What is a Hipster? I discovered this term several months ago when a few guy friends of mine would post pictures and call themselves Hipsters on Tumblr…After a week of these “Hipster shenanigans” I had to urban dictionary it.
The weird thing about being a Hipster or dressing like a Hipster, is that it is a complete oxymoron. Being a Hipster is a way of life and a style now, but yet if you choose to dress like a Hipster you are following a trend, which is against what Hipsters do. If you categorize yourself as a Hipster, that is also an unHipster thing to do.
So pretty much real Hipsters no longer exist as a way-of-life but just as a way to dress. How do you be a culture of people that goes against the social “norms” and prides on being independent thinkers, when being a Hipster is the “cool” thing to do? Do you change your style in order to break away from the Hipster stereotype? Or is that too unHipster of you?
Pretty much the only real Hipster to act and dress like a Hipster would be this guy.
But the Hipster style has evolved into a few key elements:
- Glasses, usually not necessary to see with
- Oxfords or Keds
- Skinny jeans
- Emo-type hairstyle -blunt across the forehead bangs, shaggy hair cuts and messy long layers (hippyish if you will)
- cross body bags/satchels
I guess this is how the modern hipster fashionista would do Hipster fashion:
I will say though.. My friend and I were wearing glasses without the lenses before it was cool. tee heee.