Ah, boho. Has there ever been a more divisive fashion trend? The hippyish dressing style by nature is whimsical and cool, and yet, there lies a certain air of effortlessness – the defining characteristic of a boho girl is that she wouldn't dream of trying too hard.
A classic boho outfit is composed of an eclectic mix of borrowed, vintage and collected-over-time pieces that are each individually interesting, but somehow work harmoniously and exude a gentle rebellious spirit.
What is boho style?
Pre-Bieber Hailey nails the boho vibe
The boho trend, deriving from the word bohemian, skyrocketed in the mid 2000s – although the style actually harks back to much earlier. In the late 1960s and early 1970s when the hippie counterculture was at the fore, a pointed rejection of formal silhouettes resulted in flowy fabrics, loose-fitting shapes, earthy tones and, naturally, a healthy dose of fringing.
Some key pieces that have come to epitomise the height of boho chic include furry gilets, embroidered peasant blouses, and moccasins.
Which celebrities are known for their boho looks?
Sienna Miller and her hippy-chic Glastonbury outfits revolutionised festival fashion culture. When she stepped out at Worthy Farm in 2004 dressed in a studded belt, a frayed-hem skirt and rustic jewellery she was transformed into something of a bohemian style icon.
Another key player is supermodel Kate Moss who was often partial to a whimsical, romantic maxi dress. The day before her wedding to Jamie Hince in 2011, Kate opted for the most ravishing minty blue renaissance dress that she styled with turquoise suede boots – and this beautifully bohemian fashion moment has been stuck in our minds ever since.
Hello! Fashion shares how you can embrace the boho vibe in your wardrobe:
The vinyl coat
Simone Black Vinyl Coat, £245, Kitri
The festival-ready flares
Dalton flare jeans, £295, Hayley Menzies
The metallic mini dress
Oséree Lumière beach dress, £245, Mytheresa
The knitted skirt
Dodo Bar Or Liz fringe-trimmed cotton midi skirt, £355, Mytheresa
The colourful cropped cardi
Alice + Olivia Anderson cropped crocheted cotton-blend cardigan, £638, The Outnet
The cashmere jumper
Gabriela Hearst Crochet-knit cashmere sweater, £3,490, Net-A-Porter
The paisley mini
Camilla embellished printed silk crepe mini dress, £650, Matches Fashion
The studded belt
Raey suede studded leather belt, £125, Matches Fashion
The fringed jacket
Stella McCartney Fringed vegetarian leather jacket, £1,395, Net-A-Porter
The crochet halter top
Jonathan Simkhai Ralia top, £315, Mytheresa
The retro clogs
Ganni studded leather clogs, £345, Matches Fashion
The floaty maxi
Zimmermann Anneke cut-out paisley-print linen maxi dress, £735, Net-A-Porter
The wool cape
Loewe leather-trimmed fringed wool-jacquard cape, £895, Net-A-Porter
The cowboy boots
Isabel Marant Dahope leather Western boots, £688, Mytheresa
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