One of the most spectacular and feminine styles that exist as trends in the world of fashion is the boho or bohemian one. I have to admit that this is one of the styles I love most and the reason in quite simple: i find it endlessly feminine. There are many brands (and some are one of my favorite, as for example Zimmermann or Love Shack Fancy) that are presenting and offering collections full of bohemian pieces, which means: long dresses, lots of flowers, leather accessorise, big hats and messy hair. Well, I guess I can add also some flowers in the hair and nothing will be wrong!
Originally, the etymology of the word goes to the land of Bohemia, having been located on the territory of the present-day Czech Republic. Longing for freedom and year to break all the accepted rules and dogmatic stereotypes of the world surrounding them, the carriers of this ideology created a very specific and, indeed, unique style, serving as an irreplaceable source of inspiration even nowadays. Historically, boho is quite a young style, having originated as such in the ‘60s. So it’s the style of artists, the style of free and beautiful people and just the style of those, who want to be free! If we were to define the boho mood as such, probably we would use descriptive details like joyfulness and openness to the world. The constant search of new inventions and discoveries, the longing towards everything that’s artistic and beautiful and the absolutely free and at the same time harmonious inner world are what the boho style is actually shaped with.
The main elements of the boho style are:
- The use of natural fabrics like linen, velvet, chiffon, silk, fur, suede, leather, denim, cotton, etc.
- Multi-layered textures.
- Comfort in everything, especially regarding shoes, which are traditionally made with not too high heels, on platform or wedges.
- The lavish amount of accessories, including bracelets, sunglasses, necklaces, belts, earrings, pearls or jewels, bands, headbands etc.
- Natural tones and colors. This immediately implies the absence of neon shades.
- The existence of floral patterns, checks, ethnic-inspired prints, eclectic hints and avant-garde style accents.
- High waisted designs, flare finishes, fringes, big accessories, lace, maxi skirts, variously textured pieces, knitted details, etc.
- You shouldn’t include more than four shades in the combos if the garments you pick are already catchy and made of some attention-grabbing materials or textures. You may thus use tones like black, gray, beige, or brown as key options, spicing them up with golden, purple, red or bordeaux shades.
I have already so many nice ideas for this summer and can’t wait to wear some of my favorite pieces, as long dresses and big hats. It all reminds me of summer, vacation and a pretty wild, feminine spirit that I adore!
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