My fashionistas, ‘’What goes around comes around’’- goes without saying fits best for fashion industry. I always get excited when I try a new trend! You saw me wearing a wide-legged trouser during my trip to Buenos Aires here. Although Palazzo pants are referred as wide-legged trousers by many but I personally see a huge difference; to me a full-on flared palazzo pants have a vintage-esque bell-bottom cut. In the 1940’s and then again in the 1970’s Palazzo pants were a la mode. It was also in the 60’s and 70’s, the hippies were the talk of the town. So, I decided to style this palazzo pant focusing on the trend of that era and showed how to style hippy versions of this.
This mauve-ish Plazzo pants with pleated pattern is unique in its own way. The semi-high waistband cut that zips up on one side makes it so much more flattering. This pleated Palazzo pants are also very light and breezy so they’re perfect for even the hottest summer day. They’re very feminine and they have a touch of drama to them. At a glance, they kind of look like maxi skirts except that they’re much more convenient on windy days.
If you’re not sure about what to wear with a pair of palazzo pants to release your inner hippy-chick, the best and safest way to go is always to wear it with a plain top. A crisp white top is a foolproof pair for any pants / bottoms that you find tricky to wear and in this case, I choose to wear a white top in contrast with the color of this palazzo pants. This made the look livelier and vibrant which is great for summer or spring. In an ideal weather, I would have styled this pleated palazzo pants with a crop top to bring a sexy twist but as you know I was in Lima- the capital of Peru in where September was not a crop-top appropriate weather. Styling it with a top that is not too summer-y, slightly wide and drapy yet still defines the waist and the bust was the next best thing to opt for. That way I could layer the cut-sleeve with a jacket, although mostly kept it in the car while sight-seeing during the daytime but wrapped it around cosy and warm in the evening when it got a bit chilly, this back-up plan had worked really well for me! So long this white high-neck top with Swarovski embellishment proportioned the Palazzo pants well as the top is not too long also.
To solve “weird hair syndrome” anyday, I opt for head gears! Like a true hippy chick! I love head or hair accessories and have a huge collection of all sorts. Most women are found complaining that they make their ears or hair look funny. Really? Not when you pick the perfect headband for you, choose where on your head to place it, and know few tips and tricks on how to rock your hippie headband with confidence. This leaf pattern silver metallic embellished adjustable headband is my perfect spring (It’s Spring in Peru now) accessories as it goes so well with outfits for outdoorsy events. Wearing it across the forehead was an important part of the entire look so that my hair falls more naturally, keeping my ears from poking out;) This look combines multiple patterns and accessories for a unique hippy-chic look paired with a perfect pair of pleated palazzo pants that’s so perfect for spring. Worn with floral print high-heel wedges and a long hand chain (which is basically a neck chain worn this way), it looks exotic and eclectic. To finish the look, I wore my retro mirrored blue aviator with a glossy fuchsia pink lips. Finally, I carried this oh-so-opposite-hippy (designer) tote for extra interest.
Top tip: Palazzo pants are very leg lengthening when they fit well at the top. Be sure to wear them with (high) heels though.
Disclosure: All Photos are shot in and around Lima- the capital of Peru during my most recent and also maiden trip to South America.
What I was wearing?
Asos Palazzo Pants
Asos White Top
Michael Kors Tote
Salt & Pepper Shoes Floral Print Wedges
Claire’s Neck Chain worn as Hand Chain