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Boho Style: Everything You Need To Know

Ready to take on Boho style? Here's how you can add elements of this unconventional style to your personal wardrobe, starting with your leather handbag!

Boho Style: Everything You Need To Know

Ready to take on Boho style? If you’ve been wondering how you can achieve this fun, flowy fashion style, you’ve come to the right place. The Boho look is composed of pieces that feel artsy, carefree, and global. It’s often characterized by ​​flowy dresses of varying lengths, colorful embroidery, earthy tones, and a splash of fringe. And yes, your leather handbag plays an integral part in the Boho look. Here is everything you need to know about Boho clothing, and how to add elements of this unconventional style to your personal wardrobe.

What Is Boho Style?

Boho style is often defined by a carefree compilation of patterns, colors, and textures. The whole aesthetic is relaxed and easygoing. Boho style pays homage to a worldly aesthetic that allows itself to be unfussy, unencumbered, and unstructured. With that in mind, a crossbody purse is a perfect choice to keep hands free while enjoying the spirit of Boho life through music, dance, and other artistic expressions.

History Of Boho Fashion Style

Did you know that Boho style traces its roots back to France? Many believe the Boho movement started in the 19th century after the French Revolution. With little money in their pockets, artists and creatives turned their old, worn-out clothing into a counterculture, fashion revolution, probably carrying their creative wares in leather messenger bags. Boho style is also associated with the hippie culture of the 1960s and '70s when young people advocated for peace with beads, flowers, and peace signs.

An Updated Spin On The Boho Trend: Boho Chic

Let’s take your Boho look up a notch! Boho chic is defined as the upgraded version of the style. It’s an actual marriage of the Boho look and chic style, which takes these wardrobe choices down a more sophisticated path. To achieve the look, try adding chic elements through your clothes and accessories to elevate your boho fashion style. 

Must-Have Items For Boho Style

Here are five pieces you can incorporate into your own Boho chic wardrobe.


Maxi Skirt or Dress

This cool, flowy piece is the building block of any Boho chic ensemble. Try one in a solid pastel or a fun floral print.


Cardigan or Sweater

Look for ones that are a bit slouchy and unstructured in a tribal print. This is a great place to play with fringe as well.

Wide Brim Hat

If you’re wearing your Boho-chic look at a desert festival, you need something to keep the sun at bay. A floppy brim fedora, wool or woven, is an ideal choice.

Layered Jewelry

You can mix your favorite pieces of jewelry, from crystal bangles to charm necklaces, to dial-up that cool, Boho-chic vibe.


Colorful Bag

Our Brahmin Boho favorites include a leather crossbody bag in a swirl of colors or a bucket bag in an exotic print.

Evolving over centuries, Boho-style is one that allows you to mix unconventional and global pieces with your existing wardrobe to upgrade your personal style. Brahmin has an exciting collection of trending handbags and accessories that can enhance your Boho look. 

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