thanks for bringing her to your blog.
I think the only thing that skip her mind is the all time tote bags or backpacks to finish of a boho style.

Beautetude said...

She has such a cute style. I am really into the boho style
Beautetude

Jess said...

I really enjoy a good boho chic look! And I like Shannon's style as well! =D

http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

xoxo,
Jess

Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova said...

cool sets! Love head pices
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MAYOUME said...

Again great selection:-)Hats and shorts-my fave:-)
xx
Mayoume

ELISA said...

I adore this trend!

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lady parisienne said...

It's so pretty, I love so much the jewels!

Elena Dal Maso said...

I love bohemian style, you're right, it's so free and relaxed. Wonderful happy post :)

xoxo
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Great post dear...lovely pics..:-)...Thx for sharing..:-)

Denisa said...

very nice.
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Magda Carvalho said...

Love this post ;)

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love the ease and femininity of boho chic style! Thanks for these tips!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Audrey Allure said...

Love the shoes & jewelry!

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Johnny said...

wanna have them all<3
xx

melissa said...

Cut off shorts yeeea! and the knuckle rings are the best x

Alexandra Zakharova said...

I was never a huge fan of bohemian style, but at the same time it's always interesting to see how fashion bloggers may style such pieces. I also enjoyed that the expert advice which you've posted! Such an inspiring post turned out, I think I would try it out someday:)
Have a wonderful week, Sam!

Nora Armani said...

Nice perspective on the the bohemian style. I like it. Have a great week Sam.

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

I love Shannon's blog! Great guest post. Nothing better than bohemian during the summer.

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Patricia González Fernández said...

awesome inspiration!!!!!

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Svetlana said...

Oh I love the boho trend *_*

Hugs
Svetlana

Milka said...

Love it. Thank you Shannon and Sam!

Paola Lauretano said...

Great post Sam , a lot of inspiration!!!!
Shannon is a very stylish boho girl!!!
Ciao bellissima!!!
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June said...

Lovely post by Shannon! I love boho fashion too so this was great to read! Checking out her blog right away!
Keep in touch
xx
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Con estilo al cubo said...

Woww!!! Amazing picks! So inspirational post!

xx

Rebecca said...

The bohemian style is so lovely! I really love the looks with crochet or fringes the best! These looks are such beautiful inspiration!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Michelle LL said...

Excellent bohemian outfits by Shannon here, such great tips too. Have a lovely day girls!! :)

Helena Resende said...

Nice post and cool tips to try a bohemian style. :)

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Tanya said...

Hi Sam, what a sweet post, cute bohemian style of Shannon here:). I didn't realized that you are the Boho type of girl:) same as Shannon is. the bohemian is one of the cute style for summery. Hope to see Sam's bohemian look post one day on your blog:). Wish you an incredible week ahead:).

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Margarita M. said...

Love your selection and great advice!!!!!

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Emmylou said...

Shannon looks fab! I'm a big fan of the boho chic, so I'm loving all the items picked out:)

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Stunning dresses. ;-)
Greetings Ness

Toks said...

Great post, I would definately feel at home with a lot of these items.
xoxoxo

Bree Alwin said...

All of these items are so nice. All great picks!
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Kim Alston said...

I love boho styles! They are fun!
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Pip Addis said...

She is fabulous and has such great boho style and love all her recommendations for sure! Have a good week Sam and thanks so much for swinging by earlier!
xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Pamela RG said...

It takes a natural style and talent to be boho chic! The ladies here look very modern.

Lady Lilith said...

I like the Bohemian look. It is filled with wonderful colors and textures.
I will have to check out Shannon's blog.

Linda B said...

Oooh, Shannon definitely has beautiful boho style that I love! This was a great guest post :D

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Patricia G. said...

Great post! Love the denim shorts and the sandals!
xoxo
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Anouka said...

Great boho chic inspiration!

Carmen Vecchio said...

great selection!
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kiss

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Love the outfits! :D

Marianna,
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Valeria said...

I really like bohemian style! These outfits are very nice and I like them!
Have a great day!
xx

www.myurbanmarket.net

mademoisellemode said...

Amazing selection ^^

Kisses
http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

Julie said...

Pants are not my cup of tee but the rest is amazing! :)

Mira Devils said...

Hi Sam and Shannon! Omg you totally nailed the boho style. Love your tips and marvelous looks. I totally loooove everything you wear. So beautiful <3

xx Mira

www.glamdevils.com

Christine Uy said...

Amazing post! I really love the Bohemian fashion trend.. it's very chic and refreshing. I'm currently obsessing over Boho style shoes and shirts! :)

Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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Kashaya said...

Great post.=) She looks beautiful.

Lubka Christova said...

Great summer shopping list. Very inspirational post :)

Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

So many gorgeous options! I am so in love with Shannon's style!!

xx

Tania Franco said...

Lovely, such beautiful styling! I love boho because of it's care free vibe and always feel good wearing this style. Great job!

xx,
Tania
http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

Anett B said...

Great post, this is such a pretty style! Love the dresses and the jewelry.

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Sadie said...

I love boho styles and really wish I could pull it off, but like Shannon says loose tops and flowy dresses really epitomise this style and sadly for me this does not suit my shape. Looks amazing on many others though :) xx

MilanoTime said...

Amazing tips!
kisses
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Oriana Campanella said...

Hi Sam! I love raw bohemian style and also in its chic version! Your tips are excellent!
kisses
Oriana

www.stylexis.com

Silvia Negretti said...

Great post! I really like bohemian style and these tips are very useful to me! :D
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Ann Grigorieva said...

Hi :)
Your look is amazing and very beautiful♥♥♥ I love your style!
I would be happy if we could follow each other??
Let me know :)
It's my blog http://anngrigorieva.blogspot.ru/

Looking forward to your reply!

Hugs

Anna

Hélène Heath said...

What an awesome feature, these are all such great picks. Shoes are also my favorite part of any outfit :)

xx Hélène
www.FashionOverReason.com

Fabrizia Spinelli said...

Love the boho chic style!
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Dressed with soul said...

Thanks a lot dear Sam, your tips are great and I would love to transcript them :) Unfortunately my husband doesn't like the bohemian chic so I must be careful ;)

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

www.dressedwithsoul.com

Beauty Editer said...

She is such a darling.


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Manuela Muratore said...

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getcarriedaway said...

i love those boho looks!
<3

Alessandra Heidelberg said...

I love this bohemian style!!
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Dascha Boonstra said...

Very pretty <3

xoxo
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Jointy&Croissanty said...

Her bohemian style is really wonderful! Love these shorts, shoes and jewelry!
Have a great week:)

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Jess said...

Have a great day! =)

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xoxo,
Jess

Olivia said...

Her style is honestly one of my favorites! I just love the boho look for summer and she NAILS it! Thanks for the guest post:)
xo Olivia

Fashion-Bridge said...

Beautiful post, I love when a theoretical outfits are brought into life on practice. Shannon has created a great mix of bohemian with a modern classy. I like that she's playful yet stays feminine. Love the dresses and aaaaaaaaaall the jewellery;)

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

Ann Grigorieva said...

Сompetition on my blog! win lacy shorts :)

I will rejoice to your participation, dear <3

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ask me if something is unclear :))

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Carmen said...

Can I please have all of the sandals please :D I still need a boho chic pair for this summer ;)
xx

Beauty said...

A very detailed list and cute pictures.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Sophie Sierra said...

Oh wow, what an incredible post! Boho style is perfection to me, and Shannon's great words ring so true-- there are so many variations of the style that you just can't go wrong, it's all about being chilled!

I love all the boho- jewel pieces and adore Shannon's wonderful style, gorgeous! xo

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