Plus Size on a Budget – Boho Summer Outfit

A plus size boho summer outfit for my “plus size on a budget series!” 

Plus Size on a Budget – Boho Summer Outfit

Plus Size on a Budget - Boho Summer Outfit - A plus size boho top with denim shorts, clog sandals, fringe crossbody bag, and statement earrings. All on a budget! Alexa Webb

My “Disclaimer”

I want to prevent some anticipated feedback.  So please keep these things in mind:

  • “Budget” is relative.  Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses, while other people allocate $300 for their annual clothing budget.
  • You may be able to find these items elsewhere for less.  These are just some “budget-friendly” finds I have come across.  And I typically don’t link to clearance items because they sell out and then people are disappointed.  Also, I have no way of linking to thrift stores, but obviously, if you want to check out your local thrift stores, I think that is a great idea!
  • Recycle & reuse.  As with all of my posts, I hope that you can use the pieces you already have in your wardrobe.  Additionally, I assume that you can reuse all of the pieces below in other combinations with things in your closet to create a variety of looks.  Meaning, I think it is unfair to judge the expense of one outfit as though that is the only way to wear the pieces.

This is How I Boho

As I said (in case you missed it), I sometimes get complaints that my boho-style outfits aren’t colorful or playful enough.

But, this is how I do boho.

It’s just my style, which I realize isn’t for everyone.  And I’m a-ok with that.

Short Story Time

When I was 18 I attended my best friend’s high school graduation party.

The party was at her family home, a historical mansion that I had spent much of my youth in.

At the time, their patio and lawn were crowded with the upper echelon of our county. 

Think: wealthy private school teenagers with their brand new graduation presents parked in the driveway along with their parents who were a quality mix of doctors, judges, and lawyers.

My Counter-Culture Friend

My friend was late to her own party but made a grand entrance.

She had everyone’s attention when she danced onto the patio, clearly high as a kite!

She was wearing a flower crown on her head, glitter on her cheeks, and a thrifted patchwork maxi skirt. 

She did a twirl for the audience with ribbon streamers from her crown flowing behind her. 

You see, she was as happy as a gal could be having scored some hydroponic in the 90s.  

I later found out that she had gone to a fairy festival and her equally-stoned friends got lost on their way back.

My friend’s outfit and behavior shocked just about everyone in attendance. 

Mainly because my friend has a type-A personality.  She was an overachiever in a highly competitive academic environment.

She excelled in everything she did.  And she did a lot.

Plus, she was headed to a prestigious top-ranking university.

But, what I knew and they didn’t was that my friend liked to party just as hard as she studied. 

In fact, some of my greatest life adventures, most of which are too scandalous for this blog, happened with this friend.

How Bohemian Am I?

But, the point of my story is that I’ve never been to a fairy festival.

And even back when I was a teenager rebelling against my parents, I was never much of a hippie.

Sure, I love the Grateful Dead and Dave Matthews.  I have a heart, don’t I?

But, I’m much more likely to listen to the Wu-Tang Clan or Notorious B.I.G. [Word is bond.]

And for further reference, my favorite shoes in the ’90s were my Docs and silver glitter Steve Madden platform mary janes that made me at least 5″ taller.

So while I love the boho style and love to see that it’s on-trend, I’m not going to wear a patchwork maxi skirt.  Ever.

My Boho Style

Do I occasionally enjoy dressing like I’m heading to Coachella?  Absolutely!  

But these days I prefer to look like the woman who paid extra for VIP seats and only takes pharmaceutical-grade drugs.

I no longer do “lawn seats” or drink from strangers’ flasks while tailgating.

I like my boho a little more grown-up.  And this is how I do it.

Plus Size on a Budget – Boho Summer Outfit

Plus Size on a Budget - Boho Summer Outfit - A plus size boho top with denim shorts, clog sandals, fringe crossbody bag, and statement earrings. All on a budget! Alexa Webb

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Plus Size on a Budget - Boho Summer Outfit - A plus size boho top with flare jeans, clog sandals, fringe crossbody bag, and statement earrings. All on a budget! Alexa Webb

The same plus size boho summer outfit but with flared jeans

Plus Size on a Budget – Boho Summer Outfit

Plus Size on a Budget - Boho Summer Outfit - A plus size boho top with flare jeans, clog sandals, fringe crossbody bag, and statement earrings. All on a budget! Alexa Webb

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Plus Size Flare Jeans (similar, similar)

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7 thoughts on “Plus Size on a Budget – Boho Summer Outfit

  1. “I no longer do “lawn seats” or drink from strangers’ flasks while tailgating.”
    Amen to being a grown-up. It’s rather nice to have my own liquor and a place to sit!

  2. What an awesome story! I can relate to that feeling when most of the crowd are all doctors, engineers and nurses. It sure does make for a great event though! I like your idea for boho. Thanks for the fantastic outfit idea!

  3. My friend, women who pay extra for VIP seats generally don’t shop at Walmart. That’s I’m seeing on your site now. I kind of liked it better before.
    But please, keep up the good work. To be honest, I feel better about myself and my appearance since finding your fashion a year ago or so.

    1. Hi Joyce,
      I think maybe you missed my point. I just want to look like I paid for VIP.
      As for my content, it is always changing. And while I have posted several “budget” posts in a row, I believe I show a lot of variety on this blog overall. But your feedback is noted.

  4. So…I feel like I have just discovered my first blogger best friend! I feel ALL of what you wrote in your post…and your style is on point! Love it all! Thank you for sharing your inspiration, fab outfits & budget-friendly shopping links! Can’t wait to see what’s to come!

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