Boho Chic

by Friday, March 27, 2015

I have a pretty clear aesthetic. Boho isn’t a part of that, usually. But as I am dedicated to bringing you all the best looks I can – I took a leap and gave boho a chance.
Turns out, I love it!
I made boho as chic as possible by not mixing colors. This is a pretty monochromatic look, but at the same time is undeniably bohemian and perfect to wear to any spring/summer music festival.
Plus size boho is hard to get right, so I hope this inspires you.
*Also – this entire look was achieved for less than $100 – including shoes and handbag!

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

palazzo pants via charlotte russe plus | crop top via charlotte russe | body chain via charlotte russe {available in stores, love this one!} | headband {old, similar} | bag via forever21 {in store only, very similar online} | gladiator sandals via target

Most of this look is from Charlotte Russe – they’ve recently launched a plus collection, and let me tell you… I was pleasantly surprised! For fabrics that are traditionally non-stretchy (like these palazzo pants, for example) you’re going to want to size up, whereas the stretch cotton and jersey items fit like a dream in your normal size. The line is comprised of two looks: glam and boho.

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

What I most love about this line is that Charlotte Russe is a popular store with teens. Like Forever 21, they put out trendy, cute clothing at a remarkably low price. Charlotte Russe Plus might be the most important line to come out in years.
I can remember being a plus size teen (I’ve been plus size for as long as I can remember) and going shopping with my friends was a nightmare. We would go into straight sized stores where nothing fit me, so I hung back and politely gave my opinion when a friend would pop out of the changing room. And when it was my turn, I would go into the one terrible, awful plus size store to shop, and my friends would kind of hang around while I shopped alone. Nothing was ever cute, trendy, young… and it always left me feeling embarrassed and isolated. Shopping is girl-bonding time and feeling like you don’t belong fuels body confidence issues.
I know most of us, as adults look at lines like this one and feel like it’s a bit too young for us to wear today.
Fair enough.
But as a plus size blogger I hold very strong opinions on body confidence (you should have it) and when those negative views come from (the second as a teen/tween when you’re told something is “wrong” with you).
Lines like Charlotte Russe Plus and Forever 21 Plus make it so that plus size teen girls now have a place to shop with their friends, as equals. No isolation. No embarrassment. No feeling like you don’t belong.
I do what I do here every day as my attempt to cure self-esteem and self-hatred and body issues by taking risks and showing how beautiful and amazing fashion can be. If one less fashion line for me means that there’s a new generation of girls growing up who don’t have to endure the shaming my generation went through… then I’m all for it.

crystal coons boho chic plus size festival outfits charlotte russe plus review

  • Really liking the necklace thingy, not sure how to wear it on an every day basis though. You look cute as always, your hair has such a nice color to it =)

    Uniquely Filipa

  • totally nailed it!

  • Great job on your Boho look πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  • shanerz

    Your lashes are incredible