Boho style is a mix of bohemian and gypsy fashion that tends to have a free spirit feel to it. Boho was all the rage in the ‘60s and early ‘70s and has seen a prominent revival in the fashion industry in the last few years, thanks to a lot of celebrities donning the look. People love its eclectic and colourful nature, perfect for sunny days and people with artsy personalities. But when it comes to rocking this trend in your wardrobe, it’s not always so easy to avoid looking trapped in the ‘70s and start bordering on a hippie vibe. To help you out, we’ve collected a small list of tips that make your bohemian wardrobe go from nay to yay and keep you safe from being labeled a “hippie”.
Keep your look free-spirited and eclectic, but not too literal
Boho might have a free-spirited and eclectic vibe, but it’s easy to get overzealous and take it too literally. Remember that less is more when it comes to boho style. Try incorporating a few statement boho pieces into your wardrobe, rather than fully overhauling your closet with them and looking like a disheveled hippie. Take a look at these ideas to see how they’ve used boho statement pieces to accentuate their style, without overdoing it:
Keep it light
The best way to rock a bohemian style outfit is to keep the vibe light and airy. To do that, it’s a good idea to have pieces in your wardrobe that are breezy and not only keep you cool but also make you feel comfortable. Which is why it’s important to include items such as a flowy maxi skirt, a lightweight top and a pair of peep-toe slip-ons. To keep your look polished and not too “hippie-ish”, it’s a good idea to stick to this light theme, tying your look together with some elegant jewels and being sure to avoid over-laying. Just take a look at these styles:
Be mindful of your colours
As with any fashion trend, the colours you wear are super important. The boho style focuses heavily on lighter, more natural colours, like pastel pink and lavender, that help evoke sunny, positive vibes. It’s a good idea to avoid darker shades when trying to achieve a boho look, so you don’t have the vibe of a dark and loomy hippie. These styles use boho colours perfectly, giving an eclectic but classy look:
Focus on quality and size
Sure, comfortable and loose-fitting, flowing fabrics are a staple of the boho look. But if you want to avoid the hippie feel, it’s best to focus on quality and size.
The best flowing tops or dresses are made from high-quality, luxurious fabrics. If your material is too rough, flimsy, or sheer, it can look cheap and outdated, preventing you from encompassing the artsy, stylish boho look you’re aiming for.
Similarly, keep in mind that loose is good, but when a top or dress is TOO volumising, extra-long or baggy, it can look more like a tablecloth than a statement piece. Make sure to choose sizes that fit and keep in mind that a v-neckline can help draw the eye downward along the centre of the body, making you look longer and leaner (and will help you avoid the baggy, hippie vibe!).
High-quality, stunning materials and real Australian sizes are a priority at Gidgets, these stunning looks showcase the best of this:
Use artsy accessories to express yourself:
Standout jewelry pieces put a stunning finish on any boho look. If you don’t want to make a loud expression through larger, focus items in your clothing to avoid a hippie feel? It’s best to mix and match interesting colours and designs in your accessories. Layered jewelry is a classic, but extremely elegant staple of the boho style, so be sure to utilise your jewels where possible! It’ll also help you to slow transition into the boho style, if you’re still working on it! Textured bags and wool hats are also great additions to your boho accessory collection.
Here are a few great accessory ideas for styling your boho look:
If you’re the sort of person who loves the earthy, artsy lifestyle, then the boho style is perfect for you. However, it’s not always so easy to achieve this look without falling into a hippie, stuck-in-the-’70s vibe. Our tips and tricks are perfectly designed for achieving the right amount of boho chic, done hippie-free.
If you’d like to explore some more boho trends and gain some inspiration, explore our full range of clothing and accessories at Gidgets.