Style Notebook // Bohemian

As with most, I am fascinated by the bohemian counterculture. I’m not sure when the fascination began, but I remember in high school, my dream was actually to live out of my ’94 explorer and stay in state or national parks. I still go back to that dream now and again (I miss my explorer so much). Anyways, bohemianism is a fascinating part of history, though a long one that I won’t go into here. This post is about bohemian style as we consider it today.

What is Bohemian?

Historically, bohemianism has been the term used for people who live an “unconventional lifestyle”. Most times, bohemians lived together in artistic communities. The more well known of these communities in the states have been Greenwich Village, Laurel Canyon, and the Bloomsbury Group. Most of the people within these groups lived in voluntary poverty and some were even nomadic by choice.

The actual bohemian style seems to change every time bohemianism resurfaces, but overall it seems to simply be past styles that are easily found on the cheap. In recent years, the bohemian styles borrow mostly from 60’s and 70’s fashion, which borrowed on some level from the bohemians of the early 1900’s.

Today’s bohemian style also merges together folk, new age, and western imagery. Combine Woodstock, crystals, and cacti, and you have 21st century bohemian style.

Elements of Bohemian Style:
– Layers
– Kimonos
– Fringe
– Shawls
– 60’s or 70’s culture
– Wide brim hats
– Layered jewelry
– Crochet
– New Age
– Nomad
– Outdoors
Colors:
Earth tones
– Olive
– Brown: Tea or Coffee
– Tan
– Rust
– Cream
Jewel Tones
– Cobalt
– Emerald
– Ruby
– Burgundy
Materials:
– Lace
– Leather & Suede
– Metal: Brass or Silver

Music:
– Stevie Nicks
– Jimi Hendrix
– Bob Dylan
– Janis Joplin
– Crosby, Stills, & Nash
– Neil Young

 

 

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*Note: As usual, I tried my best to include links to the original creators where I could. If you know where an uncredited image came from, let me know.*

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