22 September 2017

5 Ways To Transform A Boho Dress For Evening

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Ahhh.. the printed boho dress.. although it may scream 'resort', 'beach' and 'festival', there's more versatility to this garment than meets the eye.

With a few key styling tweaks your boho dress can be totally appropriate for evening wear! And, let's be real, boho pieces, like this Hale Bob* printed boho maxi, are waaay too pretty to not be seen when the sun goes down.

Read on for 5 ways to transform a boho dress for evening...

1. Add An Embellished Clutch 

Minimalists may be screaming as I say this, but an embellished clutch and a punchy boho print dress are a match made in heaven.

A metallic, jewel or beaded clutch immediately transforms your boho dress for the evening. Opt for a gold or silver piece and match with jewellery to keep it streamlined. 

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2. Opt For Chunky Boho Jewellery

Speak of the devil, go for big, bold and boho. A boho dress is loud and proud, so you need jewellery that will compliment the vibe, without getting lost in a sea of paisley and florals.

My number one tip is to choose a necklace that sits above the neckline of your boho dress. Too much overlap can look messier than naughties hair extensions.

australian cairns blogger wearing hale bob blue boho printed maxi dress silver boho jewellery embellished clutch at yorkeys knob boat club

3. Dress It Up With Nude Heels

The best things come nude, heels included (hahaha). A nude heel with lengthen your legs, without taking the attention away from all that boho goodness up above.

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4. Add A Dark Lip

Not heading home between beach and bar? Enter the dark lip! This vampy hue is all it takes to transform your boho dress from sunshine-drenched days to Summer nights.

Message for your overflowing holiday luggage: you're welcome.  

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5. Remember, More is More!

Unlike a little white dress, or a statement lace piece, when it comes to a boho dress, more is more! Bohemian by nature is crazy, out-there and accessory-laden, so don't be shy to pile on that extra bangle, rock a giant tassel earring or add a septum ring.

In the words of Michael Jackson: "Don't stop til you get enough".

Dress: Hale Bob*
Jewellery: Lovisa
Clutch: Vintage

Love a boho maxi dress? Here's how I style a boho maxi for Summer days.

P.S. Fun fact, these photos were taken at Yorkey's Knob, one of Australia's many places with a filthy name. Haha, love you 'Straya!


  1. Wow, the blue looks so beautiful on you! I love the dress.

  2. Amazing dress <3

  3. Okay Rachel, I think I am in love with this dress and how you styled it.
    That necklace is beautiful and elegant. Love your style. You are really one of my biggest inspirations and I am happy that my path has crossed with such a beautiful soul.

    Lots of love,


  4. I wish I can pull off the bohemian look but I look and feel really out of place whenever I attempt it. I think in the end of the day, it's just not the right style for me and I lack the confidence to pull it off.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

  5. Love how versatile this dress can be! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your such a bohemian queen Rachel. I love this dressed up look with heels, statement jewelry and sexy lipstick color.
    Hope you have a happy weekend!

  7. This is such a cool outfit! I love adding jewelry to my dresses too!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris |

  8. You look stunning and did a great styling! I love how you accessorized it! Thanks for the tips!

  9. love your accessories choices! great transformation.

    Capturing Life Memoirs |

  10. The print and color of your dress are amazing. Also, the background is breathtaking!

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  12. That Jenah Flutter Maxi-Dress from Hale Bob looks gorgeous - I the split flutter sleeves, the elastic tie-waist, the look of the fabric and that pretty print! The accessories are lovely too, and I love the harbour setting for your outfit photos!

  13. The dress is stunning. It suits you so beautiful.
    Have a fantastic week.

    Love, Esther

  14. You are a beautiful boho goddess in this dress magical Rach, it's totally what jazzy, sunshine fuelled dreams are made of and it was MADE for your gorgeous sassy self. I'm hearting these wondrous ways of transforming a boho piece for evening, it can be difficult to know how to rock a magical maxi like this well into the night and I'm eyeing up all your fabulous ways of slaying so! The embellished clutch is totally bewitching against the punchy blue hue and all your jewelz are giving me serious bling cravings, that necklace is a total dazzler :) The nude heels and vampy lip take it up yet another gorgeous notch and I'm still shook by how striking the dress is. You are forever my favourite beachy dream with all the transfixing twists for sure! <3 <3

    And Yorkey's Knob, what a fantastic place haha! Can't beat Australia, they can deffo get away with such a name and make it sound dignified whereas over here it would just sound chavvy ;D :D

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  15. Loving that dress on you Rach, such a pretty print!
    xx Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  16. Love the Boho look dear, really pretty print. Your statement necklace is gorgeous too!

    Jessica |

  17. U definitely succeeded in dressing this up because my first thinking on opening the post was that it's an evening gown! Hahah lovely jewellery but that addition of dark lipstick is doing wonders and I never would have thought about it !!

  18. Dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !


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