Looking at magazines, I feel attracted to pictures of the boho style. Apart from colors, jewelry, and fringe bags, what is really Boho style?
Boho style is colorful and attractive and often introduced as a modification of hippie style. But more than the all-around scarves and fringe purses, bohemianism is much much deeper.
Bohemian is a person living an unconventional lifestyle. He or she is in close ties with bohemians alike who are usually living their artistic, literary, musical, adventurous, and other alternative passions. Although it has spread across the globe more than a hundred years ago, it has become an inviting lifestyle option for its hip, liberating, yet profound approach to the new generation.
Bohemianism is more than the individual’s pursuit of self-expression, it also opens up pathways to showcase each person’s impact on the world. They believe that if one “jumps onto life’s pages in full color”, he or she can leave a mark in history that in some way could nourish our home.
A festival girl wearing a flower crown and a brown boho bag may seem like a Bohemian nowadays, but if she is living a conventional life then she may not be as she dresses to be. It takes more than a caftan and a fringe handbag to crown one as a true Bohemian. Eccentric attitudes, beliefs, and actions that don’t conform to society are established early on.
Just like the liberating aesthetics of a maxi dress, and the lax utility of leather fringe purses and boho gypsy bags, Bohemians are free individuals who simply don’t care about what other people think. They nourish their artistic lives, putting self-expression atop material cravings such as wealth and reputation. Their anti-establishment belief was conveyed through free love, living with only the basics, and sometimes even below the poverty line.
The felt hat, the fringe boots, the boho crossbody bag, the caftan, the colorful poncho, and the brown boho purse can be adapted and revived forever, but the Bohemian spirit in this digital age might be harder to find. Nowadays, artists and poets who live in the bohemian state of mind disturb the high society’s view of “art”.
The colorful clothes for the boho style are happy and free. The jewelry is mostly silver with blue stones. I have some of them and they bring a smile to my face every time I use them. I also have a careful way to clean them.
I developed a paste to clean my jewelry without damaging it.
The recipe is-
1 cup of vinegar
I tablespoon of salt
Add white flour until turns in a thick paste. Apply to your jewelry and polish with a soft cloth.
Darlings- Shine-on and be happy!