When I started my blog, I named it “Bohemian” by the Bay for the definition of the word: a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer. I still abide by it’s meaning and I want my blog to be a source of inspiration where people feel like they can be inspired by my looks, yes, but I also want people to be inspired to create their own looks that are just as unconventional, just as unique, and just as YOU. I want people to feel welcome here, and I want to encourage everyone to be their most authentic self. I want people to feel like they too can be anyone they wish or create anything they want to be. YOU ARE AUTHENTICALLY YOU.
The definition of “bohemian” in relation to style has definitely changed over the years, from the 60’s and 70’s hippie-inspired culture complete with natural fabrics and free-slowing forms, to something more modern. I define my style as modern bohemian-chic, but in reality I hate definitions of all sorts that put one in a box. The idea of adopting any trend you wish to without having to stick to it is more appealing to me. With that said, I still have my style, but it is ever evolving. For example, when I threw on this standard “bohemian” outfit complete with a black wrap dress from Karen Klein, I paired it with a floral head wrap from Zara and these cat-eye sunglasses from Zenni Optical. The look is overall very bohemian, but not in the traditional sense of the word. The head wrap is very 70’s, the cat-eye sunglasses 60’s, and the dress very casual and more work appropriate. The overall look however, is very modern and sort of art-deco.
What I am trying to say is that you don’t have to be defined by one style. Style is something that is ever changing, and I encourage you to change with it. If you see a trend you like, try it! Not to say jump on every trend, but stick with the ones you like, even if they are from other era’s. Classy style is eternal, no mater how many trends come and go. One of my friends recently said to me that my style is very “relatable”. I didn’t find that offensive, but I did think about it quite a bit. I do and don’t want to be relatable. I want to find an edge and try some edgier looks that I like, but I also want to be true to my free spirited heart and smiley personality. For now, I am doing me, and I encourage you all to do the same- there is truly nothing more inspiring than being authentically you.