The term “flower power”, coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg, symbolized the passive, non-violent approach to protest in the 1970’s. During demonstrations, in order to soften their approach to government and war resistance, hippies would dress in vibrant colors with floral embellishments on their clothing and in their hair. They sometimes even handed out flowers and, thus, became known as “flower children”. Abbie Hoffman was quoted, “The cry of “Flower Power” echoes throughout the land. We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom.”
Today’s Flower Power OOTD starts with a long, floral vintage dress. In my hair I am wearing an orange headband embellished in leather flowers hand-made in Peru to which I added vintage flower clip-on earrings. My earrings, necklace, and handbag are also vintage from the 1960’s. True to hippie-nature, I am even barefoot in todays post.
Dress: Vintage circa 1970’s from Thriftwares
Floral Headband: Handmade in Peru, Embellished with Vintage Clip-on Earrings
Earrings: Vintage circa 1960’s
Rings: (Yellow) Vintage from Geneva Street Market, (Gold) Forever 21
Handbag: Vintage circa 1960’s
Photography by: Ashleigh Cuty, Styling by: Karen Weaver www.Ginger-Snap.com