Express your individuality with free-spirited bohemian fashion
Being bohemian isn’t just a way of life, being unconventional and enjoying the more artsy side of things. It’s also a very clear fashion statement! For those who are adventurous and with a hippie kind of vibe, then nothing fits the lifestyle more than fashion created from natural materials with retro patterns, bright floral prints (that sometimes clash) and plenty of accessories that get you noticed.
Back to the 60s
Boho styling has been with us a long time and it’s always there, bubbling away under the surface whilst other fashion trends come and go. For individuals that love to express themselves, it never truly goes away and there is no better time than the present to release your boho side. Think long flowing maxi dresses, eclectic patterns and beautiful embroidery and you are on the right road towards hippie fun. Check out some old images from the 60s and 70s and you will see plenty of folk (including maybe your mum and dad), decked out in boho attire, complete with floppy felt hats.
The Woodstock music festival of 1969 stood for all things maverick and individualist. Hippy clothing was standard attire for the 400,000 that attended. Things may have changed considerably since then but we are still left with the remnants of fringe trims, floral patterns and flowing kaftans. If you haven’t tried wearing boho before, then give it a go. You might be amazed at just how liberated you feel.
Boho favourite fashions
Here are some of our fav boho fashions from the Wandering I collection:
This LA Tassel Denim Jacket has it all, complete with pretty embroidery and brightly coloured panels of fabric. With a loose fit, it looks fantastic draped over a long maxi dress, fringed mini skirt or even flowing flared pants. Tie it around your waist when the weather hots up and use it as the perfect cover-up, no matter the occasion.
Everything about this Moscow Bohemian Silk Top says ‘hippie’, particularly the fluted sleeves and delicate Chantilly lace inlays. The gathered neckline gives something of a gypsy feel and because it’s made from 100% silk, it keeps you cool in the summer and cosy warm in the winter. Whatever you pair it with, pants or flowing skirt, it’s going to look great. We really like it with the mini skirt shown, as well as teamed with distressed denim shorts.
We fell in love with this LA Floral Maxi Dress at first sight. With its styling being reminiscent of the popular Victorian look, reintroduced during the 60s and 70s, the bell sleeves of this dress make a real statement. Add in the cinched waistline and plunging V-neck and you have a true wardrobe favourite. The ditsy floral fabric is accentuated by the ribbon trim, producing a wonderfully feminine look. Slip this dress on and enjoy the ride as your mind takes you back to summer days, picnics in the woods and long cool nights spent having fun with friends.
One of the key looks back in the ‘swinging sixties’ was the kaftan. It became so popular that it has stayed with us ever since, being the perfect attire for lounging in or slipping on over the top of your everyday wear. Even the plainest of jeans and T-shirts is brought bang up to date with the addition of a floaty kaftan. But the kaftan is not an invention of the hippie era. This type of clothing has been worn by cultures around the world for thousands of years and is of Asiatic origin. This LA Lace Kaftan is long in length with an open front. The fringe detailing adds the perfect hint of boho.
Bright colours are associated with the boho trend and nothing reflects this better than the LA Solid Drawstring Pullover in tangerine. With long sleeves that can be ruched up using integral laces and a roomy front pocket, this is practicality combined with appealing good looks. Use it as part of your outfit or as an add-on when the sun goes down and chills begin to creep in. Our favourite look is loose and large, so you may want to buy in a larger size to ensure plenty of room for layers underneath.
Nothing says bohemian fashion more than a pair of Moscow Flared Pants. Not only do they show off your figure but also emphasise your love of 70s style. Those that lived in the hippie era loved flares and even the ‘bell bottoms’ that everyone sported at that time. Then it was a case of the bigger the flare the better, but we feel that these pants have it just right. Original styling is echoed with the eight-button trim that emphasises the high waist. With a gentle flare that falls from the knees, these pants look great with any type of footwear, but particularly a wedge heel.
Finally, no bohemian fashion wardrobe can be complete without ample accessories. Here gold is the must-have colour, as shown in these wonderful Paris Drop Earrings. 18k gold with brass beads dropping 2.5 inches, these pair have been carefully made by hand in France. If you see yourself as a bit of a gypsy or boho-inspired fashion lover, then this is the type of accessory that allows you to express your artistic side, loving the lavish look of gold in excess.
Get into the boho style
With so many celebrities going with the boho look, now is the time to get in on the act. Whether you are an avid collector of hippie fashions already or want to explore something new, you are going to find lots to choose from at Wandering I. Take some time to explore the collection today and see for yourself just how much fun it is to get into the boho style without looking like a hippie leftover from the 60s.
Boho fashion is colourful, spiritual and all about expressing yourself. If you haven’t treated yourself to some additions to your wardrobe already, get shopping today!