To create a boho capsule wardrobe for Summer, you’ll need a few key pieces that can be mixed and matched to create endless bohemian outfit options. Wondering how to style a boho outfit? Loved by free spirits and gypsy souls, boho fashion is relaxed, feminine, eclectic, and carefree. Here are the boho wardrobe essentials you need for the ultimate boho-chic capsule and how to style them for any occasion.
How to build the ultimate bohemian capsule wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a fun way to show off your personality and take the stress out of wondering what to wear. It’s a collection of items you can mix and match with staples you love to wear. Ideally, your boho capsule wardrobe has something you can wear anywhere, including work, running errands or date night.
Step 1: Clear out your closet. Pull out everything in your closet and sell or donate the pieces you don’t reach for. If it doesn’t fit or make you feel fabulous, it’s time to let it go. Give your fashion pieces a new life by donating stuff you don’t need.
Step 2: Build your capsule around your favorite pieces. Find the items you love and look for new ways to style outfits for different occasions. Try to identify pieces you’re missing, like a long-sleeve top for layering or a cute jacket.
A floral maxi skirt can be worn with with a tank, a cute cardigan or a jacket to create different looks for Summer or Winter.
Step 3: Shop mindfully. When buying something new, ask yourself – Will I wear this more than once? Can this be styled in different ways? Will I love this in a few years? Focus on the staples you know you’ll wear this season. If you know you may only wear it once; it might not be worth the investment.
How many outfits should you have in a capsule wardrobe?
Traditionally a capsule wardrobe consists of staple pieces that go with everything. Since we all have different tastes and styles, I don’t think you need to focus on how many items to include in your capsule wardrobe. If everything fits properly and makes you feel good, you should keep it!
Flowy Dresses and Skirts
Every boho babe needs a flowy maxi, midi or mini dress in their collection. Skirts and dresses are Summer wardrobe staples that you can wear to the beach or girls’ night out.
Boho dresses are flattering for every shape because they’re loose-fitting.
A boho top is easy to wear with jeans, maxi skirts, or shorts. Whether you prefer a floral print bohemian design or neutral color, these effortlessly stylish tops are an everyday essential for any minimalist boho capsule wardrobe.
Kimonos, Cardigans and Jackets
Layer your boho outfit so you can wear it from season to season. A kimono looks great over a maxi dress, jeans and a t-shirt or shorts and a tank top. Wear your outfit from day to night by adding a cardigan or lightweight jacket.
Boho Chic Boots and Sandals
You can wear boots year-round with your boho outfits. You can’t go wrong with a comfy pair of sandals that go with everything.
Accessorizing Your Boho Look
Accessories are a fun way to show off your style and create different boho looks.
Statement Necklaces + Earrings
Layer your favorite gold or turquoise necklaces and stack your bracelets to dress up your outfit.
Hats + Belts
Complete your look with a wide-brimmed hat and a statement belt. Not only is a sun hat a chic accessory, but it also will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.
Where to Shop for Your Boho Wardrobe
Conclusion: Boho Wardrobe essentials
From flowy tops, maxi dresses, knits, wedges, and fringe tassel details add these boho wardrobe essentials to your capsule collection.
Planning a weekend rendezvous or adventure to the beach? Style a graphic tee with a flowy skirt and a classic boho hat.
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15 thoughts on “Boho Wardrobe Essentials for a Summer Capsule Wardrobe”
The idea of boho style has become a global fashion trend. It’s an earthy and bohemian approach to fashion that mixes and matches vintage-inspired garments with edgy accessories.
Wonderful list of ideas..!! I’ll definitely use one of these ideas to start my new blog on fashion trends. Wish me good luck!
I love the Boho style!
Such cute summer finds!
Boho is not my fashion but I love the options! Super cute and summer friendly!
I am a big fan of BOHEMIAN!!! I should grab that neutral color cosy knit soon!
Hi Crystal, that’s so great to hear. I love all things boho fashion. I’ll check out your friend’s blog too!
love me a maxi dress
I love many items off this list. I never fully realized until my fellow blogging friend from abohomom.com showcased her love of Boho fashion how much I love it. Now, I know what my true sense of style is called. These are some great choices that you shared.
Hi Charmaine, thanks for the feedback! We love all the Spring collections too.
Lovely colours, designs and patterns, as a moslem I can imagine wearing those lose fitting dresses, really pretty.
Hi there! Glad you liked these bohemian styles. Thanks for the feedback.
Just Found this from Facebook. Looks Interesting. Looking forward to read other posts.
Hi Stephanie, Great idea! We’re in Spring here in Australia, but I will create a Fall guide soon.
Never heard of Boho fashion but I like it 🤗. Will you be doing a post for Fall as well?
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