CollegeFashionista for Colgate University
STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “Flower Child”
Calling all music festival junkies! April kicks off the string of summer concerts with Coachella, and with Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza just around the corner, modern hippies have been popping up more and more all over campus. Inspired by gypsies, ethnic patterns and the 60’s and 70’s hippie scene, bohemian chic is one of the hottest trends for this spring and summer. Although this style can be intentionally messy, the key is to find a balance to create a cool yet cohesive look. I envision any girl rocking the ethereal hippie trend to be carefree and casual, making a statement with accessories like feathers, beads and fringe against understated apparel. This Fashionista did just that.
When I spotted her adorable white floral crown, I had to stop to get a better look at the rest of her ensemble. The black romper and white Jack Roger sandals are both simple and stylish to really allow the flower headband to shine. This style reminds me of celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie who work this look year round and for any occasion. They take very free approaches to this boho vibe, so don’t be afraid to mix and match prints, textures and accessories. Although this Fashionista already nailed this look, adding a fringed vest or a braided leather belt would not have overpowered the rest of the outfit. All she needs now is the peace sign hand gesture to finish off her hippie chic!