When trying out a new bohemian style, a patterned shirt is a necessity. What better way to show off your non-conformist personality than with a shirt that doesn’t conform to the traditional rules of men’s dressing? So, save the pinstripes and checks for the office and let your creative side run wild. No matter if you have a penchant for florals, paisley or even some subtle animal print, you can’t go wrong when selecting a boho shirt. Just make sure it’s eye-catching and unique. To really solidify your bohemian look, choose a lightweight cotton style and “forget” to iron it. The crinkles in the breezy fabric will have a stylishly dishevelled and undone appearance. When it comes to shape, loose is best and short-sleeved is appropriately unconventional. Likewise, rolled-up long sleeves and a few open buttons carry the same nonchalant attitude.
Around 1926 an even shorter style, known as the "Eton crop", became popular:[29] on her arrival in Tilling (Rye) in E F Benson's comic novel Mapp and Lucia (1931), Lucia described "Quaint" Irene as "a girl with no hat and an Eton crop. She was dressed in a fisherman's jersey and knickerbockers". (In the same book, Miss Mapp frequently – and topically – addressed Lucia, to her irritation, as "Lulu".) For many years trite assumptions were often made about the sexuality of women with cropped hairstyles; an historian of the 1980s wrote of the Greenham Common "peace camp" in England that it "brought public awareness to feminist separation and even to lesbianism, hitherto seen in the mass media – when acknowledged at all – either in terms of Eton-cropped androgyny or of pornographic fantasy".[52] Even so, others have drawn a stark contrast between the bohemian demeanour of the Greenham women and the "bold make-up and power-dressing" that tended to define women's fashion more generally in the 1980s[53] (the so-called "designer decade").
The key: layering. Fun, flowing layers make it easy to take your day-time bohemian summer pieces into the evening—and eventually into the fall and winter months—by pairing them with items like tights, jean jackets, hats and scarves. Plus, bohemian style is about so much more than the aforementioned maxi dresses and kimonos: The accessories you use wear to elevate your look are just as important!
Comfort, neutral colors and an easy feel are the main descriptive elements of the boho-chic style. Although the clothing pieces and the accessories take the center stage in such looks, it’s no less important to pay attention to your hair and makeup. Boho-chic style requires a minimal makeup look and easy out-of-bed hairstyles or ones featuring braids and relaxed top knots.

When trying out a new bohemian style, a patterned shirt is a necessity. What better way to show off your non-conformist personality than with a shirt that doesn’t conform to the traditional rules of men’s dressing? So, save the pinstripes and checks for the office and let your creative side run wild. No matter if you have a penchant for florals, paisley or even some subtle animal print, you can’t go wrong when selecting a boho shirt. Just make sure it’s eye-catching and unique. To really solidify your bohemian look, choose a lightweight cotton style and “forget” to iron it. The crinkles in the breezy fabric will have a stylishly dishevelled and undone appearance. When it comes to shape, loose is best and short-sleeved is appropriately unconventional. Likewise, rolled-up long sleeves and a few open buttons carry the same nonchalant attitude.

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While traditional bohemians might consider going barefoot the only real option, modern-day gents will undoubtedly find that quite impractical (and a little unhygienic). Instead, the trendsetting bohos of today’s generation have found themselves rocking sandals. Casual, yet indisputably more stylish than flip flops, sandals are the ideal footwear to complete a bohemian look. While you may be tempted to throw on some Nike pool slides or pull out a pair of hipsteresque, velcro sandals, stop yourself. Bohemian is synonymous with artistic, and therefore to dress like one your outfit must feature artisanal details. Leather straps are definitely the way to go with your sandals. Likewise, when the weather cools off, opt for leather too. Select a pair of loafers with a slightly worn or “travelled in” appearance.
By keeping just a few styling tricks in mind, you'll have the boho dress thing down. Since boho bohemian style is all about the detail, you'll want to include plenty of texture when styling your boho dresses. Vegan suede, embroidery, fringe, crochet, pom poms, tassels and faux fur are all key elements that add to your aesthetic in the best way. Global-inspired patterns are also major players in a boho wardrobe-and play well with each other-so mix up your patterns! (I.e.: wear a floral embroidered crossbody over your geo print maxi dress.) You'll want to have a selection of suede ankle boots and tall suede boots on hand to wear with boho dresses-and make sure they've got western-inspired details like topstitching, embroidered accents, and fringe. Don't forget the layering of jewelry to pair with your bohemian dresses: Hammered metals, suede cords, tassels, turquoise, moon and star motifs are essential to nailing the bohemian look. Now, you're ready to be one haute hippie.
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