Wednesday, March 20, 2013

80s+90s= 2013 Hippie

When I think 80s, I think stone washed denims, jheri curls, animal prints, neons, mini skirts, high waisted pants, wayfarers, shoulderpads, lace dresses. When I think 90s, I think Bright and Bold. Though the 90s saw some trends taken in from the 80s like the denim jackets, acid wash denims, lace dresses and neons, big hair, 90s was the revival of the hippies.  With the bold prints, statement jewellery, big florals. the grunge style with the boots, the baggy trousers, the palazzo pants, drop-crotch pants and oversized shirts, their was the 'Turtle Neck' or also commonly known as the polo neck . While it was mostly associated with the soldiers, some women weren't afraid to make it their own.. Making a comeback from the 60s, I thought I'd give this classic a try for very obvious reasons- its comfortable, flattering and versatile. Mixing the pants with neons and raybans from the 80s and statement jewellery and turtleneck form the 90s, I tried creating a chic hippie look. What do you think??

How you could style your turtleneck-
1. The pear/petite shaped  can wear the turtle neck with skinny jeans as it defines the body type perfectly. You could also wear it with a pleated calf length skirt . A statement necklace completes the look and give that womanly edge to the otherwise masculine style. For the extra dose of sensuality turtleneck dresses can be a fabulous choice, with smoking heels and a gorgeous sequined clutch.

2. Though its suggested that the apple/hourglass shaped should avoid this neckline as it can make their upper half look bigger, I would say don't hesitate to experiment ladies. Try wearing your blouse with wide legged pants/palazzo for a cool casual look. For work you could offset your basic bottoms with a tailored turtle half sleeve. You could also pair it up with an A-line knee length skirt and blocked heels. Finish with a pendant necklace, as it draws attention from the bust, and makes the torso look longer. Wearing chunky neckpieces could do just the opposite for this body type. So stick to sleeker designs.
The hourglass shaped can add a belt around the stomach to draw attention to the waist line. Avoid belt right under the bust, as it could make your bust visually bigger.

3. The best way to wear your hair is tied back, adding dangling earrings if you have a round face(can make your face visually longer), and big hoops if you have  a long face.


  1. I love those colorful trousers!


    PS. There's a giveaway on my blog ^^

  2. Very interesting styling, love the attention to detail with the perfect bag and shoes to go with the outfit!! I like ur style tips on turtle necks too:-)


  3. Love the pants.


  4. Those pants are outrageous! I love them!

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  11. Hello gorgeous!
    I love love your pants! I will be going on vacation in couple of months and have been looking for similar pants. All i have found is either too see-through, or not my size...
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    1. i know i fell in love the moment i saw the print. they are tailor made. The best part is I have more dress material of the same. which im using for a dress maybe:)

  12. Such nice colorful pants ^^

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  13. Though I am not sucker of turtlenecks..this is one look I like, I can do the same without turtleneck....loving the pants too much!!

  14. What a cool and fun look! You look amazing :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  17. This look is seriously incredible! I'm LOVING the printed pants so much! The vibrant colors are absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see more, beautiful!

    PS. I'm hosting an international Bitchy Gypsy Accessories giveaway on my blog =D I'd love for you to enter! If you win, you'll get a gorgeous minty-green statement necklace, and it's super easy to enter! You only have to like FB page to enter!


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