Tips for Wearing the Updated Boho Style
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography & Brooke Mynatt
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Doesn't everybody love the Boho style?  This casual look inspired by the 1970's is comfortable and stylish - who doesn't love that?  So, of course, the Boho look is included in this year's edition of Twelfth Year magazine, a look book published by Cindy Short Photography.  

Twelfth Year is loaded with tips on how to wear the hottest trends of 2015 but for more insight on how to wear the beautiful Boho trend, I went to an expert.  Brooke Mynatt, store manager for the Fort Collins location of BUCKLE in the Foothills Mall, describes the Boho Style as "her absolute favorite trend." 

This style, described by Brooke as "carefree and effortless", has been popular for the last several years buoyed by the popularity of music festivals.  For 2015, Boho has taken on a more upscale look making it the perfect style to wear on date night or to a dressy event.  The Boho look is by far the most popular look I see high school seniors bring to the studio for their Senior Portraits.

So how do you put together a great Boho outfit?  Maxi skirts are one of Brooke's favorite staples because it is so easy to wear year round.  "They look great with a fitted tank and a beautiful sandal or heel during the summer and with a cropped sweater, jacket or blazer and boots during chillier days," says Brooke.

Another popular Boho piece is the loose, flowy top.  (I am personally in love with this look.)   Brooke suggests pairing these with a dark wash high-waisted, skinny or straight pair of jeans for a polished, yet easy ensemble.  Want to create your own unique look? Brooke recommends playing with layers and textures to keep your look interesting and unique.

Accessories are a big part of the Boho Style!  You will find fun floppy hats, headbands, head scarves and leather belts as well as floral crowns and abundant metal jewelry.  Brooke recommends playing with different necklaces, mixing long and short styles.  "Choker styles are coming back this year, too!" she says.

Boho Style will still be strong this Fall so I asked Brooke what to expect to see in her store as the weather cools.  "This fall, we will see lots of longer lengths in shirts.  The duster style vest or cardigan is a great option paired with a cropped top or tucked in shirt," says Brooke.

The easiest way to rock your Boho Style, is to head over to the Fort Collins BUCKLE (yes, they are open during construction!) and let Brooke and her amazing team members help you put together the perfect look for you!  This is one of my favorite go to stores when shopping for my son, myself or making a recommendation to a client.  I know that you will be treated like a rockstar!  While you are there, check out some of Brooke's favorite brands when shopping the Boho Style:  Free People, Gimmicks by BKE, Amuse Society, Freebird Boots (my personal fav!), Bed Stu Shoes, Buckle Black Denim and Kan Can Denim.

To inspire you, here are the photos taken of CSP 2016 Senior Model Tara Teslow of for Twelfth Year Volume Three.  Tara with her stunning eyes and gorgeous smile, rocks the Boho Style.  The slip dress in tomato, crochet duster and aqua faux leather wedges are all from BUCKLE.


Model:  Tara Teslow, Fossil Ridge High School

MUA:  Sara Dozier of MAC Cosmetics

Hair:  Ali Sherman of Trios Aveda Salon & Spa

Apparel and shoes:  BUCKLE FORT COLLINS

Floral Crown:  Lace & Lilies

Stylist Intern:  Anna Welch

PR Intern:  Holly Farnum


CSP-Seniors, the senior portrait side of Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits unique to each senior! We are now booking Summer and Fall Sessions for 2016 Seniors!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email to recieve our Senior Portrait Guide.  We would love to be a part of your celebration!




 Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you and offers design services for creating wall art, framing and collages that compliment your home as well as beautiful keepsake albums. Cindy's family includes her husband, Bryan, three children and the most beautiful granddaughter in the world.  Her family also includes three dogs and a kitty cat.

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