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BOHO | A "Style for Less" Segment

BOHO | A "Style for Less" Segment

Bohemian style clothing is one of the biggest trends at the moment.  With loose tops, printed pants, strappy sandals, and floppy hats, this trend is one that can work for just about anyone.  As a boho-lover myself, I know first-hand that dressing in more "free" pieces is 100% more comfortable and 100% more fashionable than dressing in tight clothing is.  For one, you make a statement... everyone will remember that girl with cascading layers rather than the girl with jeans that fit like skin.  But as much as all of us want to be THAT GIRL, not everyone can afford the $100 price tag that is attached to all of Anthropologie and For Love and Lemon's clothing.  And while some may think Free People is equally as outrageous, I have found that spending $20 more on a unique piece is well worth it in the long-run.  But even so, shopping at just Free People can get a bit taxing on your wallet, so here are three ways to get that boho look for LESS.

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LOOK NO. 1

Slip: Free People: $88

Sandals: Anthropologie: $335

Arm Cuff: Free People:  $48

TOTAL COST: $471

Dress: Forever 21: $30

Sandals: ASOS: $40

Bracelet: Forever 21: $5

TOTAL COST: $75

AMOUNT SAVED: $396

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LOOK NO.2 

Jeans: American Eagle: $25

Vest: Forever 21: $28

Top: H & M: $30

Sandals: JCPenney: $20

TOTAL COST: $103

AMOUNT SAVED: Well, since I found all of the pieces to create this outfit at a great price, there's no need to create a cheaper version!  

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LOOK NO.3

Bralette: For Love & Lemons: $121

Jumpsuit: Anthropologie: $188

Shoes: Anthropologie: $99

Necklace: Free People: $98

TOTAL COST: $506

Bralette: Urban Outfitters: $29

Jumpsuit: Forever 21: $28

Shoes: Qupid: $22

Necklace: ModCloth: $20

TOTAL COST: $99

AMOUNT SAVED: $407

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Dressing boho can sometimes come at a high price, but with the right kind of searching and an open mind to brands that you normally wouldn't think of when you think "bohemian", you can find great deals for equally as free-spirited pieces.  Sometimes though, splurging for that one-of-a-kind piece is worth it, so make sure that you offset that purchase with cheaper, more affordable ones.  Now, it's time to start layering with fun patterns and breezy pieces, and you're ready to hit the beach.

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