Ashcan chic is a term used in the United States 2005 for a “homeless” style which is similar to boho-chic that was originally popularized in Greenwich Village. Its main features were floppy hats, sunglasses and “dust-catcher” skirts. Bobo (i.e. bourgeois-Bohemian) chic was used in a similar logic.
“Beach chic” was the designate of an article in 2006 by the Times fashion Editor Lisa Armstrong regarding shopping for accessories to accompany a bikini. These included a “cover-up” such as Kaftan, flat sandals, a hat, a fake tan and with the comforting footnote. The Sunday Times referred to the Moroccan resort of Essaouira as the “boho or barefoot-chic beach”
Trend of fashion in the beginning of 21st century which represented on earlier Bohemian and hippie styles fashion. It was connected in particular with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have both become icons for this style.
Imitating the mode of which Burberry was a feature, of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who married Charles, Prince of Wales in the year 2005.
“Casual chic” or “chic casual” is a complicated term to define but can possibly most excellent is described as “dressing down” in a modish way. In 2007, the fashion clothing retailer Marks & Spencer suggested that some of the elements of “chic casual” were skinny jeans, “long-line, clingy jerseys”, “statement” bags and chunky jewellery, slouchy sweaters and hoodies with relaxed flats. Singer Victoria Beckham was identified as epitomizing this mode. Easy chic – “breezy blouses, slouchy knits and sexy denim” has comparable implication.
Referring to fashion collections encouraged by foremost supermarkets: “Tesco has stepped up its ‘checkout chic’ war with Asda by launching a design-led range of clothes to tempt female shoppers”.
Cheap chic was used in a comparable sense, though more in terms of the comparison between prices at supermarkets and those of leading fashion houses.
Chelsea chic is used by the Sunday Times “The Sloane gets a sexy revamp”, for trendy trends among well-heeled “Sloane Rangers” – a portmanteau term coined in the year 1975 by Peter York, style editor of Harpers & Queen from Sloane Square and the 1950s TV series The Lone Ranger in the Chelsea area of south west London.