Does Hippy Style Still Work After 50?

Does Hippy Style Still Work After 50?

does hippy style work after 50?

While it’s not something you’ll commonly see, hippy style is something that can be considered ‘too young’ if done incorrectly.

 

As you get older, the free flowing fabrics and bias cut garments associated with hippy style can accentuate the overall pull of gravity that age has on your body. When your bust starts to sag, unfortunately, those baggy tops just don’t look as hippy chic anymore and instead just make things in that region a little more lazy looking. But if you love the style and it feels like you, how do you wear it as you get older?

 

Pick Hippy Style Accessories

 

I always tell my clients how great costume jewellery can be for your wardrobe. It’s inexpensive and can completely change your outfit without the need to buy  a new one. You can opt for gold, silver or bronze and pick up unique pieces from markets and op-shops.

Add Animal Print

 

It comes in all shapes, colours and sizes these days and you don’t have to look at real fur. Zebra printed scarves or leopard printed espadrilles will work great, you can also mix prints by making sure one is considerably bigger than the other.

 

Wedges

 

Keep that 70’s hippie style by adding a wooden or cork wedge. If you can find a pair with a cross over strap, your legs will look miles longer!

Add Some Structure

 

Denim or leather is the best way to keep the structure in your outfit to flatter your figure, while still looking casual.

 

Choose Earthy Tones

 

Brown, grey, black, green and dusty blues are great options for core wardrobe colours. Keep these core colours in mind so that next time you shop you don’t end up with a rainbow of colours in your wardrobe and nothing that matches.

Alarna Hope

Alarna Hope is a fashion stylist and writer based in Sydney, she's considered an expert in her field as a personal stylist and is also quite good at writing about herself in the third person. She cries during movie makeover scenes, has a jar of Nutella under her bed for safety and can tell you the synopsis of every Kath and Kim episode ever. She currently resides in Sydney with her Oscar-worthy cat, Meryl Streep.

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