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Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Summer Lovin' Hippie style
Hi gals and guys! This summer is all about rocking the hippy look, but that doesn't mean you have to raid the charity shops for 70s moth eaten gear! It can be the slightest accessories and beauty tricks that can make all the difference.
A good look for your hair this summer is the braid trend. There are all sorts of ways you can style your hair using plaits. The most popular right now is the side plait, as seen recently on Cheryl Cole.
A messier option is the one Ashley Olsen is rocking here.
I do love this look, but I think I prefer using smaller braids in my hair, like what Nicole Richie has done.
I think this is gorgeous. Looks like she has braided two sections at either side and gathered it all into a bun; such a glamorous way to tie your hair back when its getting in the way! I will definately try this style and post a tutorial of it to my blog.
Okay so our hair is now done, we need to dress ourselves! Well another amazing trend thats come right back into fashion for this summer is the Maxi Dress. Now this can look amazing when paired with the right shoes and accessories. If your petite, like me you can pair it with wedges for that summer feel, or if you like flat jewelled sandals would also look amazing. Heres some celebs wearing this trend:
Eva Longoria looking chic for daytime
Paris Hilton looking more glam in a maxi.
If you feel like they are kind of shapeless and you want more definition, just sling on a thick waist belt and opt for a low cut maxi dress. You could also mix it up a bit by wearing a maxi skirt with a tight tank top, or a crop top if you're feeling daring!
Moving on to shoes, I've included some of the most gorgeous hippyish summery flats asos had to offer (my fave shop! haha)
As for accessories, head bands are all the rage (Still!), if you haven't had time to braid your hair, or just don't like that look, you can always wear a head band. A nice twist on the classic hairbands are ones like this one (again from asos!)
I absolutely love this one, BUT I am more in love with this beautiful head piece by Nicole Richies line House of Harlow 1960:
Found a cheaper dupe at asos for £7
Some wooden and gold / sliver bangles together would compliment this look really well and if you think thats too boring, then why not check out local flea markets / charities / ebay for some unique vintage jewellery finds!
Ciao for now everyone! Thanks so much for reading xoxox