Boho, short for bohemian, typifies a style of dress inspired by the lifestyle of free spirits and hippies of the 1960s and 1970s. I guess you could call it, the style of my era!! Lol! In that spirit, today I’m sharing a cute boho outfit you can style now and into the winter.
So, just what is bohemian style? It typically includes any or all of the following fashion elements:
Booties (or sandals in warm weather)
Maxi skirts or dresses
Textures, as in suede, lace, or patchwork
Most importantly, the look needs to reflect a free and easy feel that is typical of the boho lifestyle.
The Boho Outfit
The Bootcut Jeans
In the ’70s, flared jeans were the only kind to wear. We wore them long–right to the floor. Usually with a frayed hem, too, which was a consequence of wearing them so long! Lol! The flared style, bootcut, or bell-bottom is staging a big comeback as we’ve gotten a little bored of skinny jeans as the only style.
But there is a big difference in the jeans today. Most are proportioned for short, regular and tall sizes and that makes a big difference to those of us outside the “regular” designation. Take these bootcut jeans. They are called “Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans” meaning the flare starts below the knee and gently flares out. This is the best style for my shorter legs–they have just the right flare to be flattering on my frame. I’m guessing you would find them to be flattering, too.
The Floral Top
A floral top that’s relaxed and flowy? Oh, yeah, that meets the boho criteria. And the floral print on this top is so perfect with jeans. You could also dress it up with red velvet pants for the holidays or a dressier look. Hey, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, too! Gulp!
Pretty velvet ribbon highlights make the top stand out. The romantic sleeves have puffed shoulders, adding to the bohemian style and along with those needed details.
Loft makes this pretty floral pattern in these three styles (pick one up on sale!):
The boho look often included a bandana tied around the hair. An update for that is the velvet headband. (Similar velvet headband in teal, and similar headband here in green and blue. Velvet headbands have been trending this fall, so I substituted one of those for the bandana. I especially love the bling on this blue velvet band. Adding a headband is an inexpensive way to add interest to your look.
Long drop earrings are another hallmark of the boho period. My earrings are from my favorite boutique, Salon Zinnia and Lifestyle Boutique, and are a free trade product, made by women in South America. I love that!
These open-toe booties combine the bootie and the sandal feel of the bohemian era. Honestly, these leather shoes are so comfortable! Walking through the mall the other day, I got three compliments on these shoes! Maybe it was the Itty Bitty Bootcuts, however, as I think they really change up your look.
A red shoulder bag adds contrast and pulls out the red in the top. Shoulder bags were big in the ’60s and ’70s and were quite long with fringe.
SHOP THE POST
Are you ready to style–or style once again–a boho outfit? You’ll love the relaxed and easy feel of this look. For some of us, it brings back memories from an earlier time!