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14 Boho Style Essentials Dress Like a Boho-Chic Fashionista


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Jan 19, 2024
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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.

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Boho Hippie style with aztec print poncho, tupe ctop top, layered necklace, flare jeans
boho country outfit
casual boho outfit
sporty boho outfit

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.

Free People Boho Maxi Dress
reformation Boho Maxi Dress

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.

Faithfull The Brand Maxi Skirt
Farm Rio Maxi Skirt

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.

Free People Cropped Top
Cider Crochet Top

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.

Free People Harem Pants
Cider Harem Pants

5. Embroidered or Patterned Flared Jeans​

Lightly distressed flared jeans with frays and patchwork are vital garments of any modern boho fashion style.

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.

Free People Embroidered Flared Jeans
Wranger Flared Jeans

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.

Cleobella Paisley Pattern Top
Love Stitch Paisley Pattern Peasant Blouse

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.

Free People Slouchy Cardigans
Farm Rio Slouchy Cardigans

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.

Free People Poncho
Lovestitch Poncho

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.

Free People Bohemian Ankle Boots
Anthropologie Bohemian Ankle Boots

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.

Free People Gladiator Sandals
Boden Gladiator Sandals

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.

Oliver Bonas Layered Beads Neklace
Free People Layered Beads Neklace

12. Bandanas and Floral Hairbands​

Bandanas are hippie accessories that have found their way into Boho-chic fashion.

Recommended Brands: Cider, Free People.

Free People Bohemian Headband
Cider Bohemian Headband

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.

Free People Hoop Earings
Oliver Bonas Hoop Earrings

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.

Cleobella Afghani Kutch Bag
Free People Carpet Bag

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