Everyone, especially the young people nowadays seem comfort with the hipster style and always try to up-to-date with hipster latest fashion and trend. Hipster trend is not somehing new but actually this subculture already began since 1940s and evolved over time to leave us with the hipster of today. However, hipster on that time was not merely about appearances or interest but it was more than that. The hipster group in the 1940s was known as the group that against any sign of normalcy. They did not believe in the traditional cycle of job, family life, social life or anything else done by majority.
Although the concept of hipster today and 1940s still same but the modern hipster is heavily focused on fashion and appearances rather than community building. Hipster is defined as the people who enjoy clothing, music, food and activities that considered being outside of the social and culture mainstream. Usually hipsters seamlessly mix and match different clothing pieces from vintage shops, thrift stores, or up-and-coming designers as well as make their own pieces to express their own individual fashion sense and style.
I found a few tips from wikiHow website about how to be in hipster fashion.
1. Dress like hipster (the way you dressing up are different from others and avoid buying labeled gear. Instead look for independent retailers as far as you can.)
2. Wear skinny jeans, especially of bright colors or patterns
3. Wear glasses
4. Dress vintage
5. Find suitable footwear
7. Mismatch and laye
I believe that fashion is part of art and identity too. Everybody has different idea and interest. The concept of beauty also not same for everyone. Some people would think hipster style looks nice while some other might think otherwise. It doesn’t matter what style do you prefer as long as you feel comfort and that style looks nice on you. Don’t be afraid to express yourself through fashion because your appearances are patterned by your creativity. It is no wrong to be a fashionista but don’t let yourself carried away by fashion and become a fashion victim.
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”
- Gianni Versace
Hipster fashion cycle, designed by Emily Miethner