Let’s make this clear: boho jewelry is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a confident, free-spirited and unconventional woman to wear it. Intrigued, yet?
The recipe is simple. Mix a serious splash of color with a hand-made rustic quality and an irreverent touch, and you’ve got the most show-stopping bohemian jewelry pieces ready to instantly transform you into a contemporary hippie fashion icon.
What Exactly is Boho Style?
Boho is short for bohemian, a word used to describe a person who does not like to conform to tradition (be it behavior or dress code). If boho fashion is mainly characterized by patchwork denim, crochet tops, wide leg pants and flowing maxi dresses in multicolored paisley and floral prints, the bling that complements this style is equally eclectic and mesmerizing. Bohemian jewelry is actually a mix of different materials and colors designed in a carefree style. The only problem you may have is choosing your favorites.
Short History of Boho Jewelry
The Bohemian cultural movement originated in France as a counterculture after the end of the French Revolution in 1799. Many artists were forced into poverty and adopted a nomadic, alternative lifestyle expressing their creativity through fashion. It was the dawn of boho style.
The trend became mainstream in the 60’s, borrowing from the popular hippie movement elements like flowy silhouettes, hand-crafted jewelry, a penchant for mixing and matching, quirky color combos, and layering.
Boho style defined laid-back women who rejected über-feminine, sexy fashion. During the 60’s and 70’s it reached its peak encouraging alternative ladies to be true to themselves and not be afraid to reveal their artistic selves through their jewelry and clothing.
In 2003 boho-chic emerges (a mix of hippie and bohemian influences) being brought to prominence by the likes of Kate Moss and Siena Miller.
Today bohemian jewelry is the trademark of festival goers and sophisticated metropolitan women, adding the finishing touch to any hipster-style outfit.
The Gorgeous Aesthetic of Boho Jewelry
The pieces channeled by boho chicks are anything but subdued. They vary from statement pendants on long chains and multi-strand bead necklaces to important bangles and large dangle earrings. Boho jewelry often features large colorful tassels, leather fringing and oversized semi-precious gems, such as turquoise, agates, amethyst, amber, tiger’s eye and coral, and is stacked for an eclectic look adding diversity and texture in the most flawless way.
Then and Now: Ladies Who Defined Boho Chic
Trying to find inspiration for killer boho ensembles? Take a look at iconic ladies like Stevie Nicks, Ali McGraw, Jane Birkin and Janis Joplin. They sure nailed it back in the day.
Modern day boho icons include the Olsen twins, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Mischa Barton, Vanessa Hudgens and Florence Welch who have all been spotted rocking standout pieces to match spectacular boho-chic looks. Go on, take your cue from these style queens and you can’t go wrong!
Boho Jewelry – a Surprising Twist to Any Look
What we most love about this stunning jewelry style is the euphoric touch it brings to every outfit. The pieces are relaxed yet jaw-dropping, bold yet incredibly chic. By choosing to wear boho jewelry you will reveal your playful side and a chic fashion sense. A statement piece like the colorful Agate and Amethyst Cross Necklace or the ethnic-looking Decoding Perfection Agate and Amethyst Tassel Necklace from Mexican brand Osaya can be game-changing, especially with a simple outfit.
Case in point, whenever you want to achieve an exotic and feminine look boho jewelry is your go-to choice. Earthy glam to crave for. Eager to add boho jewelry to your treasure box? What would you go for first?