The word “bohemian” was first used in the 19th century to describe the lifestyle of radical and artistic nomads. With the help of artists, designers and fashion icons, this style has been celebrated and glamorized, and now, it is undeniably a fad. Girls and guys of all ages are attempting “boho chic.”

Bohemian style can be seen year round, but it especially excels in the summer. There is a wide variety of bohemian-inspired accessories that make it easy to beat the summer heat in style. Pulling off a bohemian look does not require dream catcher earrings or flowers in your hair. There is an elegant way to participate in the trend without going overboard. This Fashionista’s outfit is both bohemian and put together. Her gold headband caught the sun as well as my eye and looked quite at home in her subtly ombré-ed waves. This Grecian-inspired headband from Etsy can help you accomplish the same look!

Booties are a practical way to give off that free spirit vibe. This pair from Steve Madden has an understated lace detail that balances out the masculinity of the combat style. Who doesn’t love a leather and lace combo?

Another way to create a boho-style outfit is to mix and match patterns and textures. I love the idea of pairing a paisley scarf like this one from American Eagle Outfitters with a striped tank and a fringed bag.

This trend is all about looking effortless. Don’t think too hard about whether or not your belt matches your top perfectly. Mismatching fabrics and colors will give your outfit that bohemian charm that you desire.

Spotted: The resort 2012 BCBGMAXAZRIA runway show was filled with colorful, light fabrics that made models look effortlessly stylish and bohemian.




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