As all college fashionistas know, trends in fashion tend to repeat themselves over time. Luckily, our favorite, groovy decade, the 1970's, is in this Spring in sunny California, and we can pull off wearing casual, hippie blouses like the free-spirited fashionistas that came before us.
The peasant top is a classic bohemian fashion staple. Peasant tops come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but have matured to fit our own modern wardrobes. This college fashionista is wearing a contemporary peasant top from BP Nordstrom. I was originally attracted to this fashionista's outfit because of its casual yet dainty manner.The combination of pleating and crochet adds a feminine flair, while the linen fabric makes it the perfect top for a relaxing summer afternoon or evening. Its long, loose fit and low v-neckline make this retro peasant top fit like a trendy, modern blouse. Other contemporary peasant tops can have colorful prints, like this Rebecca Taylor peasant blouse from Shopbop, or flowy bell-sleeves like this black Nastygal blouse.
Rather than pairing the loose blouse with the traditional hippie high-waisted bell-bottom jeans, this fashionista has chosen to wear her bohemian top with faded, gray skinny jeans- adding an edgy flair to a retro trend. The colors contrast each other, while still remaining within a neutral color scheme. These gray skinny jeans from Asos are a cool, vintage wash.