Hands up who loved Queen’s, Bohemian Rhapsody? Haha! Cue for a song … “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? …”
Oh gosh I did, I mean I knew all the words once upon a time. And this song is a great road trip pleaser, isn’t it?
“Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Thunderbolt and lightning … very very ….”
Get the picture! Are you singing along yet?
Well there I was belting this out over the noise of the vacuum when it came on the radio the other morning and it made me think about how much I love Bohemian anything.
Particularly Bohemian style. Which of course I put together in my own strange, but inimitable way, call it Boho if anyone asks, and just hope for the best.
For summertime I love colour, flower prints and just adding something a little unexpected to an everyday look. Not sure about you, but certainly for me it’s a pity I just missed the Swinging Sixties because I would have loved that era as a young adult.
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Maybe you were you around to make the most of those years? Perhaps you have a favourite memory or outfit to share with us in the comments?
For now though, if you’re a Boho wannabe this summer, here are few tips I’ve gathered up from around and about to share with you.
5 Boho Style Tips for Over 50’s
- Keep things feminine and chic by mixing oversized garments with tailored or fitted clothes.
- If you want to beat the heat (and cover from the sun) wear Boho style clothes that allow for airflow – like a kaftan and loose pants – topped with a hat.
- Boho colours are usually rich, warm and earthy – taupes, greens, burnt siennas, cream, khaki, beige, golden and Byzantium colours, but me, well I like to add a bit of colour too or go for floaty in monochrome.
- Boho can translate into street beggar or hippy if you’re not careful. So mix in elements of your own style to keep it chic and don’t over accessorize.
- Natural fibres and leather are definitely the go to’s for pure Boho style.
Boho Style Resources
I love Salty Crush dresses and separates. They ship worldwide. Check out this post : Boho Chic Summer Outfits for more ideas.
I’ve just found Zaful for Bohemian style dresses. I might be spending some time here 😉
And footwear … check out these chic, boho style, real leather sandals from FRANKiE4 I’m super thrilled to have been chosen as one of 10 bloggers to represent FRANKiE4.
If you like the fashion ideas I’ve put together in the Style Board above you can find them at Millers and Katie’s (Yep, I’m an affiliate and receive tiny commissions at no cost to you. When I buy a
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Over to you Lifestylers. What’s your style? Or have you got any personal tips for Boho Style to share with us?
Vicki | The Fashionable Mum
Those Katies’ pants are now reduced to $15 at my local store! I have the lighter colour version and wear them loads in this heat.
Great post and I’m starting to feel a little boho this summer. I’ve got a penchant for turquoise jewellery at the moment, which is a great teaming with lots of those items you’ve posted.
Thanks for linking up on #stalkherstyle 🙂
Wow, thanks for the heads-up on those Katie’s pants, Vicki! That’s great. My fingers might be a clicking or I might be a driving! Ooh, love Turqoise embelishments too 🙂
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this style certainly suits you Jo. I lean towards this too. Particularly the floaty, light material, and colour for summer. I used to have a huge floppy straw hat when I was a teenager!
Those floppy straw hats were in vogue, hey Jill! And thank you. It’s a very forgiving style for me at least.
Don’t know about you Jan, but I have a selection of floppy hats in lots of different colours – and two felt ones! Exactly the same as I wore as a teenager!
Love those floppy hats. I see quite a lot of the floppy felt ones that I wore as a teenager!!
As you know I love the Boho look for summer with it’s flowy kaftan dresses and tops. I think it is very cool and comfortable and hides the belly bulges! The white kaftans with embroidery are my favourite and also those sandals. I will have check FrankiE4 out. 🙂
It is a cool option hey, Kathy. I think you’ll probably like FARNKiE4 footwear – I’m wearing my Margie’s again today. So comfortable.
I am attracted to the flowliness (new word) of the style although it’s winter in the northern hemisphere, so flowy is hard to pull off because it will be covered up by layers and overcoats. Hopefully, boho will still be a thing by the time it’s spring up here.
Love your new word Suzanne! I’m going to use it 😉 Yes, I’m sure Boho will endure 🙂
Thanks Rae, it’s an oldie but goldie, a go-to summer dress that is easy to wear and doesn’t require ironing – you’d like that 😉 I can see you in a Boho style top, but more tailored 🙂
I don’t know that Boho is for me but I do like the look. Love your dress x