19 Bohemian Style Outfit Ideas

Popular in the 1950s and 1960s, elevate your wardrobe with these chic bohemian attires.

By Pratima Ati

Began somewhere around the 1950s/1960s among the hippie travelers, the Bohemian style of dressing has managed a significant position in the world of fashion. These travelers who originated the style would take influence from all the places they would visit and incorporate them into their looks. So if you too want some bohemian-style dressing ideas, you will be super amazed to know that you have landed yourself in the right place. Today, in this article, we shall discuss this style and give you all the deets about it. All you have to do is, stay put and give this article a complete read. So without further ado, let us get started. Let us take you on a beautiful journey that will help you ace bohemian-style dressing like never before. Come on!

19 Best Bohemian Style Outfit Ideas

Let’s discuss styling ideas and understand how to infuse the Bohemian elements into your wardrobe. However, remember that this list is not conclusive. Every little detail adds to the overall output, so take a cue and build on it.

1. Long Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses alone give you a million options to keep up with the Bohemian vibe. Prints like paisley, floral, flowing, geometric, and eclectic ones define your look further. Pair them with a statement neckpiece and/or bandana, gladiator or pom-pom sandals, and a huge finger ring to match the occasion. You could also throw on a printed denim vest or a fur jacket.

2. Short Dresses

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A short kaftan or flowing dress in handloom, cotton or linen fabric makes for a perfect boho-chic outfit. Add long, oxidized silver jewelry, feather earrings, pom-pom accessories, and nude boots.

3. Long Skirts

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Long printed skirts in paisley or floral prints with a plain tank top, floral head wrap or floppy hat, and maybe a pair of boots if you wish (or wedges) are all fun choices that truly speak boho. Take it a step ahead with a plaid or flannel shirt tied around your waist.

4. Maxi Skirts

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If you have just joined the Bohemian bandwagon and want to take it slow, start with maxi skirts – or the latest knotted maxi skirt style. They are uber chic, rather boho-chic, and make the perfect option for hippie style clothing.

5. Harem Pants Or What Some May Call Hippie Pants

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The first thing that comes to my head when I think of anything boho or hippie is harem or dhoti pants paired with a tank top, scarf, a head accessory, loose wavy curls, and a frayed leather bag. You just don’t have to try hard with this attire.

6. Boho-Chic Tops

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Paisley printed tanks tops, shirts, pom-pom tunics, ruffled off-shoulders with maxi skirts or dhoti pants fit the hippie fashion bill perfectly.

7. Bohemian Style Evening Dresses

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Bohemian style evening dresses are very unlike the usual fast trends, so when you think of an evening dress, it will not be your typical LBD or sequinned dress. Anything flowy, cascading, long or printed gives you that boho look. Needless to say, add statement jewelry.

8. Flared Or Patchwork Patterned Jeans

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Jeans with a flare, frays or with patchwork are considered boho. Go with a plain shirt, tank or tunic and add layers like scarves or vests.

9. Jumpsuits

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You can spot a Bohemian woman when you see one. Printed jumpsuits in rustic colors and their undertones are a comfortable way of adding the boho vibe to your everyday attire. Braid your hair or accessorize it with a bandana, and apply bronzer and eye makeup to take it to the next level.

10. Bohemian Printed Kurtis

There’s so much you can do with kurtis. Your best bet is handloom kurtis in old style prints like ikat, pochampally, baltic, etc., that give you the perfect Bohemian look.

11. Denim Or Fur Jackets

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Add a layer of denim or fur vests/jackets to your Bohemian outfits to go all out. Especially denim jackets with patchwork, suzani embroidery, etc., are just too perfect.

12. Nude Colored Boots

When it comes to boots, nude or camel colored shoes with patchwork or frayed edges of any length add a boho charm to your outfit.

13. Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals, especially the ones with pom-poms, are modern, yet mystic – just how boho-chic should be. The knee length ones go with dresses, skirts, and shorts, while the ankle length ones go with kurtis, ankle length jeans, and long skirts.

14. Tribal And Chunky Jewelry

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Just add a chunky statement necklace, a big finger ring, a silver nose pin or a septum ring, and see the difference it makes to your outfit. You do not have to wear everything at once, but one piece at a time can transform you into a remarkably Bohemian lass.

15. Hats

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Floppy hats are a thing and are an integral part of the hippie fashion statements. A pair of shorts with a tunic, nude boots or gladiators, frayed leather handbag and a floppy hat – a summer outfit that screams boho.

16. Bandanas Or Floral Hair Accessories

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Here’s another hippie style that has found its way into fashion. It not only saves you from a bad hair day but can also make you look boho effortlessly.

17. Hippie Handbags

Afghani Kutch work bags or huge wallets and leather bags with distressed edges in crimson, nude or brown add up to your look. Imagine this – a long printed skirt, gladiators, bandana, brown lipstick, feather earrings, and a sling bag. It cannot get any more boho and chic!

18. Scarves

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As we discussed, the best way to add boho elements to your outfit is by adding layers and wearing outfits that are flowing and flouncy. Add a geometric printed scarf to beef up your outfit instantly.

19. Oversized Sunglasses

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I’m sure you’ve already noticed that oversized and round sunglasses are so in right now. And, you’ve guessed it right – they bring in the boho vibe too. So, add that to your list.

Infographic: Facts About The Bohemian Style

Simple, comfortable, stylish, and creative – the Bohemian style is truly delightful. No wonder it has been popular since its beginning and is here to stay without a doubt. And well, if the outfit ideas above have been able to inspire you, we want to introduce some fantastic facts about this style in the infographic below. So, the next time you head out as a bohemian queen, you also can show off some facts about the style.

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Bohemian clothing is relaxed, keeps you comfortable, and is easy to carry. With these bohemian-style dressing ideas, you will grab the attention of all your friends and onlookers. So, be ready for endless compliments that are coming your way. Take cues from our ideas and try a fresh bohemian look every time you step out in summer. However, make sure you pick a suitable fabric and carry your outfit with a smile. After all, you need to tap into your confidence to look fabulous in any dress you wear!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are boho and bohemian the same?

Yes. Boho is the short name for bohemian, and both are the same.

Are boho and hippie the same?

Although hippie and boho delink from mainstream fashion, they are not the same. Fashion became a political statement for hippies, while the boho style was not politically motivated and was more artistic.

What is boho-style jewelry?

Boho-style jewelry originated from bohemian culture and is described as ethnic and tribal. The jewelry is inexpensive and made from semi-precious stones. It gives you the freedom to try mainstream fashion.

Why is it called bohemian style?

Bohemians are the refugees or travelers from central Europe. They live an unconventional lifestyle, and hippies made this bohemian style famous in the 1960s.

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Pratima Ati is a postgraduate in International Business from Staffordshire University. After working in Marketing and Business Development for a... more

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