By Kristin Hull
The best time to dress hippie chic is well, when you’re acting like a hippie. And what’s more hippie than gathering up the whole brood, filling up the picnic basket, lounging on a blanket and gazing into the sky? But don’t worry – hippie “chic” doesn’t mean donning tie-dye and floral hair wreaths. It means taking a cue from the “children of the earth” by wearing pieces that are conducive to sitting on the ground, chasing the kids around, and eating with your hands while looking super cute and on-trend. It’s fun to dress in a certain style especially when the situation calls for it. The key though, is to not look costume-y or like you’re trying too hard. That said, we’ve put together an easy outfit to wear to this year’s 4th of July fireworks.
A hat will keep the sun at bay until it gets dark (and after that, it will serve as cute fashion statement and cover up the hair that you didn’t have time to do before leaving the house). Maxi skirts are a dream come true – not only are they comfortable but you can sit with them pulled up off your legs during the warm evening but then cover them when it cools off. And don’t just wear any belt – for the sake of comfort, and to be able to get up and down a lot, a stretchy elastic one is a must. The jean jacket will keep you toasty on top; the flat sandals are easy to walk in (because you’ll most likely have to make a few trips to and from the car); and the bag is large enough to carry the plethora of “stuff” an outdoor event with the family requires. The best part? All of these versatile pieces can be rotated into different outfits that are already in your closet.
BP. Straw Fedora ($20/Nordstrom)
Mossimo Women’s Cap Sleeve Core Fashion Tee ($10/Target)
Beaded Bracelet ($4.80/Target)
Silver Feather Adjustable Cord Bracelet ($14.99/Target)
Fringed Eagle Necklace ($4.80/Target)
Sonoma life + style Wide Stretch Belt ($18/Kohl’s)
Mossimo Women’s Denim Jacket ($29.99/Target)
Roxy Tall Tale Sling Bag ($42/Zappos – free shipping both ways!)
Swingy Maxi ($79.95-89.95/Coldwater Creek)
Christin Michaels Yani Sandals ($40.99/Zappos – free shipping both ways!)
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