The word hippie used to strike fear into my heart. Just because I live on the West Coast doesn't mean I make my own granola okay? I have flirted with the idea of Birkenstocks before, even buying a pair one day after work while I was weak with hunger. Such are the dangers of low carbing. Collegiate hippie is more about balancing casual elements like tartan and rugged hiking boots with a draped flowy skirt and throwing some preppy pieces in the mix. Pair a simple black dress with a tartan cross-body bag and 70s style tweed jacket.