I Live in California and Have "New Bohemian" Style—These Are My Go-To Outfits

Bohemian style comes with a long history, most closely associated with the hippie movement of the late '60s and '70s that stood against conventional lifestyles and became synonymous with artistic expression. The era featured new clothing styles such as ethnic dresses, embroideries, mixed prints, earthy shades, volume, fringe, and flared silhouettes.

The free-spirited bohemian style has certainly evolved throughout the centuries, but the boho hype has never really gone away. We still see elements of the aesthetic on countless runways, with plenty of brands and retailers leaning into the creative aesthetic.

While the term "boho chic" may feel slightly dated these days—perhaps mustering up images of Sienna Miller in peasant-style dresses, slouchy beige boots, and floppy hats circa 2005, today there is a somewhat "new bohemian" style that has emerged with brands such as Dôen, Christy Dawn, Love Shack Fancy, Faithfull the Brand along with designers such as Ulla Johnson tapping into the artistic, romantic, and nomadic bohemian in a modern way.

So how do you nail new bohemian style? We tapped into free-spirited fashion muse—California based model, and singer/songwriter Alyssa Miller of Primrose Forever Sanctuary to share some of her relaxed go-to outfits that we think encapsulates the aesthetic perfectly. Scroll below as she shares her everyday looks and shop the styles for yourself.

"For when you want to feel cute but also comfy—this Daily Sleeper nightdress is perfect for cuddling up with a book."

"This dress is from Staud—it's a great silhouette for me. And I love a good statement sleeve."

"I love a little vintage. I do a lot of hunting on Etsy for special pieces. A few of my favorite accounts include Rawson Studio, Souvenir Vintage, Noirohio Vintage, Closet Case Vintage, and Roam Vintage."

"This pretty dress is from Rouje. All their pieces are universally flattering."

"I'm the Art Director at Christy Dawn and these shorts are a classic from the brand. We really walk the talk when it comes to caring for the environment." 

"This suit is from Scout Goods and I'm in love! They are a sustainable brand made in the U.S. I can't wait to style with a vintage blouse and blazer for the cooler months."

See and Shop More of Alyssa's Cool Bohemian Style:

A vintage-inspired breezy maxi-dress works from day-to-night with the addition of tan accessories. Finish the look with an effortless straw bag.

An embroidered peasant dress exudes a relaxed, rustic, country aesthetic.

Nothing completes your bohemian look quite like a Jane Birkin inspired basket bag.


Nothing completes your bohemian look quite like a Jane Birkin basket bag.

A romantic night dress is what bohemian dreams are made of.

Your free-spirited look starts with a billowy and breezy vintage-inspired floral maxi dress.

Loose-fitting denim overalls will add an artistic touch to your look.