Bohemian Nature Girl Style and Fashion Tips
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).
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
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!