From Colorful Retro Hairbands to Hippie Chic Revivals

By: Joanne Lam - Jun 14, 2010   Updated: Mar 31 2011
These mellow hippie-inspired fashions will let you chill out in style through summer. Whether it's the simple braided headband or bohemian-styled scarves, these retro pieces always manage to find its way onto the present-day runways (and eventually to our wardrobes).

Check out these hippie-inspired fashions and get some ideas on how to add some casual-chic to your closet.

Implications - In a time where sophisticated suits and business-ready ensembles are the norm, it's refreshing to have relaxed, hippie styles make their way back into fashion. Comfortable and laid-back apparel appeal to the consumer who wants to "take a break," and may translate into other areas of design where the strict, sharp and frigid aesthetics are losing their appeal.