“Bohemian Fashion”- lately introduced as “Boho” or “Boho Chic”- The trend originated from artists and nomads, who usually had limited money to invest on clothing and thus wore older clothes and unfashionable designs. This styling was widely adopted across the globe due to hippie movement of the late 1960’s and 1970’s which comprised of few aspects like the long dresses with its flowing and carefree aesthetic same as the Bohemian fashion. Henceforth bohemian turned to Boho Chic, which also absorbed elements from the characteristics of Romanies and developed immensely into a prominent line of clothing.
A dominant factor of the Bohemian style is its flexibility in motion. Instead of tight pieces, bohemian dressers prefer baggy, flowy, comfortable, vintage clothing teamed with ethnic inspired accessories and natural-looking hair and makeup to complete the look. This kind of clothing emphasizes concern for the environment so natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, velvet, chiffon, silk, leather, suede and fur are used. Styles are usually flared and available in a variety of colors and patterns, although ethnic patterns are familiar. Natural tones for example, white, beige, brown, earthy reds, oranges and dark greens are preferred. Romantic touch like flower patterns and laces are generally included. Layering is the key in Boho fashion. Mismatched items in colors or patterns are usually paired that wouldn’t traditionally be worn together.
Women wear scarves, vests, jackets, and skirts in unfamiliar way’s. Popular items are a simple maxi skirt, neutral-colored ankle boots, chic head wraps and hairbands, a printed maxi dress, gladiator sandals, knit cardigans and sweaters, a floppy brimmed Hat, tunic T-shirts and blouses, geometric eye-catching prints, chunky earthy jewelry, a hippie-chic purse, a versatile vest, flared jeans, gaucho pants, harem pants, big sunglasses and over sized patterned scarves. These combinations creates a vagabond, thrown together their look aims to be relaxed yet fashionable.
It is not always as readily identifiable as women’s clothing, bohemian fashion for men includes many of the same influences. Layering here would be an outfit that includes a pair of loose slacks or distressed jeans topped with a T-shirt, button down shirt or sweater paired with a scarf and vest. Jewelry would be bracelets and rings teamed with a hat to complete the look. Certain looks that you can never go wrong with is lightened denim front, hand painted graphics, floral shirts, suede throw-overs, leather sandals and scarf draped loosely.
Seen from the Western perspective, bohemian fashion has always embraced rich cultures. Not surprisingly, Bohemians have always drawn inspiration from culturally-rich countries like India, Turkey, Egypt and South America. India has always been an inspiration for bohemian fashion with its spectacular prints, silver jewelry and fabrics like mulmul and cotton. Bohemians love to splatter themselves with Indian patterns like tie-dye, paisley, and floral. Besides these, indigenous silver jewelry and turban-style wrap have also been liberally borrowed by them. Boho chic trend is eternal and is always used in Indian fashion every season. Do not forget to have a glimpse at our collection and give your feedback.