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15 February 2017

The Look: Minimalist Boho

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  By nature, minimalist fashion and boho are pretty much at the exact opposite ends of the style spectrum.

As thirty starts to loom in the corner like an eagle ready to strike at the mouse of my mid-twenties, I find myself becoming more and more infatuated with chic minimalist looks.

However, because of my beach-y, tropical lifestyle, I will always be a boho-loving girl too. Rather than flipping backwards and forwards between styles, I decided to combine them in something that I can only describe as 'minimalist boho'.

So Rachel, how exactly do I rock the minimalist and boho trends at the same time?

I'm glad you asked! Here's how...


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Sunglasses: Xlyvester Madrid*
Mules: ASOS
Earrings: Lovisa (identical here)

Before I get into the nitty gritty of how to style minimalist boho, I have to tell you the story of this sublime Rebecca Minkoff Micro Bag:

Once upon a time... no Rachel, do it properly...  I often drag Jake into our designer shopping center just to oggle and eee at all the pretty things I can't afford. But this time **insert hallelujah chorus** there was a new area: Rebecca Minkoff.

 As I picked up the bag in the photos above, I probably looked like one of those Looney Toones sketches were the heart leaps out of their chest like a kukoo clock. Seeing my face and discovering that the price tag wasn't even a tenth as hideous as the Gucci bags I normally drool over, Jake exclaimed that he was buying it for an anniversary present. (Side note: this was in November, our anniversary was the end of January).

It just so happens that the local radio station were there and everyone that made a purchase was entered into a prize draw. We thought we'd give it a go, so we went and had a chat to the presenters, and Jake explained that it was an anniversary present. They obviously didn't get the message that our anniversary was still two months away.

Whilst I was sniffing away at various perfumes, a promo member came and told us we had won and we had to go to the team who were doing a live broadcast downstairs. We thought they were gonna make us talk, but thankfully the microphones were broken. They must of predicted that I would sound like a pre-pubescent twelve year old boy.

So we just stood there awkwardly, whilst they did their spiel. It went along the lines of: "And the winner is Jake and Rachel. Funny story here, Jake actually FORGOT it was their anniversary, so he made it up to her by buying a designer handbag."

So yep: boyfie was shamed as the worlds worst man, when he had actually bought it for me two months prior to the big day! HAHAHA

Fin.

How To Style Minimalist Boho
 Ah minimalist boho: the definition of a fashion oxymoron! Styling it up is all about taking shapes and details that tick the boho boxes, but keeping the color palette plain and free of fussy patterns.

 When looking for pieces, go for off-shoulder pieces, flow-y shapes or typical bohemian cuts. Juxtapose the cut by keeping the colour scheme nude or monochrome, then add polished accessories such as my Gucci-style loafers.

Another trick is to take a boho-style piece and let it do the talking by itself. When styling boho, it's all too easy to layer on lashings of accessories. But sometimes, if you want a more polished look, it's important to step back and consider if the piece really needs it.

Food for thought? Here are some of my favorite minimalist boho picks under $150 (cos we ain't all made of money): 
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51 comments :

  1. Poor Jake being shamed when he was actually being lovely and buying you the bag in advance haha, I love that the presenters just seemed to make it all up! I have to say both the bag and the playsuit are gorgeous and I love the idea of minimalist boho. I am not very good at boho styling even though I love the look. I usually go for something more minimal so I will have to give this a try and hopefully it will look a bit better than my normal boho efforts x

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  2. Great bag!

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  3. This is such a perfect romper for spring time babe! I also love how you paired it with those loafers... so chic! <3

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/7-trends-you-wont-want-to-miss-out-on-for-fashion-month/

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  4. This story is one for the movies... I can imagine it all, the way it went down.
    How lucky of you. Good thing you were there at the right time!
    You look beautiful Rachel. I love your cute romper.

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  5. I love the look you wear and the bag is very pretty.
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  6. Even if they are opposite, you succeed to make it so easily and perfectly! Love it!

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  7. Love this look and I think you have combined the boho and minimal styles perfectly!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  8. Obsessed with this jumpsuit!! Love the detail!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  9. Girl! Love love this gorgeous romper on you! I love the mix of the stripes and the gold on it, and it fits you so well! Also, I love those sunnies with it!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  10. So cute, love the look!

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  11. What a cute look! Love that it's minimalist with a boho feel :)

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  12. Beautiful photos! That romper is stunning!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

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  13. Great outfit. You look stunning :)

    Liz
    www.liznroad.com

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  14. I am so jealous of your looks! Always looking like yoou are on vacation!! I love the romper! Gorgeous bag!!
    Dora xx
    www.BangsBang.com

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  15. This is one cute jumpsuit! Very nice

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  16. My bestie is obsessed with Rebecca Minkoff bags and she finds best deals to grab bags on sale! Love your romper!

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  17. Omg I love that romper!!! It is seriously so cute and I def need one like that once it's Summer here in LA.

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  18. Beautiful romper! You are so pretty!

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  19. I love the romper. I can't wait for summer to come.
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  20. hehehehehhehe this story is hilarious! Men hey!

    Gorgeous bag Rach xxx http://rapunzille.com

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  21. Such a pretty romper! And it looks great on you! xoxo

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  22. So gorgeous on you! Right now it's winter in here, can't wait to wait things like these again <3
    X Carmen - www.carmenmattijssen.nl

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  23. Adore the romper on u Rach! Rocking the boho vibes for sure ;)

    xx Aldora
    www.AldoraMuses.com

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  24. This is such a cute playsuit on you Rachel, really flattering and perfect for so many different occasions! The gold stud-trimmings are perfect :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  25. Hahaha! What a story, Rachel and it's like something out of a Hollywood romantic comedy. On another note, gosh, I adore that romper, the details on it is beautiful.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  26. Such a cute look! I love minimalistic versions of boho style, don't like it when it's over the top. Great style :)

    Ivona from www.thesmokedetector.net
    xoxo

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  27. Love this minimal boho style babe!


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  28. Hi Rachel !!
    You look absolutely lovely in this gorgeous romper ! I always love your style. So fresh and new and always beautiful. Thank you so much, also for providing the shopping links !
    Love,
    Jennifer

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  29. Love that romper on you. Simply gorge! x

    ♥Kumari
    http://stylesociety.co.za

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  30. Girl I LOVE that jumpsuit on you - the handbag is stunning too! Always adore your styling and this look is perfect for Summer!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  31. This is just the perfect mix of casual and boho! I really like it and I think, this is a great choice for summer. I personally don't like to wear a whole boho look, so a little bit of a twist is exactly what I need. You look stunning, dear! Thanks for sharing it!
    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

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  32. omg that's actually sooo hilarious ! hehe such a stroke of luck that the mic broke too, I can understand how you wouldn't want to talk because I also have a kind of fear being put on the spot especially when I know so many people are listening! but that sooo awesome that you were able to win a bag! I never had any luck with draws but you are super lucky babe!

    Wanderlustts
    www.wanderlustts.com

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  33. Oh, what a pity, this happened to Jake as in fact he was more than good in time. These are the challenges in the context with the press ... nevertheless the bag you got is very beautiful and I understand why you are so happy about it! Love also the minimalist boho chic you show here - you are definitely the embodiment of this style <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  34. I am loving this look on you and omg what a funny story, at least you have your bag even if it was a few months early hehe. And re my last post its so nice to meet a fellow blogger who loves wine as much as I do ;) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  35. Loved the story, so awkward but hey, this bag is gorgeous! Love the summery romper, if only spring arrives soon....

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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  36. Great story and amazing that you won! Congrats. I adore the playsuit, you are rocking it babe!!

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

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  37. What a fabulous goddess-esque playsuit. I adore the gold accents as well. I used to
    be obsessed with many playsuits, they really can be so lovely. You look great hun and I enjoyed this post! xo/Madison
    http://fashiontalesblog.com

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  39. I love minimalistic boho style! This romper looks so pretty on you babe! thanks for the great top picks.

    xx Jessie

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  40. What a funny story! Props to him for not being like NOPE it's early and running the risk of not being the winners. I so agree with you on the minimalistic boho thing. I'm 27 so I feel you on the simple is best and especially since I have children but I also really appreciate the intricate detail an art that goes into a more boho styled look. For me it just depends on the mood for the day. You did a great job combining the two!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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  41. HELLO BABE!
    Lovely look and nice mules love how you styled them.
    xx
    Eva
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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  42. You seriously made me laugh already from the start and then when you got to that hilarious story I was actually laughing out loud. I love the way you write and somehow manage to naturally incorporate fashion in there as well! You just set the mood for my nigh! :)
    xoxo
    Thomas

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  43. Girl! I'm loving how you styled this boho look. Seriously looks perfect for paradise! Also loving that top as a styling tip

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  44. Omg that promo story is GOLD lol! Poor Jake! But at least all of your blog audience now knows who the true man of the hour was ;) And love your take on minimalist boho babe, such a great idea! And perfect point on focusing on key pieces :) Final thought on the anecdote: he did GOOD because that bag is GORGEOUS! :D

    xo Soo | www.BrownEyedToast.com

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  45. Loving your minimalist boho look, you did a great job blending the two styles together! The romper you chose is super cute and the story behind your bag was so sweet!

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  46. I love your outfit, it looks so cute and so fun to wear! And the shoes are really really pretty!:D

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  47. Amazing outfit!You look so gorgeous:-)

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  48. totally inlove with your one piece romper! this is so pretty and you look absolutely stunning!

    xxx
    thenewgirl

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  49. Girl,seriously you are amazing. This look is just perfect and you styled this amazingly. Those photos are like from a magazine.😍

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