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Boho Chic After 50 – Looks for Free-Spirited Women     

By Sandra Roussy January 31, 2024 Makeup and Fashion

Are you new to the boho chic look? Or did you adopt the style many years ago, and is it still your style to this day? Boho Chic is not just a fashion statement; it’s a celebration of individuality, creativity, and a timeless spirit.

Let’s explore how to infuse your wardrobe with a perfect blend of laid-back sophistication and bohemian charm, creating looks that effortlessly capture the essence of your free-spirited soul.

  1. Boho Blues – Free-Spirited Denim Delight – We’re never too old to wear jeans, and denim is a perfect fabric to achieve a boho chic look.
  2. Blossom Breeze – Floral Skirt Boho Look – Long, flowy floral tiered skirts epitomize the boho chic style.
  3. Earthy Wrap Dress Elegance Printed wrap dresses are excellent for the boho-chic after-50 look. They look good on every type of body.
  4. Casual Comfort – Relaxed LookNatural linen pants are easy to pair with cardigans, scarves, and sandals.
  5. From airy maxi dresses to thoughtfully layered accessories, we’ll unveil the keys to attaining a boho-chic aesthetic that emanates confidence, vibrancy, and an ageless creative spirit.

What Defines Boho Chic

Boho Chic, short for Bohemian Chic, is a fashion style that draws inspiration from the bohemian and hippie influences of the 1960s and 1970s. It is characterized by a free-spirited and unconventional aesthetic that welcomes a relaxed, eclectic, and artsy vibe. The Boho Chic style often incorporates elements such as flowing fabrics, earthy tones, vibrant patterns, fringe, embroidery, and a mix of vintage and modern pieces.

Key features of Boho Chic fashion include loose and comfortable clothing, layered outfits, maxi dresses, skirts, and an abundance of accessories such as oversized hats, scarves, beaded jewelry, and sandals. The style celebrates individuality and often incorporates elements from various cultures, reflecting a global and well-traveled sensibility.

Boho Chic is not just a fashion trend; it’s a lifestyle that values self-expression, creativity, and a connection to nature. The style encourages mixing and matching different textures, patterns, and colors to create a unique and personalized look that reflects the wearer’s personality and free-spirited attitude.

Boho Chic Looks Over 50

Boho Blues – Free-Spirited Denim Delight

Age should never limit our love for jeans, a timeless wardrobe essential found in almost every woman’s closet. The evolution of jeans over the years has been remarkable. Brands like NYDJ stay attuned to trends, designing styles with ample stretch and specialized panels for slimming effects.

Flare bottoms are making a comeback, reminiscent of the iconic bell-bottoms from the 70s. Personally, I’m drawn to the chic combination of dark blue jeans paired with a floral, flowy top. This outfit pairs well with accessories in natural tones, be it shades of brown or tan.

J.Jill Embroidered-Trim Printed Top

J.Jill Embroidered-Trim Printed Top

NYDJ Blake Slim Flared Jeans

NYDJ Blake Slim Flared Jeans

Riverton Crossbody, Created for Macy's

Riverton Crossbody, Created for Macy’s

American Hat Makers Straw Sun Hat

American Hat Makers Straw Sun Hat

Blossom Breeze – Floral Skirt Boho Look

Boho chic goes beyond passing trends, emphasizing creative expression. Feel free to mix floral and graphic prints boldly, as seen in the skirt I picked from J. Jill. In boho-chic fashion, long floral skirts are a must-have wardrobe essential.

When experimenting with mixed prints, maintain balance by incorporating a solid color into one element of your outfit – such as a simple white shirt, as shown here. The key lies in playful experimentation with printed accessories, unlocking the potential to assemble unexpectedly original outfits that capture the essence of boho-chic style.

J.Jill Mixed-Print Ruffled Maxi Skirt

J.Jill Mixed-Print Ruffled Maxi Skirt

VINCE CAMUTO Plus Size V-Neck Sleeveless Blouse at Macy’s

VINCE CAMUTO Plus Size V-Neck Sleeveless Blouse at Macy’s

Free People Rebel Skinny Scarf

Free People Rebel Skinny Scarf

Birkenstock Zürich sandal

Birkenstock Zürich sandal

Earthy Wrap Dress Elegance

This lovely dress from Anthropologie is a wonderful addition to the closet of any boho chic enthusiast. Beyond its attractive print, what I love is that it’s a wrap dress. Wrap dresses flatter all body types, offering both elegance and style.

Read 8 BEST WRAP DRESSES FOR WOMEN OVER 50.

Anthropologie Farm Rio Long-Sleeve Floral Wrap Midi Dress

Anthropologie Farm Rio Long-Sleeve Floral Wrap Midi Dress

STYLE & CO Paminaa Flat Espadrilles, Created for Macy's

STYLE & CO Paminaa Flat Espadrilles, Created for Macy’s

Anthropologie LSPACE Remy Rancher hat

Anthropologie LSPACE Remy Rancher hat

Casual Comfort

Do you prioritize comfort? Boho chic extends to include loose-fitting pants and cardigans. These linen blend pants from Free People feature an elasticized waistband for easy, all-day comfort. Style this uncomplicated outfit with a pop of color, like these cute floral sandals from Birkenstock. The iconic Birkenstocks are a must-have in any boho-chic wardrobe!

Free People High Road Pull-On Barrel Pants

Free People High Road Pull-On Barrel Pants

Cashmere Silk Bliss Long Cardigan

Cashmere Silk Bliss Long Cardigan

Free People Lovelace Washed Scarf

Free People Lovelace Washed Scarf

Birkenstock Kay SL

Birkenstock Kay SL

Read 10 BEST BOHO DRESSES FOR WOMEN OVER 50.

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Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you wear the boho chic look? Where are your favorite places to shop? Do you shop in thrift stores? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Juanita

My first post. I loved this article. I am 65 and I am Boho hippie to the max! I am on a self- discovery journey at this time in my life and last week I bought new nose studs for my pierced nose, which I haven’t worn in years. Putting that stud in my nose brought part of me back and it felt wonderful!

Debbie

I have had this style as a constant in my life for as long as I can remember.
It’s speaks to my free spirit and makes me feel cozy and happy.
My little studio is decorated in the Boho style. Most of which were thrifted.

I have especially been enjoying it since being single. I have rattan, plants and lots of pink everywhere. Things that I had toned down during my 40 year marriage. I am on a journey to rediscover the things that bring me joy.

In gratitude

Sharie

Lovely picks! Relaxed boho was my style in my working years, but now I find myself in more sporty clothes. Still love J Jill, tho; they have the prettiest things.

Linda

I like wearing some boho things in the summer months and they are comfortable on holiday.

However, a few years ago I bought an embroidered gypsy style to which I ended up giving to charity after a man in an evening class I was attending asked which Eastern European culture I was channeling lol

The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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