Bohemian Fashion Tips

bohemian fashion

Rachel employs several bohemian elements in her outfits.

It’s become a buzzword this spring season: Boho! We see it advertised in magazines and in boutiques, but what exactly is Boho?

Last month we reviewed the highlights of New York Fashion Week, one of which was the bohemian (or boho) chic style that graced the runways. In this post we take a closer look at bohemian fashion and the various textures, accessories, and elements you can incorporate into your wardrobe. If you are looking for a bohemian fashion blog post—here is the one to bookmark and share!

bohemian styles

Boho is free-spirited.

When it comes to this airy and vintage style, I have to showcase my sister Rachel. This is her staple style and it’s easy to associate her free spirit and willingness to try new things.

Boho styles are unique, which is why I think Rachel is attracted to it. Even though it is a style all its own, you can pair and match pieces that have a completely authentic one-of-a-kind look and feel.

bohemian headbands

Bohemian headbands.

Boho-Chic Accessories:

  • Hippie-headbands and headwraps (turbands) – don’t forget a braid or three!
  • Flats or gladiator sandals
  • Pashmina or patterned scarf
  • Statement necklace
  • Natural elements (jewelry featuring wood, pearls, shells, crystals, feathers or turquoise stones)
  • Floppy hats

Bohemian fringe and headbands combined.

Vintage Textures:

  • Lace
  • Distressed leather
  • Fringe
  • Floral embroidery
maxi dresses

Maxi dresses are simple and comfortable.

Boho Silhouettes:

  • Maxi skirts and maxi dresses
  • Tank tops under loosely knit sweaters or crocheted vests
  • Peasant tops and tunic dresses

A nice thing about bohemian outfits is that they are not just comfortable and casual, you can make them elegant too. To glam up a bohemian outfit, add silk and diamonds. Part your hair and twist into an updo with a small braid trailing from your part. Leave the gladiator sandals at home and slip into an ankle wrap wedge.

Remember not to compromise your own style when you incorporate bohemian elements. If you paired all of the features above into a single outfit you may overload the style. For example, try not to wear feather earrings with a feather headband. Pair “loud” or statement jewelry pieces with subdued clothing, and balance patterned dresses with minimal or delicate accessories. You’ll find a comfort zone pretty quickly, and look effortless at the same time!

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