This post is kind of a continuation of my previous post “What, Really, IS the Bohemian Style?”
I spoke of how the manufacturers are putting out clothing designed after the current bohemian craze. Certain boutiques carry apparel reminiscent of the hippie days of the late ’60s into the ’70s, which is all coming back—and “vintage” is now the buzzword.
That’s great! I’m reliving my teen years vicariously. Lol. My teenaged me is looking ahead to me now, when…
I know myself better and have a much better handle on who I am,
and, finally, have my own fashion sense.
My wardrobe in high school suffered greatly due to the fact that my life did not include having a job by which I would be able to buy my own clothes. I counted it a blessing just to be allowed to raise my hemlines! Lol. Other than that, my outfits were boring, with a few exceptions: I really loved a couple of dresses I had.
Of course, back then, I really had no idea of what my own personal style was. I was even unaware of what colors were best to wear with my skin, eyes and hair color!
So, “getting some road under one’s feet”as one travels life’s journey does have it’s benefits!
As you travel through life, you learn more and more about yourself.
Yet, I wasn’t so old when I started coming into my own style. I was in my mid 30s.
Lol. I remember I wanted to wear “different,” but was still a little shy about being nervy enough to do it.
I finally got to the point that I said to myself, “If you’re gonna do it, you’d better go on and do it—before you get too old to do it!”
Evidently, I, now, consider that I never got too old to have my own different personal style!!
Lol. Lol. ‘Cuz I’m more independent now in my style than ever!! 🙂
I do want to make a point, here, that,
the only way one gets to know oneself is by living
living brings age,
age brings freedom,
and freedom allows one to dress in whatever way she wants!! 😀
One's age has nothing to do with one's own personal style.
It may manifest in a little different way as one ages, but, in my opinion, no “woman of age” should ever be denied the pleasure of dressing in whatever way she desires—even if it is unusual for those in her age bracket.
Unusual = unconventional, right?
My style is not a mimic of anybody else—
not even of Cher.
Yes, she influenced me, but my style is very much my own style.
Yes, I take from hippie, gypsy, the current bohemian trend, and ideas I see anywhere—or, by flat using my own imagination!
But, the end result is a style all my own.
Last winter, I wore this outfit, below, and the waitress who served us in a restaurant said to me…
I’ve never seen anyone in person or online, etc. with my style. This is what I want to get across:
True bohemianism is not driven by the current trend…
it’s being unconventional in your very own way.
Now, regarding the clothes you buy...
Yes, you can find many items in the mall that blend into the bohemian look…but, at mall-store prices.
If you choose to be—or need to be—frugal, buying cool togs in some place like Forever 21—though fun to look in—might not be an option.
Who has discovered the prudence of shopping thrift stores?
I wave my hand and say, “I have, I have!”
Not only are the prices lower—and sometimes, ridiculously cheap!, but, one can find such curious, intriguing and even exotic garb there.
Besides Goodwill, Salvation Army and other thrift stores, flea markets and rummage sales are terrific places to find unusual items of clothing—including those cool, sought-after vintage rags and handmade items, too, and accessories, such as, costume jewelry and vintage hats.
Some thrift store pricing, though, has gotten outrageous, so you really have to shop for the bargains sometimes at the unique thrift stores— those individually owned.
Now, Comes the Real Fun!!
After finding those cheap, cute clothes, arranging them into boho outfits is the real fun!
can make for really attractive and unconventional looks…thereby, creating your own style! 🙂