The embodiment of youth in the 1960s, the hippie subculture proved to be one of the most influential and proactive groups in American history, culminating at Woodstock. Their wave of protest and fresh ideas has become a standard for youth al over the world.
Today, the hippie style dominate the fashion world and it is worn in every summer. Looking like a hippie isn’t really all that hard. In case if you have some problems, try the following suggestions.
TRY TO WEAR USED CLOTHES.
Shop at flea markets, and, whenever possible, vintage fairs. The whole point of hippie fashion was to stop buying what big corporations were selling in favor of used clothing that was purchased locally. Many hippies are into sewing and other handcrafts; if you can make your own clothes, that’s even better.
CHOOSE LOOSE, COMFORTABLE, AND NATURAL TOPS.
A simple Tee will work if you have other accessories to dress it up with, but try to opt for faded, old, or used Tees.
– Incorporate tie-dyed tops into your repertoire.
– Dashikis can add beautiful color and tribal patterns to otherwise drab outfit.
– Nice, long-sleeved peasant blouses are an especially popular choice among hippies, as they’re stylish without being fussy.
TRY OUT A VEST
A vest is a great option for accessorizing with other tops. In the ’60s, at the height of hippiedom, the suede fringe vest was a classic option for man and woman alike. There’s a lot that says “hippie”, but this screams “hippie”. Alternately, any variety of vest should work:
– Long vs. short
– Colorful vs. monochrome
– Loose vs. tight
CAREFULLY CHOOSE YOUR KIND OF JACKET
Although the vintage denim jacket is classic hippie, there are other options if you want to spice things up. If it has beads, embroidery, or patterned trim, go for it! Leather, suede, sheepskin, or even fur are all fair game.
– Hoodies, although comfortable, are not generally thought of as hippie material. You can wear them in a pinch, but don’t rely on them.
– In general, stick to older jackets. Newer Tees can be made to fit into hippie wardrobe, but newer jackets are hard to incorporate.
GET SOME DENIM SHORTS
ESPECIALLY IF THEY’RE RIPPED OR TORN
Or better yet, rehab your old ones by fraying, ripping, or tearing them. Try turning your old jeans into short shorts.
TRY ON SOME HIPPIE BOOTS
Hippie boots are generally suede or leather and could almost pass for booties in a pinch.
STYLE YOUR HEAR MINIMALLY
Leave your hear long, loose, and low-maintenance. Don’t put any chemicals in it. The less you style it, the better.