Why Beaches and Boho are a match made in heaven!
Did you know you have a âBlue Mindâ?! I didnâtâŚ but according to Wallace J Nicholas, we all have a Blue Mind!
It means âA mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity and a general sense of happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment, thatâs triggered when weâre in or near waterâ!
Now it rings true, doesnât it?!
Apparently, our mind is conditioned to react positively around waterâŚ No wonder then, that the first thing we think of when we think of a âholidayâ is a beach! (at least most of us). It also shows in the surge in tourism of all places beachy!
According to Nicholas, âBeing near water can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight and even heal whatâs broken!â
Well.. I certainly feel that thereâs a sense of spiritual and mental freedomâŚ a sense of âcarefreeâ that comes to me around waterâŚ and that reflects in our clothing, and not the other way round! (Even if I was to walk onto a beach in denimsâŚ the sea would still work its magic, but when your attire compliments your feelingsâŚ thereâs nothing more you could ask for!)
The same goes for boho fashion! Our lives push us to such extremes on an everyday basis that the soul which is eternally vagabond, finds a natural gravitation towards fashion that is less restrictive, more carefree and creative! And thatâs what bohemian fashion is all about!
In my mind, because beaches and boho fashion have the same essence at the core, and in the way they make us feelâŚ Beach boho is pretty much a match made in heaven. Itâs also probably why most bohemians, hippies and other such creative subcultures naturally made beach cities their addas. (Think Goa)
Hereâs a beach boho look that Iâd wear in Goa, Thailand, Mykonos or BaliâŚ any beach city, irrespective of which part of the world it is in! And it doesnât even have to be on the beach itselfâŚ because beach cities themselves acquire the spirit of the sea and absorb a general hippie vibe to them!
This look is one of my favourites because it has no rulesâŚ no doâs and donâtsâŚ it can be as colourful, creative and as eclectic as I want it to be!
White Kaftan Dress: H&M India
Silver Necklace: Made by a local Balinese designer in Jakarta.
Blue beaded necklace: Forever 21
Metallic tattoos: Amazon.in
Hair flower clips: Decorations off a gift wrapping I received (:D)
Bracelets: A mix of beads from H&M and Aldo accessories.
Footwear: Forever 21