I had a hard time deciding what to wear for a retro themed party featuring styles from the 60s to the early 80s until I stumbled upon a Hippie photo which instantly caught my attention. The photo shows a guy wearing a top called a Dashiki which I remembered I had one kept in my closet for a long time since I still haven’t decided where to wear it until that moment. Whew outfit problem solved! Anyway here’s how I styled it.
Stylefile: Dashiki top from a native shop, slightly flared bottom Andyrex Classic jeans , Charcoal leather sandals, native bracelets from (SM Accessories), shutter shades from (SM Dept Store), other blings are from bazaars & souvenir shops
.The hippie (or hippy) subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world
Hippies often chose brightly colored clothing and wore unusual styles, such as bell-bottom pants, vests, tie-dyed garments, dashikis, peasant blouses, and long, full skirts;non-Western inspired clothing with ethnic / tribal styles like Native American, Asian, Indian, African and Latin American motifs were also popular. Much hippie clothing was self-made in defiance of corporate culture, and hippies often purchased their clothes from flea markets and second-hand shops. (http://www.wikipedia.org/)
A Dashiki top from a shop selling native goods/souvenir items, native blings from souvenir shops/flea markets, my good old sandals from Charcoal, and a “Shutter” shades from (SM Dept Store). Well I just liked the shades, bought it a few years back and wore it only once, so I thought of wearing it again to add quirkiness to the look 🙂
The dashiki is a colorful men’s garment widely worn in West Africa that covers the top half of the body. It has formal and informal versions and varies from simple draped clothing to fully tailored suits. A common form is a loose-fitting pullover garment, with an ornate V-shaped collar, and tailored and embroidered neck and sleeve lines.(http://www.wikipedia.org/)
Assorted rope, suede, and leather bracelets from M-Sense (SM Accessories) added a native/tribal vibe to my Hippie look.
Favored accessories by Hippies included Native American jewelry, head scarves, headbands and long beaded necklaces. Hippie homes, vehicles and other possessions were often decorated with psychedelic art. (http://www.wikipedia.org/)
I usually wax my hair but this time I let it be tousled for a more laid back look adorned with a tribal necklace used as a headband. And to complete the Hippie vibe, here’s a peace sign. Totally far-out and groovy baby!. 🙂
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