60s boho fashion

60s boho fashion DEFAULT

If we’re being honest, boho style is one of those aesthetics that never truly goes away. Sure, you may associate specific motifs, silhouettes, and details (floral prints, maxi dresses, and embroidery, to name a few) with the style. However, there are some things inspired by the styles once associated with the ’60s and ’70s that have filtered through into today’s biggest trends. Case in point: prairie dresses and Western details.

Perhaps today’s boho outfits no longer look like those that were seen at Woodstock, but it’s safe to say that some of the biggest bohemian-inspired trends have made their way to the surface of the fashion industry. Whether it’s exaggerated ruffled collars or an elevated take on fringe trim, there’s a new way fashion girls are sporting bohemian style right now—and it’s good.

Ahead, check out how It girls are putting together chic bohemian looks. Even if you don’t think boho style is for you, these looks might convince you otherwise. And for those of you who do, don’t worry: There’s a fair share of floral prints and embroidery here.

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60s Fashion for Hippies – Women and Men

Janis Jopin in hippie bohemian clothing in the late 1960's

Janis Joplin remains a major inspiration for hippie and bohemian fashion even today.

60s Hippie Fashion part 2. Now that you know the basics of what went into hippies and their clothing, let’s begin applying it.

Hippie Fashion Tips

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What hippies wore was an act of protest against their society. Their old and ill-fitting clothes rejected the growing emphasis on consumerism and trend-following in mid-’60s culture. Countering the “mod” preference of sleek and tight, hippie silhouettes were loose, unstructured, and topheavy. Even mod materialism was turned on its head — designer clothes did not make the hippie who he was, but instead the hippie made his clothes reflect himself. Articles of clothing could be hand-personalized through acid washing, dyeing, painting, pins, studs, beading, patches, and embroidery. Today, it is just as easy to purchase clothes with the “work” done for you, but nothing can replace getting your own hands dirty. Perfection was never the goal. Disruption was.

60s fashion and accessories

’60s fashion and accessories. Silhouettes were androgynous — there are two men in there.

Accessorizing is key to an accurate 1960s hippie outfit. Bandannas, scarves, and jewelry were all very common for both women and men. Necklaces and bracelets were worn by the dozen and made of leather, hemp, or straw. They could be beaded (donkey beads were particularly popular) or wrapped in fabric. Rings and wider bangle bracelets were popular, and these, too, could be worn to excess. Jewelry among hippies was not regarded for its quality or status, and cheap costume jewelry was preferable for its price point.

Hats, when worn, followed no rhyme or reason: while women often sought the most gigantic and floppiest floppy hat, men could be seen wearing decorated cowboy hats, bucket hats, top hats, and even women’s cloches. Belts for both sexes were either a thin strip of cloth or thick and detailed with a large belt buckle.

Sunglasses were primarily either round or oversized plastic frames, with other novelty shapes such as hearts or squares appearing more often on performers than hippies themselves. Gradient lenses hit the mainstream in the mid-’60s and grew to dominate sunglasses in the later years, however hippies did not typically wear them until the early ’70s. Instead, round frames tinted with a pastel color became the fad in hippie circles. These rounds could be standard or oversized and were most popular in pink, purple, blue, and yellow.

1967 Pattie Boyd hippie outfit

1967 Pattie Boyd wears a paisley mini dress, ethnic beaded vest, gladiator sandals and handmade headband/armsbands/belt

Shoes were optional, but when worn, basic styles dominated – boots and sandals were most common, with brown being the preferred color. Simple lace-up canvas shoes did well enough for most seeking comfortable and cheap footwear. As “trendier” hippies joined in the later years, mainstream shoes such as go-go boots, winklepickers, and chukka boots bled into hippie fashion. This was an extension of mod fashion. Stick to sandals (or go barefoot) for the more organic 1960s hippie look. Similarly, Birkenstock shoes were not available domestically in the 1960s, and only took off as a (male dominated) shoe brand in 1973.

‘60s Hippie Fashion for Women

Mounting feminist attitudes and the “free love” mindset within hippie culture led to a spike in androgyny and rule-bending. Hippie women could and often did wear men’s clothing. Men’s tee shirts and pants were comfortable, and oversized men’s jackets and workshirts were easily appropriated into minidresses. Makeup was rare, bras were optional, and grooming was minimal. Towards the later ’60s, women wore their shirts tied up or cut short to expose their midriffs. Among hippies, it was an era of “anything goes.”

Two young hippies display the oversized and bulky silhouettes of hippie fashion

A young hippie couple at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Both wear a men’s military jacket in different ways.

On the more feminine side, women’s hippie fashion brought back smocked maxi length dresses,A-line skirts, and wide-leg beach pants. Made of light fabrics such as cotton or linen, these were typically either bright solids or ethnic prints. Clean, modest column-shaped dresses from the early 20th century were bought from antique stores and worn without regard for the tighter, shorter ’60s silhouette. On the dresses, bishop sleeves and exaggerated bell sleeves kept with the hippy-dippy trend of loose and flowing fabric. So did peasant blouses, kimono shawls, ponchos, and screen-printed scarves, with the added benefit of more versatility than dresses.

Among hippie women emerged a new style that had its roots in activism, back-to-nature movements, and yoga. Adding a touch of Americana to the diverse pool of hippie fashion influence, this was the “Earth Mother” look. Long unstyled hair held back with a headpiece, natural faces, and floating silhouettes made for a look that was peaceful, friendly, and almost mythical.

Clean whites and rich earthy tones in both solids and a variety of patterns broke through the psychedelic colors of hippie clothing and founded early bohemian, or boho, fashion. From this, too, came the act of “upcycling” old cloth into new outfits. Creative and environmentally conscious hippie women used what was available to make their clothing. Patchwork shirts, jackets, and skirts were stitched together from scraps, and even dresses could be made out of anything — including bedsheets. What wasn’t made new was often treated with the “never say die” mindset and sewn, patched, and repaired into immortality.

Hippies Performing a Rain Dance in a circle. The hippie women all show various styles acting as precursors to bohemian style.

1969 Hippies performing a Rain Dance – note the seemingly handmade poncho on the center-right woman and the outfit of the woman on the far left.

Hippie woman in a white dress with bishop sleeves and a small hat
1968 clean white dress with bishop sleeves.
1965 a patchwork printed shirt and headscarf
1965 a patchwork printed shirt and headscarf

Even among accessories, ingenuity was found. Beads, seeds, feathers, and small strips of cloth were easily worked into hair or strung onto necklaces as decoration. Flower garlands were excellent on-the-spot headpieces. There was a beauty in nature, and anything could find a new purpose.

Long hair with a headband was a signature look for hippies in the 60s and 70s

Long hair with a headband was a signature look for hippies in the ’60s and ’70s.

Since the ’60s fashion scene wasn’t quite “with it,” ingenuity was the key to achieving most hippie women’s looks. To get what she wanted, she was typically left to make it herself, and the imperfections and eccentricity of that handmade clothing grew to become the appeal. Uneven sleeves and odd shapes, such as the frock with bell sleeves, became iconic within hippie women’s fashion. Many clothes went through a “rite of passage” where they were, in some way, customized and given character before they saw regular use.

60s hippie fashion Pattie Boyd-Harrison ethnic print dress, purple gladiator sandals
1967 Pattie Boyd-Harrison
60s hippie fashion - Pattie Boyd-Harrison ethnic print dress, purple gladiator sandals
Pattie Boyd-Harrison ethnic print dress, purple gladiator sandals


For those who didn’t want to wear ethnic prints, clothing was just as commonly bleached or dyed into either a solid color, a textured solid, or tie-dye. Warmer colors such as pink, violet, mustard, and orange, and brown were favored within hippie women’s clothing. Acid-washed (muted) solids, stripes, tie-dye, and assorted ethnic/Americana prints were the primary patterns. At the height of the hippie organics craze, synthetic fabrics were rarely found on a 1960s hippie woman unless she was more fashion forward. This did change in the 1970s, however, as hippie fashion hit stores full-force.

two hippie women in headbands wearing handmade tie dye dresses.

(1967) Relaxed hippie frocks with tie dye patterns were a comfortable and easy look for hippie women.

Unlike men’s clothing, stylistically distinct and unusual women’s hippie outfits were relatively common. Pirate, fairy/fae, and Renaissance elements were transferred into a hippie style that often had more appeal than simple hippie women’s outfits. Granted, those “simple” looks were also about the same as men’s — an optional tee shirt/sweater with a pair of pants, or a ’60s cut dress — and even those plainly dressed hippie women accessorized their simple outfits to fit the hippie style. Headbands and bracelets in particular seemed like a uniform.

The downright outrageous costumes, however, were still rather uncommon. They usually involved beyond-excessive amounts of beading, fringe, political statement pieces, or heavy and ornate decorations. If she was with a friend or partner, they may have coordinated looks with a matching pattern or theme.

Hippie women in countercultureal Che Guevara and American Flag dresses in 1968 at VintageDancer

Two hippie women wearing dresses with the American flag and Che Guevara in 1968.

Casual, more style-conscious hippie women could be found in minidresses, beach rompers, and loose blouses with corduroy shorts. These often left a sleeker silhouette that was loosened up with bead necklaces and a shawl or large scarf draped over the shoulders. Shorter dress cuts with vibrant hippie-inspired colors hit department stores with great success, as did bohemian headbands and scarves. Acid-washed denim, a rising trend among hippie jeans, led to denim manufacturers offering both jeans and jackets pre-washed on the shelves. By the early ’70s, clothing designers had established fringe jackets, coveralls, and embroidered denim as women’s styles.

Classic ’60s style with Pattie Boyd, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr wearing jeans or cords with ethnic shirts, crochet and fringe vests, bead necklaces, and round sunglasses.

Your 60s Hippie Outfit

When developing a hippie outfit, it’s important to consider the when. Basic clothes with a more masculine silhouette, like a pair of pants and a cable knit sweater, work well for an early hippie outfit. All it takes is a bandanna and some daisy flowers for the student protester look. To keep with the same clothes in 1969, however, the sweater would have to be oversized and the pants flared or nonexistent. Additional necklaces, a hat, and perhaps a decorated scarf or wrap would be ideal for accessories in the later years.

1968, trippy colors and pattern were mainstream and worn by some festival goers although not "hippie" enough for the more dedicated hippies

1968, trippy colors and pattern were mainstream and worn by some festival goers although not “hippie” enough for the more dedicated hippies

“Disco hippies” with psychedelic minidresses, bell sleeves, and go-go boots did exist, but not to the extent Halloween costume makers imply.  It was unlikely to be seen within the hippie movement, but rather served as a hippie inspired outfit in mod or disco style. Since these trippy colors and patterns were in the mainstream around 1966-1968 some festival goers were wearing them, mixing them with other less trendy accessories. How “hippie” vs mainstream a girl dressed was entirely dependent on her dedication to the movement, the style, creativity, and her budget.

Similarly, long and flowing white hippie dresses weren’t worn to a notable degree prior t0 1967, and saw far more popularity in the late 1970s.

Peasant style tunic, dress, and maxi dress pattern

1970s McCall’s pattern for a very hippie inspired peasant top or dress.

It’s in the details – some notes on styling:

  • In 1967, short tunic dresses with ethnic prints, paisley, swirls, and flowers in “psychedelic” colors kicked off the festival season. Pair one of these with a natural colored vest, beads, belt,sandals, and a headband for a mixed media look. Save Renaissance inspired or peasant dresses in colorful prints for later ’60s hippie style.
  • Accessories are crucial. A headband of daisy flowers, braided leather, or beaded patterns should be the absolute minimum worn. Bandannas and headscarves or floppy hats protected heads from the hot sun, and round sunglasses were the most iconic ’60s hippie eyewear. Bracelets and necklaces can and should be worn excessively, outfit allowing.
  • Most blue jeans in the ’60s were straight leg and high waisted. There were only a few flared leg jeans with a low waist, often tie-dyed or acid washed for personality. Keep these (and flares in general) to the later years.
  • You can add texture to an untextured shirt, dress, or pair of pants by crumpling it up, lightly misting it with water, and letting it dry before wearing it. Sometimes, this is all it takes to add a more bohemian look to a piece.
  • Heels weren’t practical enough to have much of an effect on hippie fashion. Stick to something you can hike through mud in – flat sandals, tall boots, barefoot.
  • While hippies were not afraid to show skin, it was the ‘60s, V-necks and scoop necks were high enough not to show cleavage, and sleeveless shirts had a wider (about 2-inch) shoulder.
  • Hotpants (shorts) were usually cut with a flare and had an inseam no shorter than 3”. Deviating from this occurred, but required scissors and dedication.
A group of hippie women in various hippie styles pose and smile for the camera at VintageDancer

A group of hippie women showing various hippie styles at Woodstock 1969

‘60s Hippie Clothing Tips for Men

two eccentrically dressed hippie men blowing bubbles in during the 1967 Summer of love at VintageDancer

Two hippie men blowing bubbles at the 1967 Festival of the Flower Children in England

Men’s hippie fashion ranged from basic to outrageous, but extremely simple looks were the most prevalent. For most hippies, a shirt (optional) and casual pants were the uniform. Beatlemania kept turtlenecks relevant, but tee shirts were more comfortable, cool, and inexpensive. When it came to trousers, slim-straight cuts in corduroy, cotton pique, and denim were accessible staple pieces. Pants rises ranged from high (at the belly button) to “low” (~2” below the belly button).

1969 med men's style was worn by hippie to

1969 – Parts of mod men’s style were occasionally worn by hippies.

As psychedelic hues grew more accessible, pants in saturated solid colors gained traction on the men’s side. These were seen primarily in a slim or wide straight leg, with a few flared options. Unlike the pattern-heavy pants of ’60s mod fashion, hippie men opted primarily for pants in solids, stencilwork, or vertical stripes until the early 1970s.

A Hippie protester in peace sign jeans

Peace sign jeans.

Instead, patterns in hippie men’s fashion showed through button ups with ornate patterns. Busy prints in an array of vibrant colors were easy for hippie men to find by 1967, and they were worn throughout the movement. While paisleys are the most memorable to date, there were also geometric shapes, florals, textured solids, and abstract organic patterns. These kaleidoscopic patterns with big ’60s collars made a statement. Paired with a pair of saturated solid-colored trousers in a rich maroon or electric blue, it was a staple look of the late ’60s rock scene as well.

Horoscope pants
1969 plaids and stripes mens pants
1969 plaids and stripes flared pants

While it wasn’t overly common, robes and tunics were seen more on hippie men than women. Draped in a richly printed tunic and cape with his hair grown long, a hippie could look almost like a messiah – and that was often the point. Spiritually-inspired clothing to any degree served as an homage to the religious experiences hippies would feel through drug use, or it was worn as a nod towards their own enlightenment. Afghans, capes, and shawls also provided unrestricted movement with less spirituality.

A hippie man in robes walks through grass. Behind him are multiple men in more typical hippie clothing, such as bright pants and simple shirts.

A “way out” hippie man wears dons his robes to the Woodstock Festival. Note the men’s outfits in the background.

"The Woodstock Guru" Satchidananda Saraswati leads a prayer of peace and love to kick off the music festival.

“The Woodstock Guru” Satchidananda Saraswati leads a prayer of peace and love to kick off the music festival.

On the broader scale, Eastern fashion became explosively popular in the later 1960s. Asian influence was found in men’s tunic shirts, vests, sandals, slippers, and their selection of jewelry embellishments. Beaded necklaces, headbands, and bracelets were seen just as often on men as they were on women. Clothing prints, designs, and even fabrics took heavy inspiration from India in particular. Baja hoodies (also known as drug rugs) were a result of Latin American and surfer influence — contrary to popular belief, they were not popular with hippies in the ’60s.

mens hippie shirt 1962 ethnic print polo shirt
1962 Ethnic Print Polo Shirt
1967 mens hippie shirt, lace up "renaissance" shirt
1967 Lace-Up “Renaissance” Shirts

Perhaps more important than any other influence of men’s hippie fashion was the rugged and durable clothing from military, workwear, and biker influences. It was there in the beginning of the movement, and saw it to its end. Leather jackets, particularly the A-2 bomber jacket, were a staple piece of outerwear in the earlier years, worn over turtlenecks and mohair sweaters. Newer jackets such as the fringe or utility jacket never grew quite as popular as they did for women, but denim jackets, field jackets, and leather vests filled the niche of heavy outerwear when the A-2 lost popularity in the late 1960s.

1969 fringe suede jackets

1969 fringe suede jackets

Mechanic’s coveralls were a quick and easy way to stand out, with the added bonus of being blank canvases for customization and rather taboo as a fashion choice. Western shirts, plaids, and work shirts were cheap to find and could serve as both base layers and second layers among 1960s hippies seeking something loose and comfortable. At the time, blue-collar workshirts were notoriously baggy and oversized compared to the more slim-cut shirts of the fashion scene, so they fit well with the loose silhouettes hippies preferred.

In addition to being soft and comfortable, henley shirts, both long sleeve and short sleeve, took to dyeing well and were light enough to wear in any weather. Work boots, particularly cowboy boots and harness boots, were most popular in brown.

60s hippies, Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in San Francisco

Pattie Boyd and George Harrison in San Francisco


When it wasn’t simple, men’s hippie fashion was one of many layers. Shirts, vests, second layers, and jackets appeared in countless variations. Owing to this capacity for layering, a popular look emerged from men simply doing without any base layer. Vests, jackets, and coveralls could be worn with no shirt underneath them. Workshirts could be unbuttoned with the hem tucked or untucked.

The main colors seen on hippie men were purple, blue, maroon, orange, and green. Patterns could be solids, textured solids, tie dyes, or ethnic prints. Stencils and paint were a hippie man’s default when he wanted to customize his clothing.

Woodstock hippie in a Western inspired look, decorated with glitter pictures

A young hippie man with his hair tied back wearing a hand-decorated chambray workshirt.

Compared to women’s hippie fashion, men’s hippie fashion had the potential to be far more chaotic. Elements from military, pirate, dandy, Western, circus, and countless other styles were taken and adapted into a style which sometimes had all elements in one outfit. Clothing pieces could clash freely or be worn irregardless of their intended purpose. Elaborate outfits, including floral print suits or full costumes, would be made or put together solely to incite a reaction. Even patterns themselves were often worn just so they could clash with another pattern. Cloth bucket hats, secondhand fedoras, porkpie hats, cowboy hats, and silk top hats were embellished with flowers and worn on any outfit.

A young hippie man in a light purple henley shirt, vest, and striped trousers runs with a protest group in 1967

A hippie protester in Eastern inspired clothing during the Summer of Love.

The nuances and distinction seen in hippie men’s fashion, however, never gained traction among designers as it did among women’s fashion. Instead, they popularized pants in bright colors, slimmer fashion-oriented work shirts, corduroy, “jean jackets,” men’s sandals, and bohemian men’s jewelry. “Distressed” clothing, particularly shirts, grew popular enough for acid washing to occur with chambrays and other more rugged men’s clothing. Bell-bottom jeans and trucker jackets grew popular in lighter denim washes, and denim-on-denim also became fashionable. When the ’70s arrived, flared trousers became popular with both men’s casual and business attire.

1967 man wears dark denim jeans and a cardigan sweater like –>
1967 Chevron and stripe earth tone sweaters and cardigans

While men’s hair was kept short and neat in the early years of the hippie movement, men’s hair and beards grew long and unmaintained towards the end of the 1960s. Full beards, sideburns, and mustaches with a shaved chin made a regular appearance.

1960s mens hippie shoes - 1969 brushed suede mocs, loafers, oxfords

1969 brushed suede mocs, loafers, oxfords

It’s in the details – some notes on styling:

  • Black shoes, particularly shiny black shoes, were seen as “cop shoes” by most hippie men. Choose shoes with roughout leather or a weathered patina such as suede moccasins, loafers, and boots. Shop shoes.
  • Men’s straight-leg trousers were worn at flood length. You can easily achieve this by ordering a shorter inseam or through hemming services. Ideally, the hem should either hit at the ankle or fall 1-2” above the foot. Make sure your trousers sit at or above your waist. Shop trousers.
  • The Type III denim jacket, AKA trucker jacket, was released in 1967. It caught on quickly with hippies in the late ’60s, but for earlier looks a canvas jacket or A-2 bomber is the best outerwear. Shop jackets.
  • Shorts of the 1960s went up to about mid-thigh. Look for shorts with a 5″-6″ inseam for the most ’60s look, and pay attention to the high rise. Even in summer, most men wore trousers.
  • Tee shirts in the 1960s, especially the early-mid ’60s, were cut differently than those of today. Most notably, they were tighter with quarter sleeves. If you’re going for a basic hippie look, keep it retro with shorter sleeves and a shorter hem as well. I’m fond of Mister Freedom’s Stanley Tee shirt for its solid construction and slubbed fabric. Shop tees, polos, and button downs.
  • Accessories such as headbands,pendant necklaces, wide belts, round sunglasses, bandannas, and cowboy hats will help complete the hippie look.
Hippies posing for a picture outside Woodstock 1969 at VintageDancer

Peace signs and VW Beetles abound at Woodstock 1969.

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Fashion Flashback:

In honour of the Festival season that would have been, we look back at the birth of the hippie and bohemian looks that have undoubtedly inspired festival fashion today.

           —By Luisa Tarantino

Woodstock 1969

Like many eras before and after, the 60s and 70s continue to have a significant influence on the fashion trends of today. From mini skirts and tie-dye to flower crowns and flared jeans, festival fashion draws a ton of inspiration from these iconic decades. Let’s take a look at how hippie fashion and bohemian fashion came to be, as well as the meanings behind these fashion movements.

The 60s was a decade of change and freedom (refer to last week’s Fashion Flashback on the 60s Swinging London), which brought about a series of groundbreaking trends. The hippie movement and the aesthetics attached to the movement remain iconic — we can all imagine a ‘hippie’ in our mind, down to the clothes they’re wearing. Hippie fashion, like other cultural and social movements of the time, was a response to the previous decade’s societal and aesthetic codes, meaning that hippie fashion, like hippies, rejected the mainstream and social constructs, and especially the polished, formal, and restrictive silhouettes of the 50s. Mixed prints, complex embroidery, acid-trip visuals, fringe, and flare silhouettes became popular. It was all about peace, love, freedom, sexual liberation, multiculturalism, and change, and that was reflected in relaxed, loose silhouettes and fashionable experimentation. Thrifting and DIY was also a huge part of the hippie movement, both for ecological reasons and in order to create new, cool items of clothing.


Dorian Grey Movie

Woodstock 1969


Bohemian fashion, on the other hand, dates as far back as the 19th century, widely adopted by artists, and inspired by nomadic gypsies. Like hippie culture, bohemian culture became associated with counterculture, creativity, freedom, and artistic expression. For women, adopting a bohemian style meant freedom to dress as one pleased, to feel free and liberated. Loose silhouettes like flowy skirts, durable yet comfortable fabrics like chiffon or suede, warm earthy tones, tons of unique, hand-crafted and  layered accessories, ‘peasant-style’ clothing such as tunics, etc. all define what we know as ‘boho’ today.

Freedom, culture expression, art – it’s no surprise these youthful, counterculture fashion movements came to be associated with music festivals. Take Woodstock for example — what is considered to be the first huge, yet successful festival (despite the chaos). If you look back on Woodstock fashion today, you’re sure to see plenty of looks that women and men would certainly still wear today.

Check out some incredible hippie/bohemian looks from the 60s and 70s below.



Performance movie with Anna Pallenberg and Mick Jagger

Patti and George Harrison

Performance Movie with Anna Pallenberg and Mick Jagger


Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

George Harrison and his wife in the late 1960s

Jane Birkin and  Serge Gainsbourg in the late 60s

Woodstock 1969

Bohemian style in the late 60s

Anita Brian

Woodstock 1969

Woodstock 1969


Woodstock 1969


For previous segments of Fashion Flashback, click here.

Written on: August 27, 2020

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The 11 Greatest Boho Fashion Muses Ever

There are some styles that just never seem to go off trend, and the women who epitomize these looks go down in history as fashion icons. Boho style icons are amongst the greatest legends of the fashion industry, and their hippie-chic aesthetic sets them apart as utter goddesses of the sartorial world. I mean, there's no other trend that boasts as many regal-like styles that are simply fit for a fashion queen.

I'm absolutely in love with Bohemian fashion. There could be no other style that's more perfectly suited to my own personal sartorial preferences. IMO, there's a whole lifestyle and mindset that comes along with the flowing dresses, the bold prints, and the many pairs of boots. It's a free-spirited way of life that was ushered in most prominently during the '60s and has been with us in some form or fashion ever since.

That's 50 years of gorgeous Boho inspiration with plenty of major players to glean style notes from. In an effort to compile not an entirely exhaustive list but a concise one of the most influential and exciting fashion muses of the long-admired Boho style, I scoured my own list of influential ladies and aspirations of my favorite type of fashion.

Perhaps these names are already synonymous with the Boho look to you, but hopefully you'll find a new icon or two to help you fall in love with the look all over again.

1. Talitha Getty

In what might be the most famous photo of style icon Talitha Getty, she poses on a rooftop in Marrakesh, Morocco in 1970 with her husband John Paul Getty. Talitha Getty was a cultural icon in the '60s as an actress and model. Although her life was tragically short (she passed at age 30), Getty made a huge impact in the fashion world.

2. Donna Summer

Donna Summer was the disco queen of the '70s, but her style, though not popularly accredited to the Boho look, was clearly influenced by the time, and she continued to be a Boho dream throughout her career — never failing to exemplify winged out sleeves or long, natural hair.

3. Janis Joplin

Another hippie queen of the '60s who died incredibly young (at only age 27), Joplin's influence on music and fashion is still unrivaled. She's known for her electric stage presence and her circle sunglasses and a style that's all her own.

4. Stevie Nicks

Probably no list of Bohemian fashion icons is complete without the illustrious Stevie Nicks. Famous as the lead singer for Fleetwood Mac in the '70s, this songstress has a style history like no other. Whether it's her sheer black, cape-like shawls or her top hats, her look has been recreated and copied over and over again, and I'm not complaining.

5. Chaka Khan

If it's not already clear, music and Bohemian style are destined to go hand-in-hand. Chaka Khan, dubbed the queen of funk from the '70s, let out her unique style in an explosion of fashion goodness. Fringe and a fro encompassed her go-to style status, and she was an absolute dream for this kind of style. There's nothing quite as carefree as that massive smile of hers.

6. Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller circa 2005 is arguably the whole reason for the current Boho revival. She ushered in the Boho-chic look that still resonates with women and men today, and is a huge factor in my own version of the style. I'm going to put her in this list in place of Kate Moss, because even though Moss completely deserves a spot, it was Sienna Miller who really defined the style for me in the '00s.

7. The Olsen Twins

Nothing really defines the grown-up style of the Olsen twins like Boho-chic. I mean, they've mastered the bed head, I-don't-really-care look. Even though the style sort of gives them an air of mystery — the complete opposite of their childhood film and TV personalities — they've made it their own, and you can't really imagine either of them without the look.

8. Zoe Kravitz

Another modern Boho muse, Zoe Kravitz doesn't take her style too seriously, which I think makes her the perfect example of an effortless Bohemian icon. Plus, with a dad like Lenny Kravitz, how can you not look cool?

9. Florence Welch

A personal favorite of mine, Florence Welch keeps her look suited to that of her '60s and '70s predecessors, and that makes her a true icon of the style as she obviously takes inspiration from the original Boho muses before her. There is no other current celebrity who rocks the look like she does, and her fashion choices will undoubtedly go down in history.

10. Vanessa Hudgens

She's been known to glam it up on the red carpet, but Vanessa Hudgens' street style and her enviable festival style is straight up modern Boho at its finest. The woman just knows how to rock a flowing shirt and some boots.

11. TK And Cipriana Quann

These fashionable sisters of the fashion blog Urban Bush Babes are quickly rising to the top of the style scene, and I can't help but notice their Boho-inspired looks over and over again. Keep an eye out for this duo, because they're sure to turn heads.

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Sours: https://www.bustle.com/articles/93961-from-janis-joplin-to-stevie-nicks-the-11-greatest-boho-fashion-muses-from-the-60s-to

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