Flower Child: 7 Bohemian Style Icons We Love

A laissez-faire approach to life not only brings you peace of mind, but a covetable wardrobe to boot — so long as you have the right inspiration. From Stevie Nicks' gypsy-like taste for floaty silhouettes to Jane Birkin's free spirited take on the basics, here are 7 perennial women that brought the bohemian looking into being.

A laissez-faire approach to life not only brings you peace of mind, but a covetable wardrobe to boot — so long as you have the right inspiration. From Stevie Nicks' gypsy-like taste for floaty silhouettes to Jane Birkin's free spirited take on the basics, here are 7 perennial women that brought the bohemian looking into being.
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Ali McGraw
One screening of notorious '70s romance Love Story, and it's clear why every girl of the feel good decade was coveting Ali McGraw's wardrobe. She single-handedly found the happy medium between prep school girl and beatnik.
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Anita Pallenberg
When Keith Richards is your bedfellow, you've got style inspiration in spades, but Anita Pallenberg cultivated a look all her own. The German beauty practically invented madcap '70s chic, with her outfits drenched in fur and a groovy accessories.
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Jane Birkin
With an unrivaled affinity for barely-there peasant tops and flared blue jeans, Jane Birkin was the ultimate boho babe. The English actress and notorious francophile mastered low-key, yet impossible-to-imitate style that was both gamine and sex kitten.
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Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin's devil-may-care attitude translated into a mélange of psychedelic threads that were as gutsy as her groundbreaking bluesy vocals. More often than not her look was topped off with a luxe fur hat or round, color-tinted sunglasses.
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Marianne Faithfull
As one of the Youthquake's poster girls, Marianne Faithfull was—and remains—the fashion industry's favorite rock 'n' roll It girl. One half English Rose, the other half ingenue gone rogue, she sported dolly dresses and leather pants alike.
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Stevie Nicks
There's an inextricable link between Stevie Nick's celestial aura and her diaphanous wardrobe. She captured the spirit of bohemia long before it became a "trend" with her signature scarves, dolman-sleeved dresses, and earthy jewelry.
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Cher
Suffice it to say Cher's style has undergone many a reinvention, but her hippie chick era was perhaps the most unforgettable. She took all the trends of the free love generation — bell bottoms, platforms, and bandanas — and put her own over-the-top spin on them.
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