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Last Update: October 3, 2016
Accessories are the true key to defining any
look or signature style. Nobody knows that
better than the Bohemian
princesses who load up on unusual and artful
accessories that express their inner
Natural materials from shell
to stone to fabrics and leathers are often
favored. Inspirations are drawn from
ethnic traditions from around the world to
create a truly global style. Hand-made,
artisanal details often play an important role.
Vintage style influences can sometimes give a
romantic edge especially during the Holiday
Party Season when richer fabrics such as
brocades, jacquards, and velvet are popular. Beading, sequins, and
embroidery all play prominent roles all
If any style tribe knows how to
layer and mix patterns, textures, colors, and
materials to create a truly unique and eclectic
look, it would be the
BoHo fashionistas. Scarves
can layer another pattern or texture. Jewelry is often hand
crafted or globally inspired by ethnic craftsmen.
Kimonos, capes, and ruana
wraps have been trending in mainstream fashion
for several years, and can be found at many different types of
retailers. Styles are ranging from Southwest blanket prints
to fringed piano shawl styles,
along with folkloric embroidered and natural
fiber and hand crafted looks.
Particularly challenging items to find for
plus-sizes are belts, leggings, tights and
that are important to this look. Longer
necklaces and scarves, larger ring sizes, and
bracelets that fit larger wrists can also be
One the best places
around for unique, one of a kind, hand crafted
items from around the world is
Novica. A National
Geographic company, they support independent
artisans with Fair Trade arrangements.
Each one has a bio so you can learn more about
their story. This is a fantastic place for
jewelry, scarves, and bags. Quantities are
limited so you will be sure to find something
truly unique and unusual.
Those who need longer necklaces and larger ring
sizes will find a wide variety of jewelry at
The inventory is huge and the styles incredibly
varied. This is a great spot for hand
bags, and funky items such as patterned or
luxury fiber socks such as cashmere, too.
Price points run the gamut from very affordable
to pricy, but many also have installment payment
Looking for flowers for your hair, jazzy Art
Deco and flower child hair ornaments, and fun
items such as hats, snoods and fascinators?
The spots to look are
Mod Cloth and
which both also have funky and off beat
collections of shoes. Those searching for
Western twist can find fancy cowgirl hats, belt buckles, and
boot jewelry with plenty of bling at
Back in the Saddle.
One of the best spots for eclectic finds
generally, where you can find ethnic
jewelry from around the world, scarves,
shoes, bags, and anything you can
imagine. Some is hand crafted.
Some is vintage. Some is just
gorgeous and fun. One of our
favorite shops is
where burnout silk velvet kimonos,
scarves, and poncho tops in sizes that
fit up to 5X are a specialty. They
also carry cashmere capes in the same
sizes. Both are fantastic
art-to-wear pieces favored by bohemian
catalog has a few bohemian fashion
finds, but it's their accessories
inventory that really shines. Hand
painted leather shoes, funky folk
pattern socks, tooled leather bags, and
both winter and all year patterned
scarfs at moderate prices are worth the
stop. Portland based
is another spot for fabulous shoe and
boot finds, gorgeous bohemian patterned
scarves, bags, and fun artisan inspired
is a growing Midwest boutique chain that
specializes in relaxed Bohemian inspired
looks in soft, natural fibers.
Complimenting the main collections is a
particularly good selection jewelry,
shoes, and other accessories.
Prices range from moderate to slightly
pricy with jewelry often fashioned in
has long had an artisan edge to their
detailing making them a favorite stop
for many looking for jewelry and
accessories. Jewelry has long been
their strength, but the patterned scarfs,
bags, and felt hats are also worthwhile.
Trendy retailers such as
are the spots to find plus-size
leggings. Torrid's inventory leans
towards a gothier look but can sometimes
stock hard-to-find items such as lace
leggings in size XL to 6X. Rue 21
has a constantly changing inventory, but
folk patterns and bohemian prints are
regularly turning up at hard to beat
prices for size 1X to 3X.
has a darker, more romantic and vintage
edge to their accessories. Meanwhile,
is the go to spot for dramatic,
statement jewelry including bib