I am going to India again later this year, to Chennai the City rather than Goa the Beach. And I’ll be packin’ oversized boxy T-shirts and comfortable knit pajama pants with paint splatters all over them. But not for style! Because I’ll be painting in the India pied-à-terre. I’m also hauling my sewing machine across the planet to make the coolest curtains and other things for the apartment. So it’s a “working” vacation.
If I were on a relaxing seaside Indian vacation, Goa would be the place to go. And …
When going to Goa, you gotta go bohemian!
Here’s some Goa boho chic style ideas from SHOP LATITUDE, showing the latest boho chic trends:
- Pom poms
- Semi-precious stones
- Maxi dresses
And no, this isn’t a sponsored post (I rarely do those) it’s just something that hit my email box that I thought would be good style ideas for summer vacations.
Fringe Elements Boho Style
I often wear black, even on hot summer days. Here’s how to wear black and be cool. If anyone should know how to make cool clothes for the heat, fashion labels from Mumbai and New Delhi would know.
- Blue and black cotton dress from Mumbai’s Bungalow 8
- Isharya lapis lazuli earrings
- Black beaded fringy bag
- Beaded bracelet
Now, I realize these prices aren’t H&M bargains. I now choose to buy quality rather than super inexpensive. I find it costs less in the long run. Jewelry doesn’t fall apart, sweaters don’t pill too much, colors don’t fade, and fabrics don’t shrink in the wash as much. I’m only 5-feet tall, and seriously, I’ve had petite pants shrink so much they become floods for my height! Ridiculous! I’ve been burned by having these things happen too often with bargain priced clothes and jewelry. So lately I buy less, because it costs more up-front, yes, but I buy better. Anyway, look at these as style ideas, no matter what price point you’re looking for. You can find these bohemian styles in many stores right now.
BEACHY BOHO STYLE
- Navy and teal cotton embroidered Indian caftan
- Indian Turquoise and Pearl Earrings
- Jade Jagger Sapphire Ring
- Bungalow 8 silk and cotton pom pom scarf
- Silver net tote bag
Yes it’s hot in the summer to wear a scarf, but I’d tie that scarf on the handle of the tote bag to add some more beachy blue color. Then it’s available for other uses, like to tie around your hair, or wrap around skin you want to protect from the sun.
Colorful Goa Town Style
- Ikat caftan
- Filigree hoop earrings
- Mala necklace
- Gypsy clutch bag
- Spiky crocodile bangle
- Cashmere/wool/silk scarf
If you’re not goin’ to Goa, there’s no reason why these looks wouldn’t work at other popular beachy vacations like Cabo, Tulum, Belize. Or how about right in your own backyard?