How to Give a Summer Shorts Outfit a Boho Vibe

I’m more of a classic dresser than a Boho babe, but it is fun to add some earthier, more free-spirited pieces to my wardrobe in summer. So today, I’m partnering with Not Your Daughter’s Jeans to style a summer shorts outfit with a Boho-lite vibe.

shorts outfit for over 40 -boho peasant blouse, shorts

1. Start with Classic Shorts in a Natural Color

It’s always a challenge to find a great pair of shorts that aren’t too short/ junior looking or too long/matronly looking. These 7″, five-pocket shorts are my idea of the perfect shorts. They have a classic look and a very comfortable fit. They’re a great starting point to create any shorts outfit, including a boho one! These shorts come in green and black, but I chose tan since it’s so lovely and natural and a popular boho color.

boho peasant top, summer shorts outfit for women

2. Wear a Peasant Blouse

To inject some Boho, I’ve paired my cute, stretch twill shorts with this darling linen peasant blouse!  This ’70s-inspired  top has a natural, laid-back feel without looking too Hippie. I love the color – Coral is always one of my favorites, and it looks so soft and carefree with these tan shorts. Plus, I find that Coral is a great color to brighten up any complexion.


boho top, cute summer shorts outfit

I like this top untucked because it gives the outfit a breezy feel. I pushed up the sleeves to make it more relaxed looking and show off my Boho beaded bracelet.

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3. Sprinkle in Boho Accessories

A big floppy straw sunhat, 7o’s aviator glasses, and oversized hoop earrings enhance the Boho mood.


boho style - lounging in a hammock - cute summer outfit with shorts

This cute summer outfit with shorts is excellent to wear in so many places. Linen is crisp and lightweight in the summer, and you don’t have to worry if it wrinkles because that’s all part of its natural charm.

boho style - hat, peasant style top, shorts

Don’t you love the drawstring neckline? It makes this top so soft and romantic.

boho top, hat, shorts for women over 40

4. Add a Touch of Fringe

These tassel sandals are the final boho-inspired touch. Here’s one last look at my cute summer shorts outfit with a fun injection of Boho style.


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To shop this look and all kinds of other fabulous Boho-inspired, check out the links above or visit  Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. Here are a few different ways to create a Boho-Lite outfit for summer.

*Thanks to NYDJ for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine.

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2 thoughts on “How to Give a Summer Shorts Outfit a Boho Vibe

  1. Deborah – you look just lovely in the Boho shirt and shorts. You always look great, but this outfit
    brought me summer. Sharon

    1. Hi Sharon, Thanks for the lovely compliment. It was a beautiful day we shot this, and I felt like it was the perfect summer outfit! Linen is always so comfy and fresh, and that coral color is gorgeous. Have a great summer!

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