Hippie Chic Summer Tunes & Togs
The kids are headed back to school and football season is merely weeks away, which can only mean one thing: Summer, as we know it, is coming to an end. And with the close of the season's long, lazy days so too fade the last notes from the summer music festivals. But the fashion lingers... In fact, it's fun to note how little it's changed in the 43 years since the days-long concert genre began.
Woodstock, the forever iconic summer music festival of 1969's Summer of Love, is always what comes to mind when one conjures thoughts of outdoor, music, and fashion. Max Yasgur offered to host the concert at his 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. After organizers got Creedance Clearwater Revival to sign on for $10,000, the other acts followed (which included Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Grateful Dead and Janice Joplin). It appears that while 43 years have passed, the fashion has stood still in time.
Kasey's friend Maggie at a local music festival groovin' in cut-offs and crochet
Summer music festivals have proven to be the way to go for more music, more turn out, and more fashion. Music lovers had many choices in genre and location when deciding which festivals to camp out for this summer. Some of the most popular music festivals this summer were: Whether it was Coachella in LA, which kicks off the music fest season, Bonaroo in Tennessee, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza in Chicago, and Ultra in Miami.
Ultra Music Festival's techno laser show and sensory overload.
Coachella in Los Angeles keeping its California cool.
Fringe, florals, lace, suede, headbands, and crochet are still hitting the summer festival scene in a big way. The festival go-ers major fashion influences stem from the 60s/70s coupled with the summer heat and practicality. While crochet and fringe satisfy our time-warped fantasies, flowing skirts, crop tops, denim, and layering allow for comfort while transitioning from the day's blazing sun to the evening's breezy night.
Boots and booties made headway this year, letting festival-goers brave the mud and dirt of the great outdoors without botching their pedicures. One friend even used her combat boots to double as a seat on the muddy ground. Hats, eyewear, and layered necklaces were also essential when staying on trend and practical.
Just because summer music festivals are over,that doesn't mean your festival-inspired wardrobe has to be. A fringe bag and layered wardrobe are a great way to transition this look from festival to fall. We've found several ways for you to add some hippie-chic inspired looks to your closet whether you're shopping on a platinum card or on a budget.
- Roxie Mae Lackman