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Bohemian Nature Girl Style and Fashion Tips

Updated on February 23, 2013
Choosing a bohemian style represents a carefree, easy-going attitude.
Choosing a bohemian style represents a carefree, easy-going attitude. | Source

Achieving 1960s and 1970s Style

Bohemian girls are cool, carefree, and laidback. They exude a confidence and style that comes from taking it easy, appreciating the simple pleasures in life, and enjoying nature and all it has to offer. Bohemian style exemplies the breezy, open-minded feel of late the 1960s (after the sharp, brightly-colored mod phase) and the 1970s (before powersuits and shoulderpad swept women's department stores).

Maxi skirts, earth colors, scarves, and ethnic jewelry are a few components of achieving bohemian style, but make-up, hair, and attitude also contribute to the look. Read on for tips on how to achieve a nature girl style (while keeping it modern).

Nicole Richie is famous for her modern, boho-chic style.
Nicole Richie is famous for her modern, boho-chic style. | Source

Choosing Bohemian-Style Outfits

The term for 1970s bohemian style today is "boho-chic," and it's a modern twist on a distinctive look. Today, the key to nature-girl beauty is not sloppy layers and clashing patterns, as it was in the 1970s; boho-chic fashionistas pick figure-flattering pieces and work touches of bohemian style into the outfit.

Here are the essential go-to outfits in any bohemian wardrobe:

  • Maxi or peasant skirts (these look best with a fitted tank and statement jewelry)
  • Slouchy leather hobo bags
  • Flat sandals
  • Loose-fitting tunics or tops that are embroidered or embellished
  • Fur vest
  • Light-weight scarves
  • Chunky statement jewelry
  • Fedoras
  • Headbands

Keep your outfits and patterns to earth tones with pops of saturated color; the key to bohemian style success doesn't involve neon or primary colors.

Celebrities with Bohemian Style

  • Kate Hudson
  • Rachel Zoe
  • Nicole Richie
  • Mischa Barton
  • Blake Lively
  • Serena Miller

Choosing Natural Make-up for Bohemian Style

If you're trying to create a bohemian, nature-girl style, you won't want your make-up to ruin the look. Many women with boho-chic style wear either no make-up or very minimal make-up, keeping their look natural and low-maintenance.

When creating a bohemian make-up look, consider:

  • Brown or earth-toned eye shadows with a hint of shimmer
  • Sheer gloss or liptints for a natural look
  • One or two layers of mascara, max
  • Brown pencil eyeliner (black liquid eyeliner will be too dramatic)
  • Peach or light pink blush for a natural flush
  • Mineral powder foundation

When creating a bohemian make-up look, be sure to avoid:

  • Bright or glittery eye shadows
  • Bold lips
  • Bright blush
  • False or heavily mascaraed lashes
  • Thick liquid foundation

Remember, a low-maintenance make-up look will complement and reinforce your boho-chic style.

Finish the Look: Bohemian Hair Styles

Bohemian Hair Styles

Once you've assembled your boho-chic wardrobe and a natural make-up look, the final step in rocking bohemian style is your hairstyle. Sleek, short cuts with angles are generally too modern, and stick-straight, unstyled hair is just too laced up.

Generally, the hairstyles that best complement a bohemian style are touseled waves, large, loose curls, and messy braids and buns.

Your natural shade will also look best; bright and unnatural colors will clash with your look, though gentle highlights or lowlights still work well.

If your hair is naturally wavy and has a lot of body, you're in luck--just wash, mist in a light shine spray, and go! If your hair is naturally straight or fine, a light-weight mousse and a curl-setting spray, in conjunction with either rollers or a straight iron, can create bouncy, luscious waves.

For tips on a bohemian braid, see the video to the right!

Deciding if a Bohemian Style is Right for You

Are you a carefree, lighthearted person? Is your attitude optimistic? Are you spontaneous and openminded? If you answer "yes" to these questions, then a bohemian, nature girl style is the perfect look to showcase those traits.

Using the tips and advice above, it's easy to attain the boho-chic style you want!


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    • Abby Campbell profile image

      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      One of my favorite styles! I love because it's cute yet comfortable! Thank you for sharing!

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      SaffronBlossom 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Thanks for the comment and share! I usually dress a little more buttoned-up since I work in a professional office, but on weekends I love a good maxi skirt, a tank and some sandles--so comfy and cute!

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Camas, WA

      I love the boho-chic style. I used to wear maxi skirts and stuff all the time in high school and recently, I've been attracted to those things when I clothes shop. Thumbs up, interesting, and I also shared this on Pinterest!