Hippie has never been as hip as it is this winter. Gone are the psychedelic colors your mom wore during her brief stay in Berkeley, this generation is toned down on color that pulls from the elements. With rich, nautical blue, molten lava, clay mud, and autumn dahlia colors, the styles get to go even more overboard than they did 40 years ago! Long fringe, faux fur, and layers of vests, flowing peasant blouses, and oversized bags make their mark on the fashion world this fall.
When it comes to jewelry, seed-beaders will be in heaven! Woven seed-bead cuffs, layers of beaded strands in necklaces, and embellished clothing will be all over the fashion scene. If your patience isn't that of a seed-beader, try layering leather and fibers with big beads tied into the designs in random patterns. Mix materials from felt and resin beads to wood, stoneware and Swarovski - as long as you are layering you are doing it right! You truly cannot get too bold or jumbled in your designs this season.