The concept of boho-chic style has been flitting in and out of our cultural concept for hundreds of years. While the bohemian style associated with the 21st century is pretty much worlds away from the original traveling “Bohemians,” there is still a hint of their influence in this popular style.
When you get dressed in the morning, you are putting together a creative ensemble that expresses aspects of your personality and inner self. If you feel constrained by a sense of what it is “normal” to wear, you might find that you are drawn to having a bohemian wardrobe.
Are you hoping to build up the pieces of your wardrobe to compose a full bohemian style? Let's take a look at 10 must-have items for this season and those to come!
1. A Unique Maxi Dress
There are so many gorgeous bohemian-style maxi dresses out there to choose from. With bold patterns, gorgeous prints, and lace detailing, you can find countless options for a show-stopping, floor-sweeping dress.
These are great for wearing with wedge sandals and chunky jewelry when you're going out on a beachy date night. You can also add a denim vest to dress this down or a distressed and slouchy sweater. Don't forget to wear your neutral ankle boots with this look!
2. A Wide-Brim Hat
Another staple of bohemian clothing is a wide brim hat. Whether you choose to go beachy or wild-west with this one is totally up to you. This is a component that can really make you stand out and let your personality shine on the outside.
Consider wearing a floppy brand felt hat during the fall or winter with a slouchy sweater and distressed skinny jeans. During the summer, bearing a simple straw hat with a sundress, big sunglasses, and sandals will make you look (and feel!) like a movie star.
3. Breezy, Loose Tanks
When you think of a beachy, Bohemian style, one of the first things that come to mind are effortless, strappy, breezy little tops. Find yourself a couple of loose cami tanks that are effortless, earthy, and perfect for wearing alone or layering.
4. Eclectic Jewelry
When you're in the market for bohemian jewelry, the goal is to load yourself up with unique, eclectic pieces. There is no shame in layering when you're going for a bohemian look, which makes jewelry shopping all the more fun.
One of the best ways to find boho jewelry is to head to flea markets, antique stores, thrift stores, or to make your own. You can also wander through handcrafted artisan fairs or look on Etsy. Jewelry that incorporates natural elements like turquoise, coral, wood, suede, or stone gets extra points on the boho scale.
Consider layering necklaces when you are going for a boho style and incorporating some statement earrings. Another great addition is beaded bracelets that are colorful, playful, and beg to be layered.
5. A Boho Chic Purse
One of the things that will tie your bohemian wardrobe together is your boho-chic purse. There are a lot of options here, including suede, cloth, leather, and fringe. These purses can be small or oversized depending on your preferences.
If you frequent festivals or concerts, cross-body bags can be the perfect way to keep your possessions safe and your hands-free. Rattan circle-shaped bags are also trendy right now, which can help to bring your outfit down to earth.
6. An Eye-Catching Swimsuit and Boho Cover Up
Every free-spirited girl needs the perfect bathing suit to wear when frolicking on the beach. Whether you are going for a one-piece or a strappy bikini, it's hard to go wrong here. The goal is simply to let your personality shine through your ensemble while being comfortable along the way.
Cover-ups are also a great way to incorporate boho style into your wardrobe. Naturally loose and breezy, find yourself a beachy cover-up like this pink crochet tassels cover-up.
7. A Midi or Maxi Skirt
Maxi or midi skirts are perfect as a staple piece in your bohemian wardrobe. You can wear them again and again with more bold pieces while being effortlessly comfortable and stylish at the same time.
You can wear a comfortable maxi skirt with a floppy sun hat and a solid-colored crop top for an awesome and easy outdoor outfit.
8. Neutral Ankle Boots
If you're committed to the boho style, you are definitely going to want to grab some cute ankle booties. You can either go with a tall heel or a shorter one, but you'll want to make sure that you don't go beyond what is comfortable for you.
You can wear these booties with so many different outfits. You can wear them with skirts and dresses, with flare leg jeans, and even with shorts.
9. Boho Hairbands or Headwraps
When you're going for a boho-chic style, don't forget about your hair! Whether you go full-on headwraps or hairbands, this is a great accessory if you're opting not to wear a hat.
10. Leather Sandals
Is there anything more classically boho than Birkenstock-style sandals? Perfect for a super casual day at the beach or in class, this is a must-have for any warm weather occasion.
Boho Chic Style: Is It For You?
There's no reason for getting dressed in the morning to be constraining or grim. When you put on your outfit for the day, you want to feel your best and feel like you are being your honest self. For some people, this means rocking a boho-chic style.
Is it time for you to express your creative side by adopting a bohemian style? If so, check out our collection of bohemian beach dresses here.