Did you know that there was such a thing as “Hobo Chic?” Me either. Well, I mean, until after I stumbled on it by accident.
Nope, I don’t mean “boho” either. Yep, I first thought someone misspelled it too. It doesn’t help that in a lot of places they do get a bit tangled up.
Hobo chic is a style based on the idea that some people effortlessly look good even if they do absolutely nothing to their hair, as in not even combing it. This supposedly results in a naturally attractive look.
Apparently must haves for this style are layers and layers, a pair of fingerless gloves and old clothes that still look good, but are falling apart which can be paired with higher end items to give it a glammed up grunge look.
In one article that I read, it said something like, it’s the kind of look that you expect from a homeless chimney sweep with a wannabe interest in clothing.
It took a little more digging to figure out that the style was inspired by the Oslen Twins. After looking at some photos of the them, I sort of got the idea. The chimney sweep analogy works very well!
My look below wasn’t intended to be “hobo chic” as I didn’t even know it was a thing at the time. The hat just put me in mind of Emmett Kelly. I googled Hobo Style to see what kind of hat he wore and golly gee stumbled on a totally different way to dress.
I’m curious to know if any of you knew about hobo chic and if so, what are your thoughts on this style?
Hope everyone had a great Halloween!