In 1922, a Surrealist leader and poet Andre Breton described the bohemian movement as "one to liberate modern conciousness from that terrible fixation mania." ~Andre Breton
Bohemianism is a non-traditional way of life!
The bohemian movement was a large and fluid group of different rebels with different motivations that changed and adapted throughout the years. The origin of the term 'Bohemian' comes from the French, using La Boheme ~ to describe the lifestyle of the Romani also known as the gypsies, although not from Bohemia this term has been in use since the 1500's and was associated with the informal economy.
People who sold house made objects, scarp materials, or lived out side the law. Were often said to be like La Boheme and it grew into a term for vegrants, and people on the bound of society. As starving artists and young people work to distance themselves from the bourgeois. They were also called bohemians since they were living a fringe lifestyle.
Often in the company of like-minded people, with some lasting relationships in musical, artistic, or literary pursuits.
Most Bohemians refer to themselves as wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.
The bourgeois, there was a plague on land in general, which was good and natural. As the thick headed bourgeoisie (group of middle class people) with their bourgeois mentality. Overly conservative, supporting middle class traditional values making mone and haveing more than enough.
Typically , this special type are property owners, merchants, capitalists, boring staid, conformists, matrialistic and resistant to change. Sometimes referred to as yuppies 😉
In retaliation, the Bohemians separated from themselves with their artistic wardrobing, engulfed in art, music and the mistery of the city. Visually separating themselve from the hated bourgeoisie conformists!
It has been mentioned that "the Bourgeois and the Bohemian are two sides of the same coin. A culture and a counter culture linked and intertwined and at odds but dependant on each other." - Saigal
This style is usually association with
It also over laps with styles like hippie and cottage core, they are very similar in the sense that they both take lots of inspiration from raw and natural organic elements.
The difference between boho and hippie is more about the ideology and cottage core leans more to the ethereal and whimsical side. Boho fashion tends to lean to the comfortable, laid back and self-expressive side of fashion.
Use natural and soft fabrics, a very big aspect of this style is the freedom and flowiness that comes with it!
In order to get this feeling from your garments~
You will look your best if your wear the right colors depending on your natural coloring/tone of skin. However, if you want to look boho or more earthy to your natural palettes.
If you are in the Cool Tones: You would wear more blues and greens
Or if you are Warm Tones: You would wear more browns, yellows, oranges
You should acquire the following flowy pieces to ensure for a well-rounded bohemian wardrobe, such as;
Depending on your body shape and structure, some garments may look better than others. Be sure to try a few styles to figure out what styles suit you best in achieving you boho style goals.
Don’t fret though, there is always a way to reach full bohemianism as there is so many ways to accomplish this simple task.
Plus, you are not alone we @be-bohemian.com are here to guide and assist you upon your boho journey!Go Vintage –
A few interesting pieces you can pick up are:
Now, that you have your accessories you need to know how to wear them.
You can really get away with layering them, without looking off (but shouldn’t look uncomfortable).
The way you layer your jewelry can still maintain a fresh and effortless look.
If you are feeling Cold, Cardigans and long sweaters are ideal. Bonus points if they have a print on it.
You can mix and match different prints you have to make sure they have similar color stories so they don’t clash!
You can pretty much do anything because, being boho is all about freedom and self-expression! You can wear a simple dress and wear it with layered jewelry or you can be over the top, and wear flared jeans and top with fringe with cowboy boots and pair it with a printed cardigan.
If you have a base outfit, you can make it more boho by adding accessories that have a woven finish eg. Crocheted cardigan or a white brimmed hat.
Hair – The Right hairstyles *effortless and carefree
Your hair styles should be effortless and carefree, you can do anything!
You can dress up or down.
When people picture this style, they usually think of casual or festival clothes. However, depending on the cut and the material the garment is made and how well you accessorize. You can build a boho outfit that links more to the formal side.
– You can match them with other prints or you can use them as the main piece of your outfit. Either way it is an amazing and comfortable way to make your outfit stand out, or make it more interesting!
– One or two pairs of loose or baggy pants. You can wear wide leg pants,baggy pants, harem pants or flared pants. Not only are they super comfortable, they are also fashionable!
– Wearing these kinds of shoes will always make you look bohemian. It doesn’t matter if they are ankle length or up over your knees. Traditionally made out of leather or a woven material. Instantly give you that raw and natural look that you have been searching for.
This subtle, but yet not so subtle thing will really help with your outfit and make something minimal and missing something, to totally boho and completely put together!
–They can be either small and cute link a clutch or big and floppy like a hobo bag. Either way their raw and artisanal look helps will pair perfectly to you outfits and give you a real bohemian vibe.
Are you unsure of what size to choose? Take your measurements and refer to the correspondence table below 🙂
Here is a standard sizing chart to assist you and as a general information/reference when you measure yourself.
**In each item description you will find a size guide sectioncontaining the exact dimensions of the garment**
We always recommend that if unsure ~ size up ~ because fabric can always be taken in, rather then trying to let out of the seams.
Have fun and enjoy the experience🍃
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