If you think of yourself as a bit of a gypsy, then Boho fashion is the perfect way to express your earthy, artsy personality.
Boho chic was all the rage in the ’60s and early ’70s and has seen a revival in the last few years because of celebrities like Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and the Olsen Twins. They’ve embraced this natural look and added their own touch of glitz and glam for a more hippie-luxe look.
No question, boho is fun to wear, but how do you style it without looking like you’re stuck in the ’70s? Here’s how to dress boho style without looking like an old hippie.
1. Choose Free and Flowy Fabrics
Comfortable, loose-fitting, flowy fabrics are part of the boho clothing, so an easy way to get the look is to wear a flowy scarf top.
You’ll look more boho-chic than old hippie if you focus on two things: quality and size. The chicest scarf tops are made from high-quality, luxurious fabrics. Chose one that is silky smooth, or chiffon-like or made of relaxed linen, and that is well finished at the edges. If your top is too rough, too flimsy, or too sheer, it will look cheap.
Also, loose is good, but when a scarf top is too voluminous or extra-long, it can look like you are wearing a tablecloth.
This scarf top is an excellent example of a beautiful boho-chic scarf top. It’s on the elegant side, and the V-neckline is very flattering for a couple of reasons: 1) showing some skin is youthful, and 2) the V-neck draws your eye downward through along the center of the body, making you look long and lean. I also think this scarf top is beautiful because of the asymmetrical cut. It’s longer at the back and sides giving the top a more artsy look.
The scarf top is just one carefree style. Here are some more Bohemian tops. Also, check out my favorite type – the peasant style top.
2. Wear Flared Jeans
A well-fitting pair of flared jeans in soft faded denim color, or in white, is very west coast, very boho clothing . They look super chic with a luxurious flowy scarf top, a tunic, or boho peasant top.
Bootcut or skinnies are fine too, but if you really want that retro note- a cool pair of flares is the way to go. The bonus? Flares are great when you want to balance out wider hips.
3. Have Fun with Funky Prints
Boho outfit is all about artistic expression and involves lots of funky prints that are wild, colorful, and free-flowing.
When you want to embrace your boho side, look for pieces that showcase eye-catching prints in multiple colors. This fabulous swirl print dress has a fun boho vibe. I’ve elevated the look with a sophisticated clutch and patent leather sandals to appear more modern and boho-chic.
4. Try a Maxi Dress
There’s no better way to look boho than with a pretty maxi. This mixed print dress with the ruffle hem is a classic boho chic style. The off the shoulder neckline, bell sleeves, and suede block heel pumps move us into the present by aligning with current trends. A chic white bag with a structured shape gives this outfit more of an Haute-hippie rather than a hippie-dippie feel.
5. Mix Prints
The best way to express your inner gypsy (I know you’re in there somewhere ) is to mix two prints. Small florals are sweet, feminine, and super boho fashion. They look beautiful combined with a geometric print within the fabric ( see maxi dress above). You can also mix prints in the same outfit. For example, mix a floral top with a paisley print skirt.
6. Layer Your Clothes
Do you watch the Netflix series Grace and Frankie? I do, and I find I am often fascinated by the way Lily Tomlin’s character, Frankie, dresses on the show. Her style personality is definitely boho and funky. It always involves a lot of layering.
A natural-looking, textured jacket, vest, or long cardigan worn over something like a wide leg halter jumpsuit, is an excellent way to look more boho. Strappy sandals or multiple necklaces and bracelets can also add layers.
One caution here: Too many layers or wearing too much “stuff” can make you look disheveled. This is a risk you run with the boho outfit, so don’t overlayer. Keep things clean and classy with just a nod to boho layering.
7. Embrace Earth Tones
Natural colors are also a key element of the boho-chic style. If you don’t care for loud colors, then you’ll love the quiet greens, gold, browns, tan, rust, taupes, blues that are synonymous with this earthy style of dressing. Natural colored leather accessories are the perfect complement to these shades. High-quality leather in modern shapes keeps it chic.
8. Add a Touch of Fringe
Fringe is fun, fringe is flirty, and fringe is a big part of the boho look. A fringe cardigan, a cute bag with a touch of fringe, or some statement sandals with fringe accents, or even fringe earrings are a great way to add a little boho to your look. To keep it classy, not trashy, and very now, stick to less fringe than more.
9. Have Fun with Palazzo Pants
Wide, flowy palazzo pants that swish as you walk are so Haute-hippie! You can wear them the ‘traditional way – with a white tank and jean jacket for an easy summer look – or you can ‘funk them up’ with something like this split linen asymmetrical tunic I’m showing above.
One of the things I like about this loose-over-loose look is that it is comfy and forgiving when hiding your tummy is important to you. And let’s face it, when you’re over 40, it’s important to a lot of us! LOL!
I do recommend that you give your outfit some structure to keep it from veering into the sloppy territory, and you can do that easily with shoes and a bag that has a little structure. A circle bag is perfect. In a natural straw weave, it’s the it bag for spring and looks right at home with this relaxed outfit.
10. Express Yourself with Artsy Accessories
Large standout pieces of handmade jewelry in natural materials like leather, turquoise, beads, and precious stones bring this look to life. Hoop earrings and long funky pendants are classic boho fashion: the more unique the piece, the better. Don’t be shy about size or mixing and matching styles and colors. Boho chick style is eclectic.
Crocheted, tie-dyed, and handcrafted items or accessories with an ethnic vibe are right on too! A floppy felt hat is the ultimate accessory when it comes to boho attire.
Are you a boho babe, or would you like to try it out? Have you seen the way I added a Boho touch to a pair of classic shorts? Check out my Boho-lite summer outfit!
What is this Bohemian frenzy, you ask? The craze first started around the 1950s/19060s by hippie travelers wearing visibly eclectic clothing, taking influence from every land they set their foot in. Bohemian dressing expressed the hippie free-spirited lifestyle back in the day, and then returned after a couple of decades. It has officially taken over runways, red carpets, and even bridal collections (remember Kate Moss’s rehearsal dinner dress?). Dreamcatchers, everything with pom-poms, printed dresses, mystic jewelry with a whimsical mix of rich cultures like Indian, Egyptian, Moroccan, Turkish and parts of South America – boho is everywhere. And, words like “boho-chic’ and ‘boho’ are all from the Bohemian order too.
So, we’ll take you on a quaint and fanciful ride to discuss Bohemian style dressing. Stay with me and let’s trip on this together.
19 Best Bohemian Style Outfit Ideas
Let’s discuss styling ideas and understand how to infuse the Bohemian elements into your wardrobe. However, remember that this list is not conclusive. Every little detail adds to the overall output, so take a cue and build on it.
1. Long Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses alone give you a million options to keep up with the Bohemian vibe. Prints like paisley, floral, flowing, geometric, and eclectic ones define your look further. Pair them with a statement neckpiece and/or bandana, gladiator or pom-pom sandals, and a huge finger ring to match the occasion. You could also throw on a printed denim vest or a fur jacket.
2. Short Dresses
A short kaftan or flowing dress in handloom, cotton or linen fabric makes for a perfect boho-chic outfit. Add long, oxidized silver jewelry, feather earrings, pom-pom accessories, and nude boots.
3. Long Skirts
Long printed skirts in paisley or floral prints with a plain tank top, floral head wrap or floppy hat, and maybe a pair of boots if you wish (or wedges) are all fun choices that truly speak boho. Take it a step ahead with a plaid or flannel shirt tied around your waist.
4. Maxi Skirts
If you have just joined the Bohemian bandwagon and want to take it slow, start with maxi skirts – or the latest knotted maxi skirt style. They are uber chic, rather boho-chic, and make the perfect option for hippie style clothing.
5. Harem Pants Or What Some May Call Hippie Pants
The first thing that comes to my head when I think of anything boho or hippie is harem or dhoti pants paired with a tank top, scarf, a head accessory, loose wavy curls, and a frayed leather bag. You just don’t have to try hard with this attire.
6. Boho-Chic Tops
Paisley printed tanks tops, shirts, pom-pom tunics, ruffled off-shoulders with maxi skirts or dhoti pants fit the hippie fashion bill perfectly.
7. Bohemian Style Evening Dresses
Bohemian style evening dresses are very unlike the usual fast trends, so when you think of an evening dress, it will not be your typical LBD or sequinned dress. Anything flowy, cascading, long or printed gives you that boho look. Needless to say, add statement jewelry.
8. Flared Or Patchwork Patterned Jeans
Jeans with a flare, frays or with patchwork are considered boho. Go with a plain shirt, tank or tunic and add layers like scarves or vests.
You can spot a Bohemian woman when you see one. Printed jumpsuits in rustic colors and their undertones are a comfortable way of adding the boho vibe to your everyday attire. Braid your hair or accessorize it with a bandana, and apply bronzer and eye makeup to take it to the next level.
10. Bohemian Printed Kurtis
There’s so much you can do with kurtis. Your best bet is handloom kurtis in old style prints like ikat, pochampally, baltic, etc., that give you the perfect Bohemian look.
11. Denim Or Fur Jackets
Add a layer of denim or fur vests/jackets to your Bohemian outfits to go all out. Especially denim jackets with patchwork, suzani embroidery, etc., are just too perfect.
12. Nude Colored Boots
When it comes to boots, nude or camel colored shoes with patchwork or frayed edges of any length add a boho charm to your outfit.
13. Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator sandals, especially the ones with pom-poms, are modern, yet mystic – just how boho-chic should be. The knee length ones go with dresses, skirts, and shorts, while the ankle length ones go with kurtis, ankle length jeans, and long skirts.
14. Tribal And Chunky Jewelry
Just add a chunky statement necklace, a big finger ring, a silver nose pin or a septum ring, and see the difference it makes to your outfit. You do not have to wear everything at once, but one piece at a time can transform you into a remarkably Bohemian lass.
Floppy hats are a thing and are an integral part of the hippie fashion statements. A pair of shorts with a tunic, nude boots or gladiators, frayed leather handbag and a floppy hat – a summer outfit that screams boho.
16. Bandanas Or Floral Hair Accessories
Here’s another hippie style that has found its way into fashion. It not only saves you from a bad hair day but can also make you look boho effortlessly.
17. Hippie Handbags
Afghani Kutch work bags or huge wallets and leather bags with distressed edges in crimson, nude or brown add up to your look. Imagine this – a long printed skirt, gladiators, bandana, brown lipstick, feather earrings, and a sling bag. It cannot get any more boho and chic!
As we discussed, the best way to add boho elements to your outfit is by adding layers and wearing outfits that are flowing and flouncy. Add a geometric printed scarf to beef up your outfit instantly.
19. Oversized Sunglasses
I’m sure you’ve already noticed that oversized and round sunglasses are so in right now. And, you’ve guessed it right – they bring in the boho vibe too. So, add that to your list.
I’m a sucker for Bohemian style dresses not because I’m a hippie at heart but because I relate to the vibe. Also, being a hippie is directly proportional to boho, but boho is not necessarily hippie. This style blurred all geographical boundaries and welded cultures as far as fashion is concerned. I can go on about this all night! I’ll simply let you go and explore the boho world. Remember to drop a message in the comment section about your favorite boho style piece.
After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.
Boho weddings have become one of the staple styles throughout the world of ceremonies and receptions – as well as bridal gown designs. The freedom, the flow, the connection to nature, and the undeniable pieces of comfort that go into events dressed in such a theme – bohemian flavours aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
In fact, they have become an increasingly popular style of wedding with boho inspirations that range from glam to vintage. But, you may be scratching your head at what exactly constitutes a boho wedding.
What Is A Bohemian Wedding?
Firstly, let’s begin with the word “bohemian,” which, according to Dictionary.com, means “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts”.
To identify a wedding as bohemian – or boho – means the same thing. It’s an unconventionally-styled event, full of artistry, and extra romanticism as well. Think of fairy-tales but with a plug of woodland enchantment instead of princess royalty.
Most bohemian themes or styles are inspired by 1970’s flair. Think flowing hair and fabrics, Mother Nature’s best details such as wildflowers and lush greens, extra bouts of texture on the tables, delicacy, and romance woven through elements such as soft cotton and wood.
Look to the outdoors for even more ideas and inspiration and then soften them up with a woman’s touch. It’s everything you would see in a true “fairy’s” dream without too much fuss or crispness around the edges.
What is Bohemian Style?
Bohemian style, also often called boho chic or boho fashion is a style of dressing that was made popular by the flower children or “hippies” in the 1960s and 1970s. Flowy, unstructured silhouettes, head-bands, eye-catching prints, vibrant colours, over-sized sunglasses, junk jewellery, open-toed sandals, and natural fabrics were some of the elements that characterised this style. Later, this style was adopted by many celebrities, the most well-known being Sienna Miller and Kate Moss, who made this style their own. In fact, both these stunning women have been called boho-chic icons for the wonderful way in which they carried off the boho vibe. Also associated with music festivals like Woodstock and Coachella, the style statement was flaunted by celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski among others. You can rock the style statement too by incorporating some of the key boho elements in your look.
What are the Elements of Bohemian Style?
Layering is key
Bohemian style1 is all about achieving an unfettered, relaxed look. Inspired by the gypsies who pretty much wore everything they owned as they travelled, the look is not about matching your clothes or coordinating a theme perfectly. It’s more about putting together eclectic elements from your wardrobe to create a harmonious gypsy chic look.
Tip: Wear a fringed tunic with a deep cleavage over a bralette. You could add a short jacket over it for further layering. Team with denim shorts and accessorise with plenty of junk jewellery.
Bohemian Style: Layering is key
Fitted dresses, mini-skirts, and structured silhouettes do not lend well to the style statement. You should aim to look cool and casual in long, flowy silhouettes… think maxi skirts and peasant dresses. Oversized shirts and unstructured tunics are also a good bet. Comfort is key!
Tip: If you want to give yourself a slimmer silhouette in unstructured boho outfits, team them with fitted pieces like a short denim jacket or leggings. You could also cinch your waist with a broad tan leather belt.
Bohemian Style: Maxi skirts and dress
The best kind of Bohemian style bargains is to be found in flea markets. The proponents of Bohemian style believe strongly in sustainability through reuse and recycling. Hence, if you want to be a true Bohemian at heart and not just to make a fashion statement, look for second-hand clothing at flea markets in your area. Not only will you find amazing vintage finds perfect for layering, but you will also be contributing to the environment as well.
Tip: Always go to a flea market with plenty of time in hand. You will need to sort through racks and racks of clothes before you find the vintage pieces you are looking for. Always look for good quality, classic pieces like jackets, coats, denim and leather that age well.
Bohemian style: Flea market finds
Fashion is one of the largest environmental polluters, so when you make your style choices, you should be conscious of the impact that your garment has on the eco-system. Avoid synthetic fibres like the plague—no nylon, spandex, acrylic, polyester, or polypropylene. Studies show that millions of plastic microfibres from synthetic textiles are washed out into the sewage system and end up polluting the ocean.
So opt for natural fibres like wool, cruelty-free silk and organically farmed and ethically sourced plant fibres like bamboo, linen, cotton, jute and hemp. Organic is the keyword here because, for instance, regular cotton, while being a natural fibre, is a highly pesticide-intensive crop that requires a huge amount of water and toxic dyes and bleach to process.
Tip: Avoid toxic dyes by buying fabrics that come in natural shades like cream, light brown and pale green or have been coloured with natural dyes.
Bohemian style: Go natural
In keeping with the style philosophy of supporting local crafts and artisans, avoid buying run-of-the-mill baubles by big brands and choose handmade and locally-sourced accessories created by skilled artisans instead. For instance, you could flaunt terracotta and shell jewellery by Bengal craftsmen, bamboo and coin jewellery by artisans from the north-east and unique bidri bangles from Karnataka.
Tip: Add plenty of pizzazz to your outfit by adding a chunky necklace made of silver, wood, cloth or glass beads. Wear dangling gypsy earrings —we love the dream-catcher variety with feathers or vibrant threads and beads; a big statement finger ring and an eye-catching nose pin will complete the look.
Bohemian Style: Junk jewellery
To create a signature style look, choose your accessories wisely—think belts, scarves, hats and headbands! These multipurpose and versatile style accessories will give you a free-spirited, happy look. Start stocking up on colourful scarves in pretty prints that can be worn around your neck, as a headband, around your shoulders like a shawl, and on your waist as a belt.
Bohemian Style: Accessorise like a boss
Belts are very useful when it comes to Bohemian clothing because of the shape that they give to loose, unstructured garments. Pick up options in leather, crochet or macramé, beads, metals—the options are endless.
Invest in Bohemian footwear. Make sure your shoe rack has a selection of suede ankle boots, gladiator or open-toed sandals, and clogs.
Purses and bags: A Bohemian bag or purse is essential in putting together an easy-going look. Choose an oversized hobo with fringes, a cross-body sling in distressed leather and fringes; a large floppy purse or a classic canvas messenger bag!
Tip: Pretty hats will help you channel that ultimate badass style vibe. Pick a cowboy hat or a pretty floppy one, or even a chic fedora over your loose wavy girls to nail the look. Hats which have boho-inspired tassels, charms or stripes on the headband will add more authenticity. Team with a loose tunic cinched with a leather belt, frayed denim shorts, and knee-length gladiator sandals.
One of the key elements of Bohemian style is the signature embellishments that are used on clothing and accessories. Tassels, fringes, feathers, lucky charms, and embroidery is liberally used on clothes, bags, jackets, shawls, and tops. Fringes are made from leather, rope or yarn and used on boots, bags, jackets, and tops. With its emphasis on handmade creations, Bohemian outfits are often created out of or embellished with crochet, lace and macramé.
Tip: Embroidery in predominantly floral motifs adds an artistic gypsy vibe to your outfit. You could also use appliques, crystals, sequins, beads, and lace to adorn your clothes and accessories.
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Stand out in this special mini dress from our Bali collection featured in gorgeous lace and embroidered fabrication with strappy back detail and scalloped bottom hem for added dimension.
Florentia White Crochet Lace Skater Dress
The delicate details on the Lulus Florentia White Crochet Lace Skater Dress make it hard to resist! A plunging V-neck stuns in the centre of a fitted, nude-coloured sleeveless bodice, with an eye-catching overlay of crochet lace. A fitted waist tops a flared skater skirt. Hidden back zipper/clasp.
Heart of Marigold Navy Blue Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress
Win them over every time with the Lulus Heart of Marigold Navy Blue Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress! White floral print embellishes breezy woven rayon as it drapes into a sultry surplice bodice, framed by fluttering short sleeves. Wrapping maxi skirt secures via two adjustable ties at the waist.
Mandala Daydream Blue Print Maxi Dress
Get swept up in the swirling blueprint as you marvel at the Lulus Mandala Daydream Blue Print Maxi Dress! Lightweight woven fabric forms this long-sleeve stunner with a deep V-neckline and tying sash at the waist. A thigh-high slit adds sultry detail to the breezy maxi skirt.
Your Tule Black Daisy Print Maxi Dress
Visions of meadows, soft wind, and cattails are brought to mind by the Lulus Yours Tule Black Daisy Print Maxi Dress! This elegantly simple Boho maxi is composed of lovely and lightweight woven fabric that is scattered with sweet little daisies. A relaxed-fit bodice falls from adjustable spaghetti straps and V neck. Hidden front pockets are an added convenience.
Every Rose Mini Dress
Our favourite combination of floral, femme and flirty, this mini dress from For Love & Lemons is featured in the sweetest fit-and-flare silhouette with puff sleeves and centre cut-out detail for added shape.
Lou Jean Babydoll Dress
So sweet denim mini dress featured in a babydoll silhouette with puffed sleeves.
Seasons In The Sea Midi Dress
Free and effortless midi dress from our FP Beach collection featured in a soft, textured fabrication with scoop neck and exaggerated sleeves in an exposed back, empire waist silhouette.
Fleur-tation Navy Blue Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress
Lulus Exclusive! Spend the day sippin’ sweet tea on your patio in the Lulus Fleur-tation Navy Blue Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress! Sleek, woven fabric, with a white floral print, shapes this cute dress that’s perfect for dressing up or down. Smocked off-the-shoulder bodice with short sleeves tops a cascading high-low skirt, with a ruffled side slit.
Heart of Marigold Rust Red Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress
Win them over every time with the Lulus Heart of Marigold Rust Red Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress! Beige floral print embellishes breezy woven rayon as it drapes into a sultry surplice bodice, framed by fluttering short sleeves. Wrapping maxi skirt secures via two adjustable ties at the waist.
Sign of the Times White and Navy Blue Leaf Print Maxi Dress
Be ahead of the trends in the Lulus Sign of the Times White and Navy Blue Leaf Print Maxi Dress! Lightweight woven rayon, with a navy blue leaf print, shapes short kimono sleeves and a surplice bodice with modesty snap. Elastic, and attached sash belt, cinch the waist above the slit maxi skirt.
What are the key elements of the style?
Flowy, unstructured silhouettes, head-bands, eye-catching prints, vibrant colours, oversized sunglasses, junk jewellery, open-toed sandals, and natural fabrics are some of the elements that characterised this style.
What kind of accessories should I use for a Bohemian style look?
To achieve a Bohemian look, accessorise with belts, scarves, hats and headbands!
Pick up belts in leather, crochet or macramé, beads and metals; footwear like suede ankle boots, gladiator or open-toed sandals, and clogs; bags or purses with tassels; hats like cowboy hats, or floppy ones, straw hats or even chic fedoras.
What kind of jewellery should you wear with these clothes?
Buy junk or tribal handmade jewellery made by local craftsmen and artisans. Opt for bamboo, metal, terracotta, shell and coin jewellery. Accessories made with feathers, beads, threads, and tassels also look beautiful.
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If we’re being honest, boho style is one of those aesthetics that never truly goes away. Sure, you may associate specific motifs, silhouettes, and details (floral prints, maxi dresses, and embroidery, to name a few) with the style. However, there are some things inspired by the styles once associated with the ’60s and ’70s that have filtered through into today’s biggest trends. Case in point: prairie dresses and Western details.
Perhaps today’s boho outfits no longer look like those that were seen at Woodstock, but it’s safe to say that some of the biggest bohemian-inspired trends have made their way to the surface of the fashion industry. Whether it’s exaggerated ruffled collars or an elevated take on fringe trim, there’s a new way fashion girls are sporting bohemian style right now—and it’s good.
Ahead, check out how It girls are putting together chic bohemian looks. Even if you don’t think boho style is for you, these looks might convince you otherwise. And for those of you who do, don’t worry: There’s a fair share of floral prints and embroidery here.
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