Boho style is all about... quite a lot, it would seem! Originally a hallmark of the poor and downtrodden, it has undergone something of a gentrification in recent years. Boho style draws on the natural elements of folk and romanticism, which it sometimes distorts by mixing them with hippie chic and bohemian influences.
It’s a style that anyone over 20 years old is familiar with. It first appeared in the sixties, carried along on the crest of a hippie wave in search of peace, love and simplicity. In the 1990s, boho style enjoyed a strong resurgence, epitomized by Vanessa Paradis during her Lenny Kravitz period. And her worthy successor, daughter Lily-Rose Depp, has adopted it as her own with panache.
Burgundy, camel and khaki are the trio of colors that best represent boho style, along with natural fabrics like cotton and linen. In summer, white, ivory and ochre are the colors of choice. To add a dash of sophistication to your boho look, opt for saturated, ethnic or floral prints on washed silk to enhance the body’s natural movement. Mesh and chiffon add a touch of softness and modernity.
The boho woman is a trailblazer. She celebrates freedom and lives a relaxed and carefree bohemian life. She is always on the move and loves to travel. Loose-fitting, fluid styles are perfect for her constant meanderings, with bootcut jeans, tunics and long dresses in floaty, lightweight fabrics, playsuits and chinos the flagship pieces of her boho wardrobe.
Hats, headbands, scarves, round sunglasses, fringed shoulder bags, multiple necklaces, rings with colored stones, feathers and beads to name but a few. As far as shoes are concerned, the boho woman usually opts for something flat - ankle boots, sneakers or sandals - with signature boho detailing such as prints, jewelry, crochet, lace or fringing.