It’s fun to show off your style when you go to class, isn’t it? In college, you get the freedom to wear whatever pleases you. You don’t have to worry about dress codes and you’re able to wear unique items without being judged. The style possibilities when going to your lecture or studying in the library are endless. You can experiment with so many different vibes, ranging from preppy to bohemian.
The bohemian vibe is always popular among college girls and we at CF are big fans of this style. When you think of boho style, do you think of the ’70s, nature vibes, music festivals, hippies etc.? Bohemian fashion is all about flowy pieces and unique accessories. What’s great about bohemian fashion is that it’s very comfy, meaning it won’t distract you from trying to learn about 19th-century literature or reading tons of pages.
Whether you’re headed to a math tutoring session, a lecture on Ancient Greece, or a discussion about politics, we’ve got 14 boho-chic outfits that let you channel your inner boho babe. Let’s get to them!
Bell-Sleeve Tee and Flared Jeans
Products: Top – J. Crew Factory, Jeans – Modcloth, Booties – DSW, Necklace – Urban Outfitters, Bag – Zappos
Want a ’70s-style alternative to the usual crew neck t-shirt and skinny jeans combo? Look no further than a bell-sleeve tee and flared jeans. Flared sleeves and jeans have popped in and out of fashion several times. The white bell-sleeve top is simple and looks chic paired with the blue flared jeans. This top is a great bohemian alternative to the usual short-sleeve crew neck or v-neck white tee.
Flared jeans look chic with chunky heels, and the brown ankle boots above have a low, slightly chunky heel. That makes it a comfortable choice for walking to class while also slightly elongating your legs.
Because this outfit is so simple, we can add color and prints. A red tassel necklace and a printed messenger bag are all you need to complete the ensemble.
Kimono and Boyfriend Jeans
Products: Kimono – Last Call, Tank – Old Navy, Jeans – Gap Factory, Sneakers – Payless, Bracelet – Etsy, Backpack – Boohoo
A white tank and boyfriend jeans are a great canvas for a boho-chic outfit that’s perfect for class. Layer a cherry blossom charmeuse kimono to contrast with the jeans and to add balance to the fitted tank.
Low-cut sneakers would look perfect with this look. These sneakers may look like Converse sneakers, but they’re actually Airwalk sneakers. While Converse can be a worthwhile splurge, some of you may not want to drop the cash. That’s why Airwalk sneakers are a nice alternative. They give you the same look for way less.
Add a little more bohemian flair to this effortlessly cool outfit with a beaded wrap bracelet and an embroidered pom-pom backpack.
Vest, Maxi Dress, and Gladiator Sandals
Products: Vest – Nordstrom Rack, Dress – Nordstrom, Sandals – Guess, Bangle – Saks Off 5th, Sunglasses – Saks Off 5th, Bag – Etsy
Maxi dresses are great for class because they’re comfy and a great style alternative to the t-shirt-and-sweats combo you usually see. They’re also one piece, so you don’t have to worry about adding another piece on the bottom. Maxi dresses work well for class presentations, lectures, study sessions in the library, and so much more.
This pretty maxi dress is in a mint color, which provides color in a subtle way. Pair it with an ombre faux fur vest and black gladiator sandals with tassels on them. Add sunglasses and a gold bangle to keep your look simple.
This unique patch bag from Etsy packs a really big style punch. It’s big enough to carry everything you need for class, but it provides a giant pop of fun and lets you mix prints. The bag is all mixed prints in one. It’s a good choice because much of the outfit is simple, and it won’t clash with the mint color of the dress.
Printed Dress and Sneakers
Products: Dress – Amazon, Sneakers – Payless, Sunglasses – Target, Bag – Zappos
Wearing a printed dress with sporty sneakers is a fun way to get on in the dress-with-sneakers trend. White sneakers go with everything, especially this printed dress above. Add aviator sunglasses for a cool-girl effect and mix prints with a floral messenger bag. We love the idea of wearing florals year-round.
White Dress and Brown Accessories
Products: Dress – Macy’s, Booties – DSW, Belt – Brooks Brothers, Hat – Saks Off 5th, Bag – J. Crew
White crochet dresses are very common dresses for a bohemian vibe. Pair this one from Macy’s with brown studded booties to make it wearable for class. A simple brown skinny belt highlights your waist and gives the dress shape.
A pom-pom fedora is a unique hat to wear to class and adds a pop of color. Leopard print is going to trend in the fall, and the tote above is a fun touch. It’s cotton and it’s reusable, which makes the tote very practical. You can even personalize it.
Poncho and Flared Jeans
Products: Tee – Kohl’s, Poncho – Forever 21, Jeans – American Eagle, Earrings – Target, Boots – ASOS, Backpack – Etsy
This is a perfect fall outfit for the boho babe. It’s great for chilly mornings and/or chilly lecture halls. Start off with a white elbow-sleeve tee and flared jeans. Keep warm with a fall-colored poncho from Forever 21.
Black booties go with everything and give you some comfortable height. Carry all of your essentials in a unique printed backpack and add some pizzazz with leaf drop earrings.
Off-The-Shoulder Top and Cropped Jeans
Products: Top – H&M, Jeans – Nordstrom Rack, Sandals – ASOS, Necklace – Etsy, Backpack – Amazon
Do you like monochromatic outfits and the boho vibe? If so, this outfit may be for you. It has an on-trend canvas consisting of a blue off-the-shoulder top and cropped jeans. A blue tassel necklace matches the top and gives the illusion of beaded straps on it.
An embroidered fringe backpack in a different shade of blue carries all your essentials, while espadrille flatform sandals break up the all-blue ensemble and give you a boost in height without sacrificing comfort.
Tunic, Vest, and Flared Jeans
Products: Tunic – Nordstrom Rack, Vest – Tobi, Jeans – Forever 21, Headband – Francesca’s, Necklace – Etsy, Mules – H&M
This outfit can work for lectures, discussions, and class presentations. Frayed flares are a modern take on the bell-bottoms from the ’70s. Add a floral bell-sleeve tunic on top and avoid letting your jeans drag on the ground with black chunky-heeled mules that won’t compromise comfort.
Channel your inner hippie with a faux suede fringe vest. Stripes and florals are great prints to mix, so complement the top with a subtly striped headband. Finish off the look with a pendant necklace for a pop of color.
Printed Wrap Dress and Espadrilles
Products: Dress – Nordstrom, Espadrilles – ASOS, Necklace – Nordstrom Rack, Backpack – Amazon
A red floral wrap dress looks casually boho-chic, especially when paired with lace-up espadrilles. Let the dress do the talking with a simple bar necklace, but you can mix prints by adding a printed hemp backpack. Match one of the colors to the dress and you’re done.
Tee, Shorts, Fringe Vest, and Cowboy Boots
Products: Tee – Hanes, Shorts – H&M, Boots – JCPenney, Vest – Forever 21, Round Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters
Just because you’re going to class doesn’t mean you can’t dress like you’re going to a music festival. Dressing like you’re going to Coachella can be lots of fun.
A plain orange v-neck tee and cuffed denim shorts can be a great canvas to add some Coachella-esque accessories. A faux suede fringe vest, round sunglasses, and cowboy boots add bohemian flair to your tee-and-shorts combo while being a wearable Coachella-inspired outfit.
White Top and Palazzo Pants
Products: Top – Gap, Pants – JCPenney, Sandals – Nordstrom Rack, Cuff – BaubleBar, Backpack – Etsy
Printed palazzo pants add a dash of boho-chic to any outfit. Keep it simple with a white v-neck that goes with everything and brown ankle-strap sandals. Wearing a white tee and palazzo pants feels like wearing a college t-shirt and sweatpants, but they’re a much more stylish alternative.
A gold lattice cuff bracelet adds some pizzazz, while a backpack lets you mix prints with the pants. See how the orange in the backpack matches the color of the pants?
Suede Jacket and Lace Top
Products: Jacket – Old Navy, Top – Nordstrom, Jeans – Macy’s, Ankle Boots – River Island, Scarf – Old Navy, Sunglasses – Forever 21, Backpack – Etsy
This outfit is one part boho-chic, another part cool girl. Mixing textures and prints is one way to get that boho look. Pair a suede jacket with a lace tee. Simple skinny jeans keep the look grounded. Add laser-cut ankle boots for more texture mixing.
Scarves are a great way to instantly upgrade your outfit, and this paisley print one from Old Navy takes this outfit up a level to boho-chic. Be the cool boho girl in your class by sporting a pair of colored aviator sunglasses. Etsy offers some great bohemian backpacks and this printed one will become the statement piece of your outfit, as it provides a subtle pop of color.
Peasant Top and Denim Shorts
Products: Top – Gap, Shorts – H&M, Slides – Target, Backpack – Etsy, Bracelet – Nordstrom Rack
A peasant top paired with light denim shorts is one step above the plain tee and medium-wash denim shorts you might come across on campus. Brown slides are great for when you don’t have much time to put shoes on, and will make your trek to class more comfortable.
Add some pizzazz with a warm-colored beaded bracelet and tribal print backpack.
Fringe Cardigan and Romper
Products: Cardigan – Old Navy, Romper – American Eagle, Sandals – American Eagle, Headband – H&M, Backpack – Etsy
A romper is a one-piece, which means you can throw it on without having to worry whether the top or bottom goes with the other, and vice versa. A romper is very versatile and doesn’t take much effort to put on, making it great for class. Stay warm with a fringe cardigan while the fringe trend is still going strong. The long white cardigan with the dainty printed romper looks like a perfect match.
A flower headband gives off music festival vibes, while simple sandals look perfect with the romper and cardigan, plus they’ll help you walk to class comfortably. A printed square backpack adds one more dose of boho flair. This would be a great class presentation outfit if your style leans more bohemian.
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Do you dress boho for class? Do any of these outfits appeal to you? Would you wear them? How do you show off your style when going to class? It’s fun to hear your thoughts.