Bohemian dressing can be best described as the unconventional form of dressing. Another term for it could be ‘non-traditional’. Boho style lovers love flowy and breezy silhouettes, paisley prints, eclectic clothing and well are dreamy romantics! They are not your usual people. They are usually artists, musicians or anybody that stays away from the mainstream culture.
To dress bohemian, one needs to be inspired by the lifestyle of a bohemian spirit which is characterised by being free-spirited, care-free, individualism, creativity and a nomadic lifestyle if you’ll have one. This is what makes somebody bohemian and the style comes with it. You don’t follow the mainstream fashion. You dress what you are - free and easy!
Let’s look at some of the basic elements to dress like a true bohemian. These elements are crucial when you consider the bohemian lifestyle and fashion.
Use of Natural Material : Bohemians are nature lovers. They would prefer natural material and fabrics over synthetic ones. Hand knitted and crafted clothes and fabrics are much favored by people who want to adopt the bohemian dressing. Cotton, linen, velvet, silk, leather, suede, fur are some of the favored fabrics on because of them being natural. Hand Crocheted clothing is therefore very popular and loved among the bohemian community. And wooden, silver accessories is much favored over plastic. And also, leather and canvas bags over any synthetic fabric bags.
Paisleys, Flowers and Embroideries: Bohemian dressing involves a lot of paisley prints and textures for it’s quaint and mystic feel and vibe. There is a lot of flower embroideries and prints which are usually very vibrant and colorful and if not then in earthy colors of browns and beige. An embroidered bag or a clothing piece is a must in any bohemian’s closet. Embroidered panels on denims is also very popular and loved if you choose bohemian dressing.
Romantic Silhouettes: Long maxi dresses with flowy silhouettes is strong bohemian staple. Silk dresses with beautiful prints and embroideries, breezy contours and thin straps, which sometimes are halter necks are loved by the bohemian women. Accessorize them with long necklaces and layered jewellery and a bohemian head gear or a bandana for a perfect bohemian dressing look.
Bandanas Or Head Ties: You cannot be a bohemian if you choose not to pull this one off. Ties that work multi ways as head ties, bag ties and bandanas are very popular. Wear them a little back on the hairline so that it almost looks like an halo.
Gladiator/ Strappy Sandals: It is just not a bohemian thing to wear flip flops! Probably because they are made out of plastic. But bohemians have their own option to deal with summer footwear woes. They choose strappy leather sandals that look polished and fashionable. What’s more is that they come in various styles. While ankle length are much loved, there are also knee-high sandals that look badass below a dress.