Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Boho Style: Layered Dress & Sleeveless Sweater

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Styling a Spring dress for the Winter is not as hard as you think. It’s all about layering and getting creative. When I received this gorgeous layered dress with an embroidered bird print, I knew that I wanted to go casual and make it boho style chic. The organza material, bird print, and midi length give the dress an ethereal quality, which I thought would be perfect for a boho look. Since the sleeves are so pretty with the print and sheer organza, I decided to layer a sleeveless sweater on top to let the sleeves show. This sweater is especially fitting because not only is it sleeveless, it’s also open on the sides, making it a perfect piece for layering when you don’t want to hide what’s underneath. The colors of burgundy and navy are also complimentary and work well together.

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How to Achieve a Boho Style Look

For a boho style outfit, asides from layering, the accessories are key. A fedora hat or wide-brim hat is always an easy way to add an instant bohemian effect. Ankle boots in a brown, black, or taupe color is also essential to give the outfit that rugged, free-spirit vibe. A suede handbag with artsy details is effortless with a creative touch. Lastly, it’s all about the jewelry. Choose pieces that are a little outside of the lines, like a wood watch paired with a men’s gold cuff bracelet, and stack on as many rings as you want. A boho style look is all about being effortless and embracing the idea of no rules. Experiment and put together items that you wouldn’t necessarily think go together at first glance, and the effect may surprise you in a good way!

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For my outfit, I chose a fedora style hat from Anthropologie, brown ankle boots, and a small bag I found at the flea market in Argentina. I layered two delicate necklaces for that free-spirit effect, and wore my JORD wood watch and a variety of rings. I’m planning on styling this dress differently for a cocktail hour in Spring, so it’ll be interesting to show you guys how you can take one dress and make it look completely different.

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If you’re a fan of boho style, you can also check out some of my other outfits here and here for additional inspiration, and as always you can shop my look below!

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What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Her.GearBest
Sweater: From Asia (similar here)
Boots: Vionic Shoes
Hat: Anthropologie (similar here)
Necklace: Gorjana 
Bag: Flea Market
Watch: JORD
Cuff Bracelet: Curated Basics

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Her.GearBest. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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39 responses to “Boho Style: Layered Dress & Sleeveless Sweater”

  1. Jenny says:

    Such a cute outfit! I wish I could pull off the boho style.

  2. Tessa says:

    This outfit is absolutely beautiful, I adore the detailing of the birds! You pull the entire outfit off so well, love it!!

    xo, Tessa –

  3. I love this look! I love blue and maroon together and this is another great take on the combination. The detail in the dress makes it a real show-stopper.


  4. Beautiful! I love the sleeves – they are so delicate and pretty. Great look!

  5. Such a fun look!! Love the sweater!!! XO

  6. Nathalie says:

    That dress is amazing Love!

  7. nathalie says:

    That dress is fabulous!

  8. Amanda says:

    This is on my to-do list this year! I resolve to layer more and utilize key pieces from other seasons throughout the year. Great reminder, Mary!

    xo, Amanda

  9. Lee Anne says:

    Such a gorgeous dress! I love how you’ve styled it with this cool sweater. Love the whole look, head to toe 🙂

    Lee Anne

  10. This is such a cute boho look! Totally my style

  11. Melissa says:

    Super cute! I love the boho style. Thanks for the tips.

  12. Aly says:

    Okay I’m absolutely OBSESSED with this outfit! Loveee the boho vibes, babe!

  13. I love your outfit, so lovely. That vest over the dress pulls out the color from the print…brilliant!


  14. Emily says:

    What a smart idea! I am loving this layered look!

  15. Gail says:

    This is such an awesome Boho look! The dress is gorgeous and I love the open side vest. You put this entire outfit together so well. Looking great girl! Xoxo

  16. Such a beautiful print!

  17. Abby says:

    How creative of you! I wouldn’t think of pairing the two. But seeing this look, it is a really fun combo!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  18. Krysten says:

    I am in love with that outfit. The dress is especially fantastic and I love how you can wear it in the spring or winter. I have never worn a sleeveless sweater, but I would definitely do it in this situation!

  19. Dana says:

    Your blog is adorable! I’m obsessed with your style!

  20. Ashley says:

    What a gorgeous outfit! That print is beautiful!!

    xo Ashley

  21. Sharon Wu says:

    Love that sleeveless sweater! You’ve styled it to perfection babe. Have a wonderful week ahead! xo, sharon

  22. what a fun outfit. I especially love your hat!

  23. Love this dress – the embroidery is beautiful. Never would have thought to pair it with a sweater but this looks great!

  24. You styled this outfit perfectly! Thank you for all the great tips for boho style!
    xo Debbie |

  25. neha says:

    love the prints! Great style girl xx

  26. Kamara says:

    I love the sheer sleeve detail on that dress, it’s so gorgeous!


  27. Absolutely love this boho look! The dress is beautiful and you styled it so well!

  28. Ivana J says:

    Layering is i think the only thing i love about winter..Anyway, great look, this dress looks great in combination with chunky sweater xo

  29. Liz says:

    I’m completely obsessed with this outfit. It is perfect in every way!


  30. savannah says:

    This outfit is adorable, Mary! I love the sleeves.


  31. Love the bird print and jade jeweled ring! Such a gorgeous boho chic layered look for the winter! Xo, Suz

  32. Soooo cute! I love that print! I am such a wannabe boho girl 😀

  33. Jamie says:

    I love the bird detailing on the dress! Great shots!

    Love Jamie

  34. Wow, this outfit is so unique! I love how you styled it…suits you perfectly!

  35. Angelle Marix says:

    You look Stunning!! Love the boho vibe!!


  36. Andy says:

    Amazing Outfit,looking beautiful 🙂
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  37. Caitlin says:

    Wow, this outfit is so unusual and eye catching, love it!

  38. Len Parent says:

    Gorgeous dress! Love this look on you! So perfect! Happy Wednesday!
    Much love, Len

  39. Divya says:

    Layering is always fun and you did it so well.. 💕💕