Bohemian style is not just about crop tops and denim cut offs.
Bohemian style is about a mood, a carefree brand of slightly louche styling that has very little to do with trends and has been around for generations though it received its biggest moment in the spotlight in the 1970s, which is why we are seeing a revival in Bohemian Style, as part of the 1970s macro trend.
Now, we are not suggesting that you should invest in the full-on Boho style of the 60s or 70s, but we are saying that it is perfectly possible to add a hint of laid-back Boho sex appeal in your 50s, 60s and beyond by pinching some Bohemian style, including relaxed layers, mixed fabrics and bold jewellery.
Boho ladies we love …
Rock’s original Bohemian, the legendary Ms Stevie Nicks – Rock on gold-dust women …
Florence Welch’s ability to perfectly combine Boho pieces of the 60s and 70s with stunning modern pieces make her the perfect modern muse.
Stylist Rachel Zoe has really nailed Californian Boho. She has styled pretty much every A-lister with her unique take on the look and is never seen without a Boho edge to her look.
How to do Boho Style
Prints, prints, prints – whether it is a voluminous, bold-printed kaftan for a lazy Sunday afternoon, or a stunning trophy jacket to be worked with a crisp white shirt and your favourite jeans, prints play a big part in the grown up Boho arsenal. That said, steer clear of fluorescent tie dye!
Time to become a magpie – stunning jewellery pieces are a must, individual statement pieces work well for a Boho eveningwear look or adorn your arms and hands with stackable pieces that look stunning with a white t-shirt and jeans.
Accessories – these should be laidback – cross body bags in rich fabrics, long printed scarves ideal for draping around your neck or wrapping up your hair for those early morning starts – style with linen for an instant bohemian vibe. Floppy hats are also part of the go-to Boho uniform, but only add if you don’t feel you look as though you are in fancy-dress.
Layering – layering is key to the bohemian style – blouses, vests, scarves, jackets all worn at once but carefully mixed so fabrics/weights balance. Also, don’t be afraid to play with structure – throw an amazing belt around an oversized midi or maxi dress and style with gladiator sandals for a day in the park.
Wardrobe staples to put a bit of Boho in your life.
Maxi and Midi Dresses
Kick Flare Jeans
(though in fact any blue-jeans will do if you worry kick-flares could resemble fancy-dress)
(as a layering component)
(embellished, beaded, printed)
So consider embracing your inner gypsy by adding a little bohemian to your summer style in 2019.