Spring is (kind of ish) here--the season of opportunity when it comes to outfits! If you have been reading here for awhile, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with transitory seasons. Spring is challenge to dress for since it can go from balmy to frigid just like that. However, it is also an opportunity to rock outfit formulas you wouldn't be able to any other time of the year (think fun LAYERS)!
This boho look is going to serve a twofold purpose. First, it is something I would very easily walk out of the house wearing for a normal day. For those of you who don't live in a bizarre mind like mine, this outfit is a great study in styling an urban boho look for a photo shoot. I'm going to focus on the second aspect for this post, since I have been doing more work as a STYLIST this year!
To achieve this urban boho look, the key is balance. I've mixed true boho elements such as the fringed boots, the wide brim hat and the western belt with streetwear elements such as the simple high neck crop and black jeans. The key to putting a unique twist on styling a look is to not be afraid to layer up--especially for boho looks.
Don't forget to take hair and makeup into consideration when creating a mood for a shoot. In the past, I always did full makeup for my blog shoots. With this look, I wanted to create more of a natural, urban hippie look. In keeping with this, I wore super minimal makeup (mascara) and left my hair natural. In my experience, a boho look goes one of two ways--no makeup or full tribal face. Both are stunning, but imagine how different the mood would be for this shoot with full makeup!
The setting is a huge determiner of the mood and feel of the shoot. This location was perfect for the urban cowboy look. It had the skyline view with the old train car setting off the mood--couldn't have asked for a better set-up.
Finally--last but NOT least--picking a photographer is crucial in determining the look of your shoot! All the previous points I discussed can be locked down and perfect, but shooting with the wrong photographer can put all that planning to waste. It's essential to research the look and stye of edits a photographer uses before choosing to work with them on a shoot. I worked with Sara Clance Photography on this shoot (and many others) because her eye and style of editing is always spot on to the mood I am trying to capture. She's so good, I am going to make it easy for you to check out more of her stuff by clicking the following links: WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // IG
Bringing together all of these facets to create a stellar shoot can be intimidating. If you are interested in learning more about how I can help you curate a shoot from wardrobe to location, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
SHOP MY LOOK
BOOTS // Sam Edelman (SOLD OUT // SIMILAR)
CROP // Free People
JACKET // American Eagle
BELT // Urban Outfitters
HAT // Urban Outfitters (SOLD OUT // SIMILAR)