Monday, June 24, 2013

Get The Hipster Look - in five easy steps!

Looking simply at the HIPTER’s fashion and style preference, it would be easy to say that getting the look is, easy as saying it, easy. But it takes more to invibe and enliven the real cause of a hipster. But for starters, maybe, here are a few things you can do to get the hipster look.

Personally, I am not a whole breed hipster. I swing to mainstream fashion every once in a while, far too often than swinging into the hip hipster trend. But my fashion preference reflects strongly of my love for the cause. So here are five easy steps, or more like, five things to mind if you want to get the hipster look.

Make it slim – and if you can buy local or thrift shop finds, then you are best described by the very word, HIPSTER. Although, seeking the help of the likes of Urban Outfitters, GAP and JAG would really do you great as these brands are very much HIPSTER when it comes to style. For more ideas about choosing a pant, read here.

 A hipster prefers a shirt or a tee that speaks of his cause. Picking an unconventional print or a well loved cartoon character from your childhood is a common style of a hipster. Another choice would be an iconic shirt about a book, a beach, an old car or a not-yet-cool indie band. Bottom line, a nice shirt that shouts your hipsterism is the key.

Kick it with old school styled shoes, the older (or classier) the better. 

This is actually one of my best loved traits of hipsters. I personally think lots of my hipster going folks are really good in picking stylish but affordable shoes. Men are best with classic vans, the old and tattered Chucks, experimenting with high cut boots from the likes of Urban Outfitters is also a common choice. Thing is, explore with your toes!

Find vintage inspired, or if you can really find an old pair of spectacles to match your facial features, then you are good to go. For ideas about what shape of shades to pick, read here.

Lastly, a HIPSTER accessorises just enough. 
As the movement shuns away the conventional notion of beauty hipsters rarely put on extensive (and expensive) accessories. A nice watch or a wrist bangle is enough. Pick a funky piece that could go well with your skin and wardrobe color palette. Hipster guys are also very good with wearing caps. A boy’s cap is the best choice. Find one that suits you!


And then, keep the attitude and that high minded philosophy


Monday, June 10, 2013

Style Guide | #Hipster

are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. 

 Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. 

The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. 

Hipsters shun mainstream societal conventions that apply to dating preferences and traditional "rules" of physical attraction. It is part of the hipster central dogma not to be influenced by mainstream advertising and media, which tends to only promote ethnocentric ideals of beauty. 

Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. 

For example, the surge of jeans made to look old and worn (i.e. "distressed"), that have become prevalent at stores such as The Gap, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Hollister, were originally paraded by hipsters who shopped in thrift stores years before such clothing items were mass produced and sold to the mainstream consumer. 

The true irony here is that many of the detractors of hipster culture are in fact unknowingly following a path that hipsters have carved out years before them. 


Are you cool enough to be beyond conventional?