BOHEMIAN FASHION STYLE
Bohemian is a fashion style strongly influenced by hippie and gypsy fashion, which features natural fabrics, loose and flared fits, medieval-inspired designs, neutral & earthy shades, hand embroideries and statement accessories. The origin of the Bohemian style is strongly correlated with the bohemians, a counterculture that appeared in France after the French Revolution.
Boho-Chic (elevated bohemian, urban hippie) is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences, a combination of boho/hippie/voluminous/soft and classic/basic/form-fitted/structured elements (such as a structured leather jacket with the flouncy maxi bohemian print dress and sneakers). This is a fashion fusion that takes the classic bohemian look to a more sophisticated level. The trend was associated in late 2005, particularly with actresses Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, and Olsen Twins.
Natural materials : Cotton, linen, velvet, silk, leather, suede, denim for apparel and wooden and glass beads, natural gemstones, turquoise and pearls for accessories
Earthy/neutral warm colours : Beige, brown, earthy red, white, ochre, orange, dark green etc.
Loose, relaxed fits : Bell, trumpet, and bishop style sleeves; v necklines; off-shoulder cuts; flared pants; flowy/flouncy skirts; maxi dresses, kimonos, sarongs, breezy blouses, oversized knitted sweaters, slightly flared denim jeans or cut-off shorts
Design elements : Tassels, fringes, pom-poms, studs, embroidery, laces, crochets
Printed fabric : Floral, paisley, tie-dye, batik, ethnic, folk and ikat prints; mixed print designs
Bohemian techniques : Macramé, rattan, distressed denim, patchwork, embroidery, braid detailing
Layering of clothes and accessories : Layering different lengths together and Lagenlook (layers of unconventionally shaped clothing)
Statement jewelry : Layered necklaces, large pendants, stackable rings, lucky charms, feather earrings, coin bracelets, shell chokers, chunky metal necklaces x, chunky rings, and anklets; all with muted, matte metals, a plethora of antiqued finishes
Shoes and bags : Comfortable chunky heels, low cowboy boots, suede ankle boots, gladiators, flat beaded sandals, clogs. Perforated leather bags, ethnic print drawstring bags, embroidered backpacks, fringe bags, hobo bags, macrame and rattan bags
Hair and accessories :Braids, messy up-dos, bandanas, headbands, fedora hats, straw hats, wide-brimmed hats, floral headbands and hair pins, vintage/oversized/circle sunglasses, multi-purpose shawl ties, dreadlocks, studded/embroidered rattan, macramé leather or suede belts
Style Followers : Nichole Ritchie, Olsen Twins, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller