While putting together an bohemian style inspiration board on Pinterest, I realized that boho can be interpreted in a lot of different ways. It was fascinating to discover the various directions you could take a bohemian look, which makes it a great and versatile dressing style. What style do you gravitate toward? (I’m mostly admire hippie boho, but I’m loving the gypsy style. I must get some bohemian pieces in the summer and try the layering them next winter with warm pieces and boots.)
This look is laid back, but with some edge. Mix in some bolder and more glamourous elements such as leather, glitter, or animal print to get that rock star appeal. Black always adds a touch of edge as well. Think Penny Lane from Almost Famous, Zoe Kravitz, and Ke$ha.
This style has a European influence. It’s characterized by full skirts, scarves, layered jewelry, and mixing menswear pieces like boots, hats, and vests. This style also works well in winter with heavier fabrics like fur, corduroy, and velvet. Think traveling caravan and Simza from Sherlock Holmes 2.
A more polished bohemian, this look is grown up and sharp, but still retains the laid back and natural boho aesthetics. Good for those who love the bohemian look, but need to look more professional. Mix relaxed pieces with more fitted ones, look for boho prints, and make use of accessories to keep your boho flair. Think Kate Hudson and Anthropologie.
Ethnic bohemian is inspired by the aesthetics of foreign cultures. Look for handmade jewelry, ethnic prints, and natural fabrics. Even better if it’s the real deal. Think World Market and Erykah Badu.
This look is inspired by the hippies in the 60s and 70s. Lots of loose natural fabrics in mixed prints, floppy hats, brightly colored crochet/knit pieces, worn in denim, and hair accessories such as feathers, headbands, and flower crowns. And don’t forget the tie dye! Think Woodstock/Bonnaroo and Across the Universe.