Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fashion and Beauty Tuesdays: Dress like a Hippie

Have you ever been to a music festival and had your eyes lock on a true free spirit? You know the kind: she’s the person with the daisies in her hair, vegan Birkenstocks that look like they’ve seen a couple sit-in protests, and a long flowing skirt that could have been hand knit by a group of traveling gypsies. In fact, she could very-well be a traveling gypsy. Have you ever envied this free-spirit’s look and wondered how she does it? How does she manage to resemble a real flower child in the 21st century? How does she single-handedly keep the spirit of the sixties alive, while managing to stay fashionable and on-trend? Was she born in the sixties? Did she just step off a time-machine?

Thankfully, I’ve been to enough music festivals and have studied the ways of the Flower Child. She is not an alien- she just knows how to shop. So I am putting this guide together (just in time for summer music festivals) to take the guesswork out of looking and dressing like a modern flower child in the 21st century.

However, we don’t want to forget: being a flower child does not simply entail a certain look, it entails a way-of-life too! Not only is the Flower Child an impeccable dresser, she is also a believer in universal peace, love, and is an advocate for social justice. The flower child of today, in the 21st century world, protests with her wallet and makes ethical and smart shopping decisions (she’ll attend a rally on occasion). For this reason, I have not only included hippie-chic apparel and accessories, but ethical (made in the USA), fairly traded, and vegan apparel and accessories, as well.

So, take a look at the 4 hippie-rific outfits below and start expressing your inner flower child!

Details: Pink & Blue Floral Color Block Pants from zulily; Corazon ribbed cotton tank top by Choclo Project; Recycled Yoga Mat Sandals by Sanuk; Vegan Messenger Bag by Animal RightStuff; Knock Out Necklace by Global Girlfriend; Zulugrass I Am Charmed Bracelet by Global Girlfriend

Details: Charcoal Mermaid Maxi Skirt by Tabeez; Black Embroidered Patchwork Long Zip-Up Hoodie by Royal Handicrafts; Olive Vegan Women's Wrap Boots by Toms; Serina Scoop Neck in Ginger by Threads for Thought ; Hydrangea Flower Braided Headband by Hearts; Infinity Scarf Necklace by Necklush ; classic tagua bracelet in multi by The Andean Collection

Details: Orange & Black Tie-Dye Tunic by Rising International (made by Nepalese artisans) – was on sale at zulily; Tatiana Tagua Bracelet and Soweto Taffeta Brooches (in Autumn and Blue) from Global Girlfriend; Black Platform Wedge Vegan Sandals and Shiraleah Monaco Black Vegan Crossbody Pouch from Alternative Outfitters Vegan Boutique.

Details: skirt from zulily; Jenny Jenny bandeau bra by HotDrop Apparel; Hatha Headband by Cozy Orange; Her Bamboo Tie-Dye Hot Tee by Blu Democracy ; Start Small, Dream Big, Change Lives Freeset Tote by Global Girlfriend; Fair & Square Bracelet by Global Girlfriend ; mariposa necklace by The Andean Collection; Hemp Seed Lip Balm - Skinny Dip by Earthly Body; Shimmery Strawberry Lip and Cheek Tint by 100% Pure

 What do you think? Will you be sporting a look like these at your next summer fest?

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