From the heart of every bohemian, flows individuality, love, passion, freedom and a lack of conformity. A bohemian lifestyle is not only a state of mind, but also a powerful sense of style. Gypsy-inspired fashion effortlessly embodies what it means to be artistic, ethereal, and free-spirited. With the much-anticipated arrival of summer, it’s never been a more beautiful time to get in touch with your inner flower child. Think cool, breathable maxi dresses in stunning tribal prints and lace-up sandals in gorgeous earth tones. Keep scrolling for 10 tips to amp up your everyday bohemian style!
1. Go With The Flow
Every free-spirited babe knows the power of an effortless, flowy piece. Flowing skirts, maxi dresses, kimonos, palazzo pants and bell sleeves are all essential to a beautiful bohemian wardrobe. When the summer sun comes out to play, you’ll be grateful for the ability to move and breathe. Can we just spend our lives frolicking barefoot in a field of flowers, while our dresses swoosh dramatically around us?!
2. Get Playful With Prints
From geometric designs to feminine florals, the options are endless when incorporating boho-inspired prints into your wardrobe. Opt for bold patterns, stripes, or soft blooms to achieve a care-free, stylish statement that’s sure to turn heads.
3. Adorn Your Body From Head To Toe
Just like a gypsy is nothing without her gems, a bohemian look isn’t complete without the perfect jewelry to compliment it. Try pairing chunky statement gems and stones with dainty pieces and layering necklaces and rings. For the ultimate statement, experiment with a selection of arm cuffs, body chains and jewelry that’s perfect for wandering feet.
4. Rock Out In Vintage Band Tees
Embrace your inner music festival queen and make room in your wardrobe for some rad graphic tees! Whether you’re a Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, or Grateful Dead kind of gal, a slightly distressed music tee is the perfect piece to add some rock & roll gypsy vibes to any look. Pair one with flared or destroyed jeans and a funky belt and you’ll be ready to groove!
5. Step Out In Sandals And Booties
When a flower child goes out on the town, you can be sure to find her in a pair of earthy gladiator sandals (often styled with flowy pieces such as maxi dresses and skirts) or edgy booties (killer when paired with destroyed denim and a breezy blouse). You’re in luck – there are so many gorgeous shoe options out there to help you add that extra little bit of boho lovin’ to your everyday style!
6. Accessorize With Wide-Brimmed And Floppy Hats
There’s no better way to complete a swoon-worthy bohemian look than by styling it with a hat infused with a western influence. A Coachella staple, wide-brimmed hats exude dreamy, lost-in-the-desert vibes. The addition of the perfect hat to your closet has the ability to transform your style into one that even the most stylish of wanderers dream of.
7. Denim Is Always A Good Idea
Denim is an all-American classic, and a fashionable symbol of a free, adventurous lifestyle. The right jeans have the power to change your style (and quite frankly, your life). When styling your 70’s-inspired ensemble, experiment with jeans that feature high waistlines, flared bottoms, distressed details and split tones. Incorporate a denim jacket with a vintage wash or embroidered details for a cool denim on denim vibe.
8. Have Fun With Fringe
There’s something about a little fringe that makes life incredibly fun, so it’s no surprise that it’s a go-to for fun-loving bohèmes all over the world. Pick up a fringe clutch or backpack to carry your essentials, or a fringe jacket to toss over your shoulders on chilly nights. Not only will the addition of fringe to your wardrobe make it instantly more boho chic, but it’s also versatile enough to take you from the desert to a dinner date downtown. You won’t want to stop shakin’ it!
9. Mix Leather And Lace
The embracing of both femininity and attitude is at the heart of the bohemian spirit. When styling a free-spirited look, be fearless in marrying soft and tough to create something beautiful. A flowy, lace top with a leather jacket and palazzo pants can give you the confidence to play with your feminine side while also embracing your inner rock & roll gypsy.
10. Know Where To Shop
The key to acquiring stunning bohemian pieces for your wardrobe is knowing where to shop for them. Head to your local thrift shop or browse Depop for authentic, vintage pieces. If thrifting isn’t your cup of tea, visit brands like Free People, Spell & the Gypsy Collective, Stone Cold Fox, For Love & Lemons, Cleobella, and Jen’s Pirate Booty to discover gorgeous pieces that’ll make your bohemian heart go boom-boom.