What is the boho chic style for men about?

This man wears the boho chic style for men. He uses jeans and a denim jacket as his main pieces. Also, he wears a black T-shirt. For accessories, this man wears sunglasses and bracelets.

The boho chic style features many elements that differ from the boho style. It also has different features when it comes to men and women. Therefore, we will look at the features of boho chic style for men:

As a general rule, the boho chic style for men is characterized by a free-spirited, eclectic aesthetic that uses flowing clothes to embrace its personal style. Clothes like Flowy shirts, wide-legged pants, and waistcoats with extraordinary patterns and colors characterize this style.

This short description covers the main purpose of the boho chic style for men. In this article, we will not only talk about the key elements of the boho chic style but also show you some inspiration and ways to style your outfits, so read on!


The boho chic style emerged in the mid-20th century as a type of boho style. With the hippie movement and its eclecticfree-spirited aesthetic, lots of attention grew to the boho style. As a result, more people wanted to have their taste of this style but rather change it a bit to make it more fitting for them

In the early 21st century, the boho chic style again gained some of its popularity as vintage style came to trend again. This resulted in many popular people wearing this style again. Also, the rather carefree and self-made style got repressed by a combination of designer clothes and casual ones. 

All these changes made the boho chic style what it is today. Though some clothes are the same for each gender, there are many differences in the boho chic style for men and women. Therefore, we will focus on the boho chic style for men in this article. If you want to read what this style has to offer for women, check out my article about boho chic style for women.

Key elements of the boho chic style for men

This man wears a linen shirt with floral patterns. He also wears a black T-shirt as a base layer.
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The boho chic style for men follows some key elements we will discuss now:

  1. Relaxed silhouettes: The boho chic style uses relaxed and unstructured silhouettes to express its carefree lifestyle. This one derives from the classic boho style.
  2. Natural fabrics: Even though there are designer clothes and high-fashion elements in this style, natural fabrics dominate. Cotton, linen, hemp, or leather are typical fabrics for the boho chic style for men.
  1. Earthy colors: This style likes to feature earthy tones for its outfits. Colors like ivory, beige, grey, brown, and olive green are typical ones.
  2. Nature-based patterns: for nature-based patterns, floral and paisley come to mind first. Also, some patterns that are inspired by certain cultures like Indians come to play in this style.
  1. Layering: Layering is a key element in general when it comes to most types of boho styles. The boho chic style is no exception there. For men and women, layering not only creates texture but gives you the ability to incorporate more individuality in your outfits. If you want to know more about the 7 types of boho style, check out my article about it here.
  2. Vintage and retro-inspired garments: The boho chic style for men likes to incorporate vintage clothes into its style. As it comes from the period of the 1960s to 1970s, the then-worn garments are perfect choices for your style.

As you can see, there are lots of elements, the boho chic style for men features that make it unique.

Boho chic clothes for men

Now we will look at a list of boho chic clothing for men. As we already discussed the key elements of it, we will now just name the garments for you to copy:

  • Relaxed-fit pants
  • Flowing T-shirts
  • Linen button-down shirts with patterns
  • Embroidered jackets
  • Distressed denim jackets 
  • Distressed jeans
  • Cardigans
  • Duster coats
  • Fringed vests
  • Knit sweaters

For shoes, you will want to wear: 

  • Leather sandals
  • Slip-on’s
  • Boots
  • Loafers

How to style the boho chic style for men

A man wears a boho chic outfit for men. He wears a pair of jeans, a beige T-shirt, and a textured and patterned jacket.
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Now that we got a list of clothes you can wear with the boho chic style for men, we will now look at how to properly style your outfits:

First of all, you will want to pick one of the statement clothes from the list above. This will function as your base for other clothes. Pick it according to the occasion and weather. As we’ve discussed earlier, natural fabrics and colors are key elements of the boho chic style for men. They are also pretty versatile. So, you will want to combine earthy tones and different fabrics.

Another way to add additional texture to your outfit is by layering your clothes. Try to do that as well if the weather allows it. If you are done mixing all these different colors, patterns, and fabrics into a nice matching outfit, you can now go into finetuning

For that, you will first want to pick a pair of shoes that you feel comfortable in and that blends in with the outfit. These shoes should not be the main source of attraction in your outfit. 

If you are done with that step, it’s time to accessorize. To do this accordingly, choose beaded bracelets, necklaces with charms or natural elements, leather belts, or scarves. The accessories should match the occasion.

If you are done with all these steps, you are ready to go with your boho chic outfit.

Boho chic outfits for men

Now we will look at some boho chic outfits for men. As you’ve already read everything you need to put together a nice outfit, we will now give you some inspiration on which one will be fitting for you.

Denim outfit

This outfit focuses on denim as a fabric. You can wear jeans or denim shorts, depending on the weather. Also, a denim jacket is crucial for this outfit. These two pieces should be in matching or complementing colors. For a base layer, you can either pick a button-down- or T-shirt in neutral colors like black or white. 

Additionally, you will want to wear a leather necklace and sunglasses as well as a straw hat. For shoes, you can choose any of the above-mentioned ones in a neutral color.

This man wears a boho chic outfit: He wears denim shorts and a denim jacket. Also, he wears a white T-shirt and bracelets, and a necklace. He holds a drum between his legs.
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Layered outfit

For this outfit, layering is a key component. Choose wide-legged pants as a base layer. Additionally, a T-shirt in earthy tones or a knit sweater are great choices. As outerwear, a duster coat or an embroidered velvet vest is great. Try to keep the tone of the colors either light or dark to match this outfit accordingly. 

For shoes, some boots are a good choice as well as loafers. For accessories, a braceletsunglasses, and a hat will match the outfit.

A man wears a layered outfit. He uses boots, some wide-legged pants, and a sweater. As overwear he chose a coat and wears sunglasses.
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As you can see from this article, the boho chic style for men takes huge inspiration from the boho style. With all the tips you got from this article, as well as some outfit inspirations, you can create your own outfits.

If you found this article helpful and want to leave me some inspiration on what to write about next, don’t hesitate to write me a comment down below. 

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