I guess that is just one more thing that is so funny about getting older - you can look back fondly on the lengths you went to to look "cool". And you can breathe a big sigh of relief that you don't do it anymore. I don't know about you, but I went through this whole hippie envy phase. I totally wanted to be a flower child, marry a bearded man, go to woodstock, live in a van......its amazing how poverty can seriously appeal to a kid with no concept of money. I even made a couple pairs of those hippie pants. Yep, you know the ones.....bits of random fabric sewn down the sides of your corduroys. Don't laugh - I bet you did it, too! :)
While I'm not so sure that I have completely grown up, I thank god my sense of style has! Still, no matter how much my style evolves I just can't kick the hippie habit completely. In fact, I covet the little free thinker that lives within and every once in a while she still makes an outward appearance! Hence, the appeal of these little numbers...
Alexa Chung in pink patchwork.
Hamish Bowles patchwork couture.
~via Naughty Secretary Club~
Christian Lacroix silk minidress with patchwork felt.
~image via NY Times~
Emilio Pucci patchwork dress.
~via Bergdorf Goodman~