Hipster culture is everywhere these days.
What’s a hipster? Think urban skinny kids who listen to indie, wear ironic clothing and try to find other forms of expression outside the mainstream. They shop at thrift stores, vintage websites, and sometimes, though they would never admit it, Urban Outfitters.
Here’s what you need for your hipster look:
Skinny jeans. Bootcut is soooo 90′s. The only pants permissible for a true hipster are so tight they threaten to cut off circulation to your brain.
Jeans, black pants, bright hues – it’s all acceptable, as long as it tapers down to your ankles.
American Apparel T-shirt
Hipsters love American Apparel because it’s sweatshop free and makes shirts that are really tight. You’re going to need a spandex-y white or black tee, or else something with an ironic logo from an 80s TV show.
No matter the season, a hipster will be clad in a patterned scarf. Keffiyah scarves have been hugely popular, though controversial because of their religious implications. Anything checked or plaid will also do. But don’t dare tie it like a prissy Sunday School teacher – let it slouch carefree around your neck.
The quintessential hipster footwear. These MUST be dirty and well-worn. If you bought them new, bang them up a bit to insinuate wear. Black is best, hi-tops are better.
Tom Cruise’s favorite shades are back in. Embody your hipster irony with a neon pair, or stick to basic black.
And there you have it! You’re ready to hit the streets of Brooklyn for some fair trade coffee and a Grizzly Bear concert.
Do you like hipster style? Are you a hipster?