Freedom. If I had to pick one word to describe this incredible style, that’d be it. Bohemian (or as it’s more commonly known, boho) is the style birthed by the lifestyle of the hippies and free spirits of the 60’s and 70’s, and it’s still very much alive today! It’s best known for its long-flowing or tiered dresses and skirts, embroidery or embellishment with beading, peasant blouses, fringed handbags, etc. When you think ‘boho’, you should think layered and colorful - which makes it perfect for your senior session! And here’s how to do it:
Do it with a skirt - If you love a carefree look, or just simply want to bring back the free spirit of a time past, then you need some boho in your senior session, and you can start easy by picking out a simple maxi skirt. Free People is one of my favorite online shops to find these (and pretty much all things bohemian!), and they have some wonderfully free maxi skirts ready to be worn by you. Their Byzantine maxi skirt is a perfect example, infused with a bit of Roman-era style, but with new life breathed into it with its button-up front and ruffled hem. These sorts of maxi skirts are a great base to build from, and because they’re pure boho, they can be enough freedom on their own. It’s all up to how you’re feeling it!
Do it with a dress - The older-and-taller cousin to the skirt, the dress has its own unique expressions when it comes to boho. The most popular of which is patterned and printed maxi dresses, and for good reason: they’re gorgeous! But that’s not all the style is about; take the French Girl mini dress, for instance. It just resonates with an era that longs to be brought back, and gosh would it look great in your senior session. It works so wonderfully as a stand-alone deal, with its ribbed top and belted A-line skirt, and it’s even enough to build a theme around. It leaves your creative spirit rejuvenated, so much so that you’ll be craving an adventure to find the perfect location to show it off.
Do it with a tunic - It’s the perfect thing for showing off boho’s ethnic influences, as well as being the best thing for self-expression. This Kaleidoscope tunic is a great example of it, and it’s a great ambassador for the heart of the bohemian style. Its tapestry-inspired print on velvet is dazzling, and you can pair it with a copper blazer and some black slouch boots, for the complete outfit. While this tunic is a bit tighter-fitting, there’s an equal amount of others that are very loose-fitting and flowing, to fit the carefree mindset.
Do it with a hat - What would boho be without the floppy-brimmed hats? That style might be the mascot at times, but there’s a plethora of other styles that all fit under the bohemian aesthetic. Some of my favorites are the berets and the bucket hats, because both have their own unique expressions of what it means to be free spirited. They’re like the wedding-cake-toppers of the boho style; they personalize and pull it all together. For the upcoming cool weather, break out the felt wide-brims, or this incredible Margot slouchy beret for when you want to look dreamy.
Freedom is a beautiful thing, and the boho style makes it look so much better. I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s one of my favorite styles, and I hope after all this, it’s one of yours too. If you want to show off your take on boho, contact me here - I can’t wait to meet you!