Thursday, 23 April 2015

Encyclopaedia of Alternative Fashion † Hippie Goth

What's this? An actual post? An Encyclopaedia entry too?

Yes, in honour of Earth Day (which was yesterday...) I present Hippie Goth.

(Also, did anyone do the Google Earth Day quiz? I'm a pangolin, apparently)


The full Encyclopaedia of Alternative Fashion can be found here.

Also known as
Gothic hippie, hippy goth

Defining colours
Black + natural colours (e.g. green, brown, grey)


Hippie goth is a mix of the modern-day hippie (not the 60s hippie with flares) and gothic styles. Hippie goths are big environmentalists, often vegetarian or vegan, and many follow a low-consumption lifestyle. Often they are also Pagan or Wiccan, or follow another nature based religion, or are into green witchcraft. Many have an interest in astrology, tarot reading and other forms of fortune telling.
Style of dress tends towards long and flowing apparel with natural elements thrown in, such as jewellery made from cord, bone, feathers or wood. Tie-dye in jewel tones is also seen. Long hair is popular with all genders, especially in dreadlocks, as are piercings. Hair tends towards natural colours.

Celtic motifs and those associated with the new age movement - pentacles, crystals and Celtic knots - are often featured in their clothing. 

Further reading and resources

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