The phrase “Bohemian Chic” in and of itself is a contradiction since it combines the dressed down and frugal aspects of bohemia with the smart and more expensive designer accessories of chic fashion.
With inspiration from bohemian and hippie influences, many designers have also embraced the Boho Chic style by actually creating garments with stunning details, intricate embellishments, and luxurious fabrics.
The Characteristics of Bohemian Chic
Overall, this results in a style that is visually striking, though it can be a bit confusing to ascertain what’s what, given its varied influences and inspirations. To help clarify this, here’s a rundown of major features of this design trend.
Neutral colors, including everything from earth tones to more metallic silvers
Plenty of floral prints and fabric design
Nature themes in general
Mixed patterns and prints
Contrast, both in colors and textures
Noticeable excess (layers) and eclecticism
This approach to chic has a more borrowed here and there feel than any other design trends and is becoming quite common among current fashion movements. With a very noticeable overlap, adding designer pieces to your Boho Chic wardrobe is fun and free spirited. Do not be afraid to mix and match the two styles—the result is elegance with a contemporary twist. Overall, this is an eclectic trend that has borrowed from different places to create a style all its own. This style is beautiful and unique, which leaves a lasting impression.