How to Dress Bohemian without Trying Too Hard

Bohemian Style is probably one of the fashion looks I never got to completely pull – maybe because my Mom, who is predominantly my fashion consultant, never really had the inspiration to dress me this way.


She was too busy making me look prim and proper, with all those flowers and bows, and everything pink and lacy.

That is why I was quite curious with this fashion style that I tried to piece together a recipe that’s going to be friendly to “newbie hippies” like me, meaning looking like someone who’s not totally clueless, and can easily pull off the boho style without looking too amateur. You get me?

Anyway, let’s define it first.

Bohemian style often referred to as “boho” or “boho chic” is a style of dressing that was popularized during the 1960s and 1970s.

The essence of bohemian is focusing on free and flowy fabrics. This style also emphasizes concern for the environment so natural fabrics and used clothing are commonly worn. You can say that it’s not something you have to spend a fortune on. Good thing!

The bohemian style also emphasizes finding the clothing that makes you feel in harmony with yourself and with nature so we can say that it is safe to not assume that there are any strict and fast rules about what is and isn’t bohemian.



The look is inspired by traveling gypsies, which means they have to travel with almost everything they own that they devised the layering technique. This keeps them warm and allows them to avoid carry extra heavy clothing.

Most Bohemian clothes also come with long flowy skirts. The idea is to be free and look relaxed. These are very comfortable and if worn right can make anyone look extra inches taller.

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Since this look has a very tranquil vibe, your makeup can just look simple and natural. If you have wavy hair, you can just opt to style it by using a mouse to keep the natural curls and waves. If you have straight hair, you can change up in a good braid. This will make your whole look more bohemian!




If your outfit is pretty subtle, you can add a few bold pieces of jewellery, but stick to natural tones and avoid jewelry that is plastic. Look for accessories that are made from leather, refined wooden threads, beads, and shells.


Colorful earrings are my favorite!

You can also add belts, scarves, and hats to complement your look.




Nothing is ever complete without your trusty shoes! You can wear leather sandals, beaded shoes, or even cute leather boots!


And now you’re ready for your Bohemian style debut! Of course, there are lots of things you can add, but these 4 major boho staples combined together is your express ticket into winning that Bohemian look!

Do you think you can pull this off? Let’s try together, shall we? 😀


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One thought on “How to Dress Bohemian without Trying Too Hard

  1. Boho has been my style for very long time…actually since I was a child. Long skirts and unique accessories has always been in my wardrobe. My hair is not the typical boho chic as we see on Instagram and pintrest, but my hairs does looks like its from the 70s! Hehhe. Good luck with trying out this style! 🙂

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