10 Bohemian Fashion Tips for NFR Feat. Frida Kahlo and Emmylou Harris

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:45am
Megan Wilson

The free spirited attitude of the bohemian lifestyle is made evident in the fashion. Flowy fabrics that dance around the body, allowing freedom of movement is what distinguishes bohemian fashion from the rest. Painter Frida Kahlo and musician Emmylou Harris are two bohemians that we can look to for NFR fashion inspiration.

Incorporating hides, leathers, suedes, bone, antler, and other animal materials into your ensemble is a resourceful way to make your outfit feel earthy and carefree!


Nothing says “bohemian” more than the two f’s: flowy, and floral. If you’re looking for boho, go for a floral maxi skirt or dress.

Dark lace fabric is something we often see in bohemian inspired collections and pieces. Dark lace is appealing in women’s fashion because it’s an unexpected collaboration of delicate, feminine fabrics with deep, masculine colors. Forever 21 has tons of dark lace pieces, or try Etsy.com if you prefer vintage.

Extra lengthy fringe is one of those “dancing” fabrics I spoke of above. Bohemian fashion is often times inspired by art, and movement is art!


Peasant skirts are staple in many ethnic and tribal cultures, such as Frida’s indigenous Mexican culture, which was in large part where her style was derived. Ethnic pieces hold substantial amounts of significance, from the materials and fabrics used, to the patterns and techniques, and are usually always handcrafted. These pieces have a story, making them one of a kind. Try pairing a peasant skirt with a long sleeve top for NFR this year.

Midi and duster length kimonos and jackets are unconventional, and therefore, bohemian. Velvet burnout and silk are two of the coolest fabrics to look for when purchasing these pieces.

Try layering several loose-fitting articles such as kimonos, skirts, shawls, and tunics together, instead of going for heavy coats and jackets in the fall and winter. You’ll have more freedom of choice with your outfits this way, and you won’t get bored wearing the same coat all winter.

Braids, whether simple or intricate, are foolproof when it comes to boho styling. There’s endless ways to change your look with braids each and every single day. Start exploring Pinterest for ideas before heading out to NFR!

Floral halos and tiaras may be too much for some, but sticking a flower in a low sitting bun gets the same message across. By December, flowers will be way out of season, so how about adorning your hair with a flower shaped Navajo brooch, instead? http://etsy.me/2eWWYvA


Another ethnic inspired bohemian necessity is anything with Mexican embroidery! An incredible Mexican boho designer to check out is Aida Coronado! She has several maxi skirts and dresses, as well as long sleeve blouses that would be good pieces to throw in your suitcase for NFR!


If you put any of our #RIDEInStyle fashion tips from the blog to your wardrobe, show us by tagging #RIDEInStyle in your captions on social media! We’d love to see you recreate some of these looks! In the meantime, check back next week for another #RIDEinstyle blog post!

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