Correct. I am feeling quite bohemian lately. Don’t know why or how this thing started, but the truth is, the bohemian bug has bit me. And like a crazy bohemian I keep wandering blogs and stores for bohemian inspiration. It’s like a never-ending hunger! And in the past few days, I have collected so much inspiration, that I am overwhelmed myself!
This skirt, people, was sitting in my closet for months, like a year may be and I always thought of wearing it someday, but never reached out to it seriously! Bought it back in India while thrift shopping from a local shop in Janpath (New Delhi).
Well, now that I have given you a little heads-up, so don’t be surprised if you see a lot of bohemian drama on this blog in near future. (Now you don’t get to say you were not warned)! I am going crazy these days, trust me – since all this boho thing is growing on me very strongly!
Basics – Bohemian fashion is largely inspired by the fashions of the hippie movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. In modern usage, the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional, usually artistic, lives. The original “Bohemians” were travelers or refugees from central Europe.
Would like to dress up bohemian? Here’s how –
Freedom of motion is a major element of the bohemian style. Rather than tight pieces, bohemian dressers opt for baggy, comfortable clothing made from natural fibers. This may be by way of loose peasant blouses; wide boat-neck shirts; maxi dresses; caftans; or boho skirts, which are also known as hippie or Gypsy skirts.
Pieces are usually flared and available in a variety of colors and patterns, although ethnic patterns are most common. Romantic touches, like flower patterns and lace, are often included too.
Layering is also key in boho fashion. Scarves, vests, jackets, and skirts are often worn on top of each other.
A scarf can be worn not only around the neck, but as a headband, shawl, or belt. Mismatched items are often paired, with colors or patterns that wouldn’t traditionally be worn together. The combination of items and colors creates a vagabond, thrown together look that aims to be relaxed but fashionable.
Blouse: a.n.a by JCPenny (similar here
Skirt: Flea Market, Janpath, New Delhi (similar by Anthro – in purple
and a hi-low version in orange
Earrings: Janpath, New Delhi
Cuff: Janpath,New Delhi