How to Dress Like a Hippie
The hippie style is cool, natural and comfortable. Here’s how to dress like a hippie.
It may not be the 1960’s anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t express your in hippie fashion. The handmade, natural look of the hippie movement was perfect for the counter-culture, tree hugging hippies of yesterday and might be just right for you today. Nothing beats the comfort of dressing hippie style and it’s consistent with the trends to sport the hippie look with the green movement being so popular.Here’s how to dress like a hippie:
Stock up on comfortable jeans.
If you want to dress like a hippie, you need to have jeans. The more comfortable and worn your jeans are the more of a hippie statement you’ll make. Make sure that they hug your hips and are flared at the bottom like the bell bottoms worn in the 1960’s. To add even more hippie chic, fray the legs of your jeans at the bottom to give a fringed look. Add a few patches to your jeans give them character and wear them everywhere. Stay away from high end designer jeans, you want second hand, “no name” jeans. In the summer, wear your jeans with flat sandals. In the winter, pair them with a pair of boots. Never wear your jeans with high heels or designer shoes. This is very un-hippie.
Look for natural fabrics.
Look for interesting clothing in all natural fabrics. It’s even better if the clothes you choose appear handmade. Some nice styles to adopt include granny dresses and peasant blouses in all natural cotton fabric. In the summer, wear a cool halter made of macramé or a midriff top with some beading. You’ll feel cool and so natural.
Add some interesting accessories.
Do you remember the Flower Girl song from the 1960’s? Why not strap on a headband with a flower attached or simply pin a flower in your hair? Other accessories you’ll want to sport to dress like a hippie include beaded necklaces you’ve made yourself and the ubiquitous peace symbol. Get a large peace symbol pendant and string it on a piece of leather cord to wear with your peasant blouse or halter top. You can never have too many piece symbols if you’re into hippie fashion. Dangle peace symbols from your ears or sport a peace symbol belt buckle for the ultimate hippie fashion statement. Complete the look with an all natural hemp bag.
Shop the secondhand stores.
Secondhand stores including Goodwill and Salvation Army are full of interesting hippie attire. You’ll find tons of well worn jeans to which you can add your own patches as well as tie dyed t-shirts to coordinate with them. You may also find brightly covered mini skirts from the 1960’s and cool chain belts. Look for fringed vests and jackets and, of course, some hip peasant tops and granny dresses. Buy some white t-shirts from a second hand store, take them home and create your own tie dyed creation.
Now that you know how to dress like a hippie, be sure to wear your hair long, lose and just a bit unkempt. Avoid wearing heavy makeup as this goes against the hippie philosophy. Have fun with your new hippie look!