It’s natural to want to embrace the hippie look if you’re a bohemian ‘60’s and ‘70’s child at heart. Breezy empire cut tops, craftsy embroideries and motifs, crocheted anything, straggly denim bellbottoms, earthy leather accessories, caftans, flowing patchwork maxi dresses, long tiered skirts, batik prints, headbands and beaded necklaces. This boho trend is everywhere; but this time in direct contrast with the sleek and sci-fi futuristic styles alongside it.
Hippy chic is a fun look if it suits your persona and body type, but it’s a hard style to pull off well. It’s impossible to wear empire-cut tops with bust seams and back ties if you’re well endowed (because the seam sits on your bosom instead of underneath it). And it’s difficult not to look pregnant in a gathered baby doll silhouette. I personally prefer the hippy look when it’s matched with an element of tailoring and polish. Below are guidelines on how to achieve this:
- Sport a few pieces at a time instead of everything at once. Match hippy tops with a clean-cut pair of jeans or a printed maxi dress with a structured white cotton twill jacket.
- Select boho tops in luxurious fabrics instead of faded crinkle natural fibers. This will give you a crisper and more pulled together look.
- Add a modern element like sleek silver accessories or lucite jewelry.
- Maintain a certain level of polish by painting your toenails, wearing a scent and styling your hair.
Hippie styles become chic when they are coordinated with a degree of sophistication. This was easy for boho goddess Sienna Miller to sport once she combined her shabby tatters with designer pieces and accessories.