How I wear my Boho (in a modern way)

Bohemian Style over 40

For me modern (contemporary) Bohemian Style is rooted in the 70s, read so 70s. It developed from the Flower Power movement and became one of the mainstream style type. Actually, Bohemian Style is much older than 50 years. However, I still associate with the style the classic Bohemian look of Ali McGraw with some kind of Bohemian glam/luxe involved.

Of course, I adored this style in the 70s like all the other gals, but wasn’t allowed to wear it, not even in the eternal way Ali did. There are two reasons: I did not have the allowance to buy these eternal pieces and my Mom often just bought clothes for my sister and me without us having a word in it. 🙁 So I had a hard time to go for the look I wanted. When you are a long-term reader of this blog you already know about my fight to get a pair of jeans.

style blogger over 50 wearing a Bohemian style Indian long painted silk tunic over flared jeans
Indian silk long tunic with hand painted gold embellishment, Indian belt, Hermes collier de chien bangles, Loft bootcut dark wash jeans, heeled ducks (all own) and haftee c/o Halftee

70s trends are challenging for babyboomer born in the 60s

As with all 70s trends, I find them very challenging. When you were already wearing these styles back then, you have to pay attention to styling the trend in a fashion forward, modern, read contemporary way to avoid to look like you want to relive the past. It’s a hard to master and tricky trend when it’s a second time around. I don’t know about you, but I am very happy who I am now and would decline a time-travel to my kid and teen years any time.

over 50 years old fashion blogger wearing a hand painted Bohemian top with flared jeans
Side view of Indian silk long tunic with hand painted gold embellishment, Hermes collier de chien cuff,  Indian belt, Loft boot cut dark wash jeans, heeled ducks (all own) and haftee c/o Halftee
Nicole of High Latitude Style presenting the Bohemian trend
Indian silk long tunic with hand painted gold embellishment, Indian belt, Loft boot cut dark wash jeans, heeled ducks (all own) and haftee c/o Halftee

The outfits in this post are examples of my way to interpret the Bohemian trend over 40. Interested in the origins of certain styles or clothing items? If so, you may like to read about the fashion history of the Janker, or graphic Tees.

Don’t know what your primary personal style is? Check this free online style finder to get started on wearing what suits you the best.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the 54th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! I can’t wait to see what you are wearing this week. As you see below, I made some minor changes to the party’s look. Link up how you wear the Bohemian trend in addition to your OOTD.

I now feature the Top of the World OOTD as full photos. As usual, I will feature the post that was clicked the most and an outfit that I love with a photo from that post assuming that by linking up you are ok with being featured.

Let’s see whose post won the features as the Top of the World OOTD this week. The title Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to  Lizzy. She is the blogger of What Lizzy Loves.

Top of the World Style #linkup
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Lizzy at What Lizzy Loves. Photo from her post

Grace at Color and Grace became My Fav OOTD. Interestingly, both outfits have a bold pop of color. It is zeitgeist, I guess. Do you like the neutral look plus bold color trend as much as I do?

#OOTD at the Top of the World Style #linkupparty
Top of the World OOTD My Fav Grace at Color and Grace. Photo from her post

Congrats ladies, please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button.

Top of the World Style weekly fashion linkup party @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Top of the World Style weekly fashion linkup party @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com

Now let’s get the party going. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts. Throwbacks are welcome as well.
#linkup #fashionlinkup #over40fashion | Top of the World Style linkup party logo | High Latitude Style | http://www.highlatitudestyle.com

  1. Grab the above banner if you like
  2. Please follow your Host via wordpress, facebook, twitter, pinterest
  3. Linkup any of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
  4. Please visit at least three of your linkup-fellows’ posts, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends
  5. Please spread the word about the party and invite your friends on twitter. The more, the merrier.


As you know, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest board as a thank you. I made this board a group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your linked up posts to the board you can do so. Please check the respective box in the form below to get an invitation (needed to be added to the board as contributor). If you want to get a reminder for the next Top of the World Style party please check the respective box.


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Photos of me: G. Kramm

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