The subculture that has been sweeping through urban jungles all over America – hipsterism isn’t just a fashion choice, it’s a lifestyle. From the emergence of boutique coffee shops serving lavender lattes by the cutest baristas to the thrift store on the street corner loaded with flannels and graphic tees, being a hipster is in fact all it is cracked up to be.
What is a Hipster?
Independent thinkers, go-getters, progressive and unconventional stereotypes – these are the hipsters, a subculture that has emerged in the past ten years that categorizes those who go against the grain of mainstream ideals. You can spot a hipster in any trendy, upcoming neighborhood. They might be dressed in a fedora with a flannel, a pair of high-waisted denim jeans, and cradling a backpack.
Hipsters have their nose to the ground and are always in the know of what the next upcoming neighborhood is to live in, what plant-based milk is best for the environment, and where to get the best fresh produce in town.
Where to spot them? You can find them at the dive bar where a new indie band is playing a gig or at a hole-in-the-wall café sipping an iced coffee while skimming the ads on the communal corkboard.
Hipsters are actively counter-culture, so when something becomes mainstream, they often discard it. They don’t want to fit in. Having said that, there are a few wardrobe staples that make up the hipster fashion trend.
The hipster uniform is typically a flannel shirt worn unbuttoned with a graphic tee or crop underneath and a pair of denim jeans. For peak hipster vibes, snag our Plaid Cropped Shirt for your trips to the farmer’s market and coffee dates with bearded babes rocking man-buns.
If you’re looking to add a few more hues to your wardrobe, scoop up our Plaid Roll-Tab Shirt in popcorn. This one is super cute styled over a white cotton crop with some denim shorts for the in-between temps and perfect for warm days cycling around the city that might end in a sunset drink at a cute pop-up bar in town.
Acid Wash Anything
Acid wash anything is an immediate yes for hipster style. We are vibing our Acid Wash Cropped Denim Vest worn buttoned up with a pair of denim jeans (yes, double down on the denim) and a black fedora to cap things off. This ‘fit slaps for indie rock concerts with your besties or heading out to dinner at that new dinner spot you saw on TikTok.
Leather and Floral Prints
You can’t go wrong with a long floral dress for the hipster aesthetic. It is a solid base to build your ensemble – grab our Floral Print Halter Maxi Dress and pair it with a black cropped jacket and chunky black boots. This is a cute indie-femme style that crushes it in cocktail bars and outdoor patios in the summertime. You can also make this dress look more punk-rock bae by throwing a graphic tee over top.
Looking borderline like your wardrobe threw up on you is very hipster chic. Build your ‘fit by starting with a white fitted tee and then our Tropical Floral Print Skater Dress styled over the top. Complete the ensemble with a brown leather jacket and some chunky brown sandals. Feel free to throw on some cute frilly socks, chunky cat-eye sunglasses, and some space buns in your hair. A few hair clips wouldn’t go astray either. Ultimately, more is more.
Sneakers and Dresses
Slay the day in an uber-femme floral frock with frills paired with some white sneakers and socks. This is a great summertime hipster look that blends both fashion and function. Grab our Floral Print Mini Dress for a new fun addition to your wardrobe and the perfect partner-in-crime for coffee dates. For endless hipster chic looks suitable for all occasions, browse our new arrivals to snap up the latest trends before they all sell out.