What is Boho? How can I dress like a Hippie? Is Bohemian style the same thing? These are questions that many women ask me. So today, let’s talk about Boho style over 50, and I’ll share some tips about a timeless fashion trend that’s not just for the flower children of the ’60s but for everyone, no matter what their age.
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What is Boho?
Boho style is all about embracing your free spirit, mixing prints and textures, and choosing natural fabrics that celebrate individuality. Maxi dresses, maxi skirts, loose layers, bell sleeves, flowy tops, and peasant-style tops teamed with wide brimmed hats, costume jewellery and oversized sunglasses are the building blocks of a boho wardrobe.
Boho Style Over 50
Whether you’re a seasoned boho babe or just dipping your toes into the free-spirited fashion pool, there’s no age limit to rocking the boho look.
Can I dress like a hippie when I’m over 50 years old? Yes! “Boho Style Over 50” is absolutely achieveable, and let’s face it, many of us were probably around during the advent of the trend.
The lovely thing about boho style is that it suits every body shape. It doesn’t matter if you’re curvy, petite, or somewhere in between; the boho look is for everyone.
Don’t worry about adhering to fashion rules – the bohemian spirit encourages you to express your unique style. It’s about feeling comfortable confident, and radiating those good vibes with a natural look.
Boho Wardrobe Essentials
For boho style over 50, think about building your wardrobe essentials over time.
You probably have a wardrobe full of clothes already, and I really hope that you’ll consider some of these as building blocks before rushing out to buy new.
Here are some ideas …
Maxi Dresses and Skirts
Ah, the maxi dress – a boho staple that’s both comfortable and chic. It’s the perfect canvas for expressing your personal style.
When you’re looking for bohemian dresses, go for earthy tones, floral prints, or solid colors, depending on your mood. Pop on a pair of cowboy boots and turn a feminine maxi into a boho masterpiece.
And don’t forget about maxi skirts – they’re versatile, flowy, and effortlessly bohemian.
Skinny Jeans or Palazzo Pants
Yes, you can rock skinny jeans in a boho-chic way! Pair them in summer with a loose, flowy top and some strappy sandals for that laid-back yet put-together look.
Or in winter, pair them as Yvon has below with a poncho style top, statement ethnic boots, and a woolly beannie.
Palazzo pants and wide-leg pants are another great choices – comfortable and stylish, especially in ethnic prints or vibrant colors.
Tops and Tunics
Loose layers, bell sleeves, flowy scarf tops, and peasant-style tops are the building blocks of your boho wardrobe. Mix and match to create a more artsy look that suits your personality.
Tunic tops, in particular, are a fantastic choice for older women as they provide comfort and a touch of boho elegance.
Me? I love a peasant-style top. Below is the Chloe Gemstone top on a model and also me – get 10% discount using coupon code LIFESTYLEFIFTY10 on all Salty Crush styles except sale items.
I love the white Sandy top from Salty Crush below. It’s versatile, it’s floaty and it’s lovely to wear. Here it is on the model, image courtesy of Salty Crush.
and here it is on me …
A boho outfit cries out for accessories, and the limit is only your imagination!
Think wide-brimmed hats, oversized sunglasses, and flowy scarves.
Cowboy boots and high-waisted belts can add a touch of edge to your ensemble.
My favorite boho-style hat is the style below. It features a sturdy hard brim, and an adjustable string inside, allowing you to customize the hat.
Best Bohemian Outfits for Women
Here are some of my favorite brands featuring the best boho outfits for over 50’s.
Salty Crush – Get 10% off using discount code LIFESTYLEFIFTY10 (not on sale items)
Birdsnest (Boho Bird)
Embracing Neutral Colors and Earthy Tones
Boho fashion is all about embracing nature, and a perfect way to achieve that is to incorporate neutral colors and earthy tones into your wardrobe.
From sandy beige to mossy green, these colors complement each other and create a harmonious and laid-back vibe.
Consider building your outfits around a neutral palette and then adding pops of color with vibrant accessories or a statement piece.
This way, you create a balanced, visually appealing look that screams bohemian chic.
Mixing Prints Like a Pro
Fearlessly mixing prints is one of the best ways to showcase your boho vibes.
Take a cue from fashion icons like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller. These ladies know how to effortlessly combine different patterns to create a look that’s uniquely theirs.
For example, pair a floral maxi skirt with a striped boho top or mix a tribal print tunic with paisley palazzo pants.
The key is to have fun with it and let your creativity shine. There are correct combinations in the world of boho fashion!
Everyday Boho: From Music Festivals to Grocery Runs
Boho style isn’t just reserved for music festivals and special occasions – it’s a way of life.
Incorporate bohemian elements into your everyday wear by choosing comfortable and stylish pieces that showcase your style.
A basic outfit could include a pair of well-fitted jeans, a loose-fitting boho top, and strappy sandals.
Throw on a flowy scarf or a wide-brimmed hat, and voila – you’ve got a fabulous look perfect for a coffee date or a casual day out.
Winter Boho: Staying Cozy in Earthy Tones
Don’t let go of your boho vibes as the cooler months approach. Embrace winter boho by opting for long skirts, midi skirts, and layering with cozy knitwear.
Add warmth to your outfit with earthy tones like deep burgundy, forest green, and mustard yellow.
Remember to throw on a pair of boots for that extra bohemian flair.
Bohemian Style : Stay on Trend with Boho Influencers
The fashion industry is teeming with boho influencers who can provide endless inspiration for your own bohemian journey. Follow their blogs and Instagram accounts to stay updated on the latest trends and get ideas for creating boho outfits.
While you’re exploring the boho world, keep an eye out for affiliate links in these influencers’ content. Clicking on these links not only supports your favorite influencers but might also offer you a small discount – a win-win situation!
I love her chic style and the earth tones she favours. Yvon isn’t afraid to mix prints, or keep up with modern boho trends. Her bohemian clothes are always on point and lovely.
Finding the Right Pieces for Your Body Shape
How do you find the right pieces for your body shape?
Well, Boho fashion is incredibly inclusive, with a perfect boho look for every body type.
If you’re petite, opt for flowy fabrics that add movement to your outfit without overwhelming your frame.
For curvier women, embrace your beautiful curves with maxi dresses that cinch at the waist or flowy palazzo pants that balance your silhouette.
Loving Your Bohemian Look
Ultimately, boho style is about embracing your bohemian look, regardless of age. It’s a celebration of individuality, free spirit, and the beauty of natural fabrics.
Whether you’re a young woman exploring the world of boho fashion or a mature woman looking to redefine your style, there’s a perfect boho outfit waiting for you.
Remember, the best part of boho fashion is its versatility. You can go for a more laid-back, everyday look or dial it up for special occasions – the choice is yours.
So, channel your inner free spirit, mix those prints, and confidently step into the boho-style world.
After all, age is just a number, and your boho journey is bound to be fabulous!
I’ve written a lot about boho style and boho chic over the past 10 years on this blog. I hope you might enjoy one or two of the posts I’ve listed below!
- 7 Boho Chic Outfits to Ignite Your Inner Free Spirit
- Best Boho Dresses and Affordable Boho Clothes for Over 50
- How to Style Boho Chic Summer Outfits and Look Amazing!
- Boho Chic Clothing to Make You Sizzle!
- Bohemian Rhapsody … 5 Boho Style Tips
- Boho Chic Fashion Bags and Jewellery – Great Pressies!
- Boho Chic for the Weekend Hippy in You
- Your Guide to Wearing Wide Leg Pants Over 50 : How To and What You Need to Know.
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