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How to Wear Boho Fashion at Any Age

Part of the appeal of modern boho fashion is that it makes people feel nostalgic for the 1960s and 1970s—a time of youthful rebellion, idealism, passion, and the push for social change. Decades later, the true spirit of boho fashion still resonates both with young people and those who wore it in their youth and continue to do so at their current age.

Ageless Bohemian clothing
In its truest form, boho fashion makes people feel as if they’re part of something much bigger than themselves. It can be an environmental movement to only wear biodegradable organic materials like cotton and linen or it can be an expression of individualism and free-form thinking. Sometimes, it’s even as simple as just loving bright colours, bold patterns, unique prints, and flowy, breathable clothing that makes you feel free.  
In this sense, the bohemian fashion style perfectly encapsulates a sense of boundless youthfulness and individualism that can be appreciated at any age, whether you’re 22 or 75. People who continue to fearlessly wear boho fashion well into their later years have an enduring passion for environmentalism, social change, and individualism. They’re the embodiment of what it means to be free-spirited and living without constraints. Bohemian style has no age limits and it has the capacity to keep you eternally young at heart no matter how old you get. However, your style will inevitably evolve with your age and changing sensibilities as you get older. 

Boho Fashion in Your 20s

Bohemian style is known for featuring light, breathable, and flowy clothing that’s typically embroidered with fun patterns and colours. This style is often embraced by people in their 20s and can be seen at a lot of different music festivals. Characterized by accessories like giant sunglasses, wide-brimmed beach hats, off-the-shoulder flowy tops, strappy tank tops, cutoff shorts, and strappy sandals, this is a very easy and comfortable casual look that pretty much anyone can pull off. Boho fashion in your 20s is meant to be fun and effortless, so you don’t have to put a lot of thought into it.

Flirty Thirties

For a lot of people, entering into their 30s is an excellent time to focus on reinventing or finding themselves. Usually, by this stage people have become more financially stable and can afford to discover different sides of their personalities, explore new and exciting interests, and they have a better defined sense of their personal style rather than subscribing to popular trends. As a result, bohemian style in your 30s can consist of whatever elements you want it to. Combine solid whites, blues, greys, and cream colours with light embroidered denim, classy woven sandals, and a leather purse. Top it off with a leather jacket and a stylish bun or braid and this look can easily transition from professional office setting to a night out on the town.

Forty and Feeling Fine

As the saying goes, age is but a number and you’re only as old as you feel. What does the boho fashion style look like in your 40s? It’s not really that much different than your 20s and 30s. As mentioned, your sense of style may have changed a little. You can still rock stunning floral prints, bright colours, cute flowy sundresses, and loose-fitting clothing in your 40s. Whether you’re going for a more sophisticated or casual relaxed look, boho style has a wide enough range to allow you to express yourself at any age. A lot of people opt for solid button-down loose-fitting shirts paired with fitted or flared embroidered jeans, statement necklaces, bangle bracelets, and hoop earrings.

Looking Spiffy at Fifty

As you get older, your sense of style continues to mature with your age and there’s no reason why you can’t keep enjoying the fashions of your youth. Embellished hem jeans, sleeveless topcs with unique patterns, and loose-fitting long-sleeve tops with tassels in the front, along with comfortable woven sandals are great casual weekend looks that can also carry you through the week. Contrary to what modern fashion companies, the media, and outdated social constructs would have you believe, just because you’re in your 50s that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to put you out to pasture—it’s quite the opposite, actually!
 Mindsets are shifting and 50 is now the new 40, so embrace it as much as you can and wear whatever makes you feel and look your best!

Sitting Pretty in Your Sixties

Most people retire sometime in their 60s (usually 65 or sooner if you’re lucky!) and this can give them an entirely new lease on life. Reaching retirement age gives a whole new meaning to being free-spirited. Your kids (if you have any) are fully grown, you no longer have to work, and your mortgage is (hopefully) completely paid off. Now is the time to embrace your free time, take up new hobbies to fill your time, and have as much fun as possible. Since you no longer have to go to work (unless you want to), you can pretty much wear whatever you want.  
 Light and flowy peasant tops with beautiful brightly coloured patterns, white loose-fitting linens, woven tote bags, large wide-brimmed hats, and white beach pants are all great attire for enjoying the beginning of your golden years. 

Seventy and Feeling Free

Turning 70 doesn’t necessarily signal the beginning of the end of your bohemian style. Boho chic fashion isn’t just a fleeting trend, it’s a sentiment or feeling you carry with you throughout your entire life and reaching 70 doesn’t mean you’ve crossed a proverbial finish line. Many people in their 70s embrace a more relaxed and comfortable sense of style. Layered tops along with loose fitting and airy or flared pants paired with embellished slippers or sandals and stunning statement accessories can help you carry the bohemian spirit forward well into your golden years.

Find Boho Fashion Online

Woodstock Lodge is an online boho fashion line that caters to people of all ages. We encourage our customers to wear unique organic bohemian fashion styles, many of which are handcrafted and sustainably sourced from various countries. Contact us to learn more or place an order.
  • February 03, 2020
  • Mrityunjay Awasthy