The best pairs of hippie pants you can shop right now.
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Style is cyclical and past trends come back around to introduce themselves to a new generation of admirers that put their own twist of modernity on classics. The “Free Love” generation gave us a bunch of trends, all with equal staying power, but one has enough variety within itself to look good on anyone—the hippie pants.
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Whether its wide-fit denim, colorful corduroy or flowy harem patchwork, all of these could fall under the wide breadth of “hippie pants” and all would look right in place in both a dairy farm in Bethel, NY, as they do today wherever you’re reading this.
We’ve gathered our favorite styles of hippie pants below from some of our favorite retailers, including Amazon, Urban Outfitters and more. This range of different fits and fabrics is sure to appeal to different tastes when trying to recreate that Summer of ’69 feeling.
Best eligible bachelorette: Catie Cleary. Catie was my dance professional in last year’s Dancing with Our Stars. We won a trophy together for most money raised – over $20,000 to build an ADA lift at the Center for the Arts. Sure she’s very intelligent and super pretty. But best thing about Catie is, she’s a local girl. An NU grad who teaches Zumba, performs in local dance shows and can be found hanging out with her mom.
Best corner store: Long’s Bottle Shop. Whether it’s grabbing a couple of my favorite energy bars before a bike ride or a protein drink after the ride, local beer from ol’ Republic Brewery or exotic beer from around the world, Long’s Bottle Shop has it all. And they seem to always be open. At least during the hours a publisher would keep.
Best nonprofit executive director: Sue Vanson. Sue is contracted (paid) to work 20-25 hours per week to manage Interfaith Food Ministry, but she works so much more than that. With 450 volunteers feeding over 4,800 families a year, averaging 150-200 families a day, three days a week, it’s hard to argue with the numbers. But Sue is also super nice and extraordinarily giving. Her husband Carl isn’t so bad either.
Best homeless advocate: Greg Zaller. This guy never stops. Never gives up. Whether it’s his co-living rentals, the tiny houses he’s building, his RV “mobile outreach unit” concept or helping to bring Dr. Robert Marbut to Grass Valley to speak about ending homelessness, Greg is relentless in his efforts to help our homeless.
Best place to see a ghost: Stonehouse. I had a reader show me photos she took at Stonehouse. These were the most convincing ghost photos I’ve ever seen. When the new owner reopens this historic location, let’s go find these ghosts.
We take this Best of Nevada County contest very seriously. Yet, for some reason, my staff won’t let me add my categories. Go figure. I suppose a two-year publisher doesn’t have enough clout to refine a 17-year institution? I’ll make a run at it again next year!
To contact Publisher Jim Hemig, email jhemig@theunion.Com or call 530-477-4299.