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15 Summer Boho Chic Outfits for Women Over 40

Boho chic style, a popular fashion style that combines free-spirited bohemian elements with modern touches, has remained a go to choice for many women. With its relaxed and eclectic aesthetic, boho chic allows individuals to express their unique personality and creativity through their clothing choices. In this article, we will explore boho chic summer outfits for the woman over 40 (or anyone who subscribes to this style at any age.)

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Kimono- similar; tank – similar; denim shorts- option; straw purse- option; floppy hat- option; sandals- option

This classic boho look combines your basic white tank and denim shorts with a flowy floral kimono, floppy straw hat, and straw wedge sandals. The kimono provides some extra coverage for shorts.

How to Pull Off Boho Style After 40

Pulling off this loose, flowy style can feel a little daunting after the age of 40 or 50. You want to look chic, not like the crazy cat lady. Too many loose, flowy clothes can overwhelm your figure and leave you feeling and looking frumpy. The key to dressing in boho chic style after 40 is to infuse touches of the boho style into your outfits without going overboard. Pick boho themed and inspired pieces that fit your body. There is no need to size up to achieve this look. Pieces with boho vibes will naturally have a loose cut and fit. Stick with your true size.

Keep hair, nails, skin and makeup well manicured as well and create a look that is intentionally creative. Rely heavily on boho accessories like wrap bracelets, beaded necklaces, turquiose, ring stacks, straw belts, and straw hats to keep your look boho without wearing frumpy clothing. If maxi skirts and dresses are too much fabric for your body, opt for flowy midi skirts and dresses.

Mix boho pieces with modern, sleek items to keep the look current. For example, pair a boho top with tailored pants or a boho skirt with a modern blouse.

Key elements of boho summer outfits

Boho chic style has become synonymous with laid-back, effortless summer fashion. With its eclectic mix of patterns, textures, and colors, boho chic outfits exude a carefree vibe perfect for warm weather days. From flowy maxi dresses to fringe-adorned accessories, there are key elements that can help you achieve the ultimate bohemian-inspired look this season.

  • Flowy fabrics and silhouettes- Choose natural fabrics like cotton and linen.
  • Mix of prints and textures- Bohemian style is all about fun prints. Look for pieces in paisley prints, patchwork, ikat, tribal, and lattice or trellis prints.
  • Fringe, tassels and crochet
  • Statement accesssories

Must Have Boho Clothes for Summer Boho Chic Outfits

  • Denim shorts
  • Crop flare jeans and pants
  • Maxi dresses
  • Midi and maxi skirts
  • Crochet tops and cardigans
  • Flutter sleeve tops
  • Peasant tops
  • Kimonos
  • Straw hats

This year’s summer fashion trends lend themselve easily to a boho chic style personality. Crochet, gauze, and wide leg pants are on trend and easy to come by.

Boho Chic Outfit Ideas for Summer

Wavy Textured Maxi Dress

Summer dresses with a bohemian vibe are the perfect way to survive the heat and maintain your boho style. The pattern on this textured halter maxi dress says boho. Complete the look with some tassel earrings, strappy sandals, and straw clutch.

Maxi dress with platform espadrille sandals

Hot summer days call for easy one and done outfits, no matter what your personal style is. One of the best ways to stay elegant and cool is with a maxi dress. Keep the boho look going by choosing one with a fun pattern and accessorizing with boho inspired accessories- a crochet bag and raffia earrings.

Maxi skirt and crochet sweater tank

Pair a pretty floral print maxi skirt with a crochet tank for an outfit that’s both bohemian and on trend. Add a metallic sandal for interest, and complete the look with raffia earrings and a crochet hobo bag.

Denim vest and tiered midi skirt

Create a stylish bohemian look with a denim vest and tiered midi skirt. Finish the look with flat strappy sandals, a wide headband, gold drop earrings and a wrap bracelet.

Floral top and denim maxi skirt

Pair a floral top with a free flowing fit with a denim maxi skirt. Finish the look with boho accessories and a wedge sandal. This look has boho vibes without being too loose or frumpy.

Twist front tee and maxi skirt

A maxi skirt makes the perfect canvas to showcase your individual style. Pair it with any number of tops- graphic tees, off shoulder tops, or peasant blouses. This look pairs a floral maxi with a twist front tee to maintain some shape at the midsection and hips. Complete the look with boho accessories like this jewelry set and fringe hobo bag.

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Boho mini dress

Get your haute hippie vibe on with a boho mini dress. Mini dresses in a boho print make the perfect summer outfit. Further enhance the look with boho jewelry and beaded sandals.

Floral top and linen shorts

So far the boho outfits for summer I’ve shared have been with skirts and dresses, but you can rock a boho look with shorts too. Opt for loose fitting linen shorts paired with a floral tie neck blouse. Finish with fringe earrings, a hobo bag and stappy sandals.

Kimono and denim shorts

It doesn’t get any easier than throwing on a white tank and denim shorts. Make it boho with a tassel trimmed kimono and some turquoise earrings. Add a wrap bracelet and fringe sandals to complete the look.

Crochet cardigan with graphic tee and denim shorts

For another effortless boho chic summer outfit, pair a graphic tee with denim shorts and top with a crochet cardigan. Layering is an essential element of boho outfits. The light layer gives some texture to the look. Complete it with a wrap bracelet and beaded sandals.

Kimono and crop wide leg jeans

If you need a look that’s a little classier than a white tank and denim cut offs, pair a crochet tank with crop wide leg jeans and top with a kimono for boho vibes. Complete the look with wedge sandals and a fringe bag.

Tie front top and kick flare jeans

The braided element on these jeans scream boho. They just beg to be part of a boho summer outfit. Pair them with a loose tie front top, boho accessories, crochet bag and these adorable espadrille sandals.

Floral embroidered top and kick crop flare jeans

This embroidered floral top makes a perfect paring with these braid trimmed jeans as well. Accessorize the look with turquoise earrings and a natural element like a straw clutch. Keep the braided element going in the sandals.

Wide leg print pants with embroidered top

A closet must have for your bohemian style is a pair of printed wide leg pants. Pair them with cropped off shoulder, tops, peasant tops, tshirts and more. Here we are pairing up a pair of wide leg print pants with a coordinating tie neck embroidered top and finishing the look with raffia earring and a wrap bracelet. Braided heeled sandals give this look a dressy vibe, but you can dress it down with flat sandals.

By paying attention to fit, quality, and balance, you can enjoy the free-spirited, eclectic vibe of boho style while looking chic and put-together at any age.

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