It seems Marianne Faithfull is finally getting her due. By popular demand, the original boho babe is kicking off her Mary Jane shoes to a new generation. The new bohemians are here and they’re pint-sized (for extra cuteness). Bohemian fashion trends have returned and the kids are getting loose in more ways than one.
The bohemians of the 1960s expressed their fashion style creatively, the look was expressive and eclectic. Bellbottoms, paisley silk shirts, and velvet jackets were all the rage for the gents and girls were dancing to Hendrix in velvet trimmed crocheted minis and platform boots. The attitudes were loose and so were the clothes. Typically feminine clothing could be easily worn by gents and suits and ties were de rigeur for the ladies.
Today, the look is a bit more subdued, and, happily, also available in small sizes. With the winter weather here, we’re bundling up boho style. Here are some must haves for your mini Micks and Mariannes.
The Romans may have worn them first, but the bohemians wore them best. Most of our kids think the sixties were ancient times. Imagine if they knew how far tunics really went back.
The SOOJIN Boy and Girl Vickie Tunic is a Navajo Print take on the loose-fitting garment, and it's super comfy too. Made of cotton, acrylic, and poly, it's a perfect go-to one piece for any busy autumn or winter morning. Wear it on its own or over jeans or leggings for a little extra style and warmth. Pair it with fur-lined boots for a real winter show stopper.
Peasant Tops and Loose Tops
During the sixties, tucked in was so out. The vibe was so hip, even the shirts were hanging loose. That’s when the peasant blouse gained popularity.
These smock-like shirts with the loose flowing sleeves made the perfect topper for guys and girls. The shapeless design made it fashionably unisex while its free flag flying look made it cool and groovy. It was only a matter of time before it made its comeback, and leave it to the hipsters at Boy + Girl to scale it down to kids size.
The SOOJIN Peasant Top is available in three gorgeous autumn jewel tones. The deep rich scarlet and forest green make great pieces for “Into the Woods” look and the baby blue is a gotta-have-it for kickin’ it in jeans.
Plus, if you want to put a little more definition into the word “bohemian,” you might want to try the Natalie Top. With an empire waist, this simple top can make your little waif the envy of the playground. We still can’t decide between the navy and the sea glass, maybe we’ll take one of each.
When kids don’t want to get out of their pajamas in the morning, the oversized dress is the perfect solution. There’s nothing comfier or cuddlier than a nice warm oversized dress to blanket your child in when leaving the house seems too brutal, and luckily, oversized dresses are boho chic as well!
We guarantee that once your child gets into the Una Dress, it’s going to become her autumn “Friday Outfit,” and maybe Saturday and Sunday as well. With the super soft 100% cotton fabric it’s going to be harder for her to take off than to put on.
Hair accessories are adorable on little bohemians. Patterned headbands can take an outfit from blah to boho in seconds, and if your little fashionista is really fashion forward, try a turban or beret for a bolder look. Plus, you can never go wrong with a flower crown for making your beastie blossom into an instant angel. For boys, “imagine” a corduroy cap a la John Lennon. We hear they’re revolutionary!
Warning: If your child is a fan of the Olsen twins, you'll probably never hear the end of it until you buy her some slouchy boots. Fringed, suede, loose around the ankles, the chunkier the better. Distressed baggy ankle boots make the perfect fashion foil for dresses and are also good for tucking skinny jeans. They’re superb with hi-lo skirts.
When you're buying your child's winter wardrobe, remember to be "Faithfull" to Marianne and give Mick a little "satisfaction" by throwing in some boho flavor and check out the SOOJIN INC.com for some inspo.