3 BOHO Style Tips
FEEL SO BOHEMIAN WITH THESE 3 BOHO STYLE TIPS
Although it was popularized in the 1960s during the height of the hippie movement, bohemian style actually dates back to the mid-19th century with the women of pre-Raphaelite paintings. These women wore long, flowing dresses and kept their soft curls hanging down their backs and shoulders, and they evoked images of woodland nymphs and fortune tellers. Today, the style is still popular, and it can even be found online, where nearly half (45%) of consumers prefer buying clothing. If you’re not sure what bohemian style looks like today, take a glance at the looks from Coachella and other music festivals.
How can you find some boho style online? Use these three style tips to add true bohemian style to your wardrobe:
Loose — not skin-tight — is the way to go
Whether you’re wearing a loose tunic or a long sundress, think loose and flowing rather than a more fitted look for boho style. Boho hippie clothes are often made from soft, gauzy fabrics, so they should fit loosely and feel lightweight rather than being tight and heavier. If you prefer more fitted clothing, however, you can accessorize with a loose shawl or long cardigan. The average woman adds about 64 pieces of clothing to her wardrobe each year, so if you’re short on boho garments, this is a good time to stock up on some staple pieces like sundresses, vests, and loose, lightweight sweaters.
Choose bold prints and designs on fabrics
A lot of bohemian fashion draws inspiration from different parts of the world, so look for floral, ikat, and even tie-dyed patterns on these garments. Patterns can give a garment a worldly look and are a great way to make a statement. Note, however, that there’s nothing wrong with plain fabrics, either. Some styles will feature intricate stitching, fringes, or lace instead to add a soft look to an outfit. If that’s the case for you, try accessorizing with a brightly colored shawl or scarf instead.
Accessorize with crystals, long necklaces and headbands
Putting an outfit together isn’t just dependent on your clothing — the accessories also matter. You can try adding crystal jewelry to your outfit as a choker or on the end of a long chain. Woven headbands and flower crowns also add a touch of boho chic to any outfit.
How do you prefer to add some boho style to your wardrobe? Tell us all about your signature look.