Nothing makes me happier then when I find a brand that encompasses my personal sense of style in every way… You know I am a self proclaimed Boho Chic girl and pretty much gravitate to anything that feels vintage 1960’s/1970’s. Of course, I always want to look modern so usually like most style savvy women, I try to meld my coveted pieces with sometimes uptown and sometimes slightly irreverent options.
I also am water/beach obsessed and always desire clothes that have that seaside ease to them. I want to look put togther, yet always comfortable and never like I try too hard. In comes a brand that I recently discovered and feel a strange kinship to, Haute Hippie… I mean, come on, the name alone is so me.
I first happened upon this hot newbie brand while indulging in an online shopaholic moment. I believe I was on the Ron Herman site and found one of their signature sequin dresses. Then recently I had the pleasure to meet the amazingly down to earth and beyond stylish founder Trish Wescoat and I felt compelled to formally introduce you to her life passion.
The line can be best described on their website, so I will share a small excerpt… “Haute Hippie embraces the expertise of haute couture design and craftsmanship, whilst adopting the freedom of the bohemian spirit. The spirit of the wayward, the eccentric, the importance of the individual - blending it with the ethos and style of the sophisticate, the well traveled, the luxurious and the elegant.”
The new Spring line hitting the stores soon is perfect. The sequin dresses are fab and yes, meant for day or evening. I adore sequins and frequently wear them with total disregard for the occasion… The Haute Hippie pieces look amazing over a wife beater, with a flat sandal or all dolled up. The neutral, metallic Spring color palette has a wear now feel, so the dresses are immediate must-haves and will look perfect with tights and your go-to Fall booties.
The knitwear is another big standout, especially the most amazing sequined, boyfriend sweater. It sort of reminds me of Flash Dance meets the Donna Karan of the 1990’s…luxury, comfort, and pure sex appeal!!! The modern 60’s-inspired ponchos are the picture of versatility. Again, wear them now with your favorite faux leather leggings, boots and a chic fedora or take them on your winter escape and make them your favorite cover-up. They have a soft, feminine edge, not a crunchy/granola vibe. Finally, Haute Hippie offers the perfect undergarments or layering pieces from their Nude Hippie Collection. The brand provides one-stop shopping so you don’t have to go on that dreaded search for something that works. The rompers, boy shorts and camisoles are sensual little numbers. Trust me your man will be oh so happy to see you out of your sequin dress with some of these pieces on!!!!
The Resort collection in stores now is limited, but you can find the signature embellished racer back dresses and one spectacular maribou vest on Nordstrom.com. The Fall sale is great too!
So let your love of throwback fashion inspire you to become a modern hippie, continue to embrace embellishment for evening, but especially for day and support a newcomer with a desire to celebrate women in their most natural and stylish state!!!!