The term ‘Boho’ is short for Bohemianism, used in the early 19th century to describe the non-traditionalist lifestyles, culture and fashions of voluntarily poverty stricken artists, writers, actors and musicians across Europe.
Boho Chic has come and gone throughout the centuries, and the Hippie counterculture movement in the late 1960’s brought the Bohemian belief system to the forefront once again, the fashion aspect being a mere side effect.
Boho Clothes are very similar to the clothing worn by the Hippies in the late 1960s, but are paired a bit differently for a ‘fresh’ look.
Boho Clothes require Boho Accessories to complete the Boho Chic look…most popular are large, chunky belts often made to resemble coins, sheepskin or cowboy boots, and the ubiquitous ginormous purse…the Hobo Bag. No Boho Chic fashionista would be seen without one…a huge, crescent shaped purse with a shoulder strap. Named after the bindle on a stick that hobos carried during the depression era, the Hobo Bag fits in just perfectly with the Boho theme.
If Boho is your thing, there are tons of shops in the London area to choose from.