Boho style – short for Bohemian – depicts a unique way of dressing, blending aesthetics and patterns from the free-spirited beatnik and hippie subgroups of the 1960s and the Victorian era.
Comprised of distressed clothes of indigenous and ethnic patterns in earthy colors, the Boho fashion style attire aims to embody social non-conformity and artistic creativity.
The Boho style incorporates textured materials like fringes, crochet, and lace layers of clothing, jewelry, and accessories made from recycled, handmade, or vintage materials.
1. Maxi Dresses
Flowy dresses depict classic Bohemian aesthetics like bell sleeves, paisley, and floral patterns.
Combine with strappy sandals (in the summer) or ankle boots (in the winter), and layer them with a chunky knitted cardigan in ethnic patterns in the evening.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Reformation, Fillyboo.
2. Maxi Skirts
Gypsy-style maxi skirts are made from natural materials like cotton and linen and are in earthy colors. Combine with sandals or hippie-style footwear and accessories.
Recommended Brands: Faithfull The Brand, Farm Rio.
3. Crochet Cropped Tops
Combine crochet cropped tops with knitted cardigans on cool evenings and match them with frayed leather bags.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Cider, Farm Rio.
4. Harem Pants
Garem or dhoti pants in ethnic patterns and from natural, lightweight materials. Pair them with tank tops, scarves, and head accessories.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Cider.
5. Embroidered or Patterned Flared Jeans
For a perfect boho-chic look, wear them with vintage tees, plain shirts, and tunics accessorized with scarves and vests.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Wrangler.
6. Paisley Pattern Peasant Blouses
Peasant blouses with Paisley patterns are ideal for constructing a bohemian look.
Wear them with dark-colored flared jeans and distressed ankle boots for a unique bohemian makeover.
Recommended Brands: Cleobella, Lovestitch.
7. Slouchy Cardigans
Slouchy oversized cardigans are ideal for layering in the winter over knitted jumpers and floral dresses in cold summer sunsets.
Slouchy cardigans match well with flared jeans, floaty tops, and floor-length dresses.
Recommended Brands: Farm Rio, Free People, Anthropologie.
8. Poncho, Shawls, and Wraps
Poncho, shawls, and wraps in Aztec, Paisley, and other ethnic patterns are also ideal Boho-chic style garments you’d want in your wardrobe for the cooler seasons.
Ponchos pair well with ankle boots and fedora hats.
Recommended Brands: Lovestitch, Free People, Anthropologie.
9. Ankle Boots
Leather ankle boots are the perfect match for ponchos and fringed leather handbags.
Ankle boots with straps, lace detail, and embroidery are the ideal boho footwear.
For a more dramatic look, wear knee-high boots or patchwork pumps.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Anthropologie.
10. Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator sandals, particularly those with pom-poms, are ideal for creating a mystic boho-chic vibe.
Knee-length sandals go well with bohemian dresses and skirts, while ankle-length sandals match better with kurtis, ankle-length jeans, and long skirts.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Boden.
11. Layered Beads
Layered wooden brands and other handcrafted accessories from natural materials such as leather are essential to any classic boho look.
Recommended Brands: Free People, Oliver Bonas.
12. Bandanas and Floral Hairbands
Bandanas are hippie accessories that have found their way into Boho-chic fashion.
Recommended Brands: Cider, Free People.
13. Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings and oversized sunglasses are a great way to confer your Bohemian look a modern feel.
Recommended Brands: Oliver Bonas, Free People.
14. Afghani Kutches and Carpet Bags
Several types of handbags work with the Bohemian style, but Afghani Kutch bags and oversized leather wallets with distressed edges in crimson or brown are the best.
Recommended Brands: Cleobella, Free People.
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