Why Beaches and Boho are a match made in heaven!
Did you know you have a āBlue Mindā?! I didnātā¦ but according to Wallace J Nicholas, we all have a Blue Mind!
It means āA mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity and a general sense of happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment, thatās triggered when weāre in or near waterā!
Now it rings true, doesnāt it?!
Apparently, our mind is conditioned to react positively around waterā¦ No wonder then, that the first thing we think of when we think of a āholidayā is a beach! (at least most of us). It also shows in the surge in tourism of all places beachy!
According to Nicholas, āBeing near water can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight and even heal whatās broken!ā
Well.. I certainly feel that thereās a sense of spiritual and mental freedomā¦ a sense of ācarefreeā that comes to me around waterā¦ and that reflects in our clothing, and not the other way round! (Even if I was to walk onto a beach in denimsā¦ the sea would still work its magic, but when your attire compliments your feelingsā¦ thereās 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 thatās 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 feelā¦ Beach boho is pretty much a match made in heaven. Itās also probably why most bohemians, hippies and other such creative subcultures naturally made beach cities their addas. (Think Goa)
Hereās a beach boho look that Iād wear in Goa, Thailand, Mykonos or Baliā¦ any beach city, irrespective of which part of the world it is in! And it doesnāt even have to be on the beach itselfā¦ 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 rulesā¦ no doās and donātsā¦ 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