How to Master Hipster Style in 5 Easy Steps
Say what you will about hipster style, but the too-cool-for-school approach to dressing mastered and perpetuated by those who call themselves hipsters has had a pretty massive impact on street style, pop culture, and the world of fashion at large. Everything from purposely distressed clothing to statement sweatshirts and Birkenstocks—pieces once exclusively worn by hipsters—have made their way into the chicest of circles.
Considering this, we think there are certain elements of hipster style that, when pulled off correctly, add up to a high level of taste and style.
Click through the gallery below for five easy ways to master the best parts of hipster style for yourself!
If you asked 50 random strangers on the street what they think of when they hear the word “hipster,” we’d be willing to bet a good number of them would say “plaid.” Whether it’s plaid button-up shirts, plaid shift dresses, or any number of items painted in a classic tartan print, hipsters adore plaid. And for good reason!
The scarf, originally and perpetually an element of Parisian sartorial culture, has been re-appropriated by hipster culture as the ultimate in cool accessories. Even when the weather doesn’t necessarily call for one, wrapping yourself up in a good scarf adds an instant air of effortlessness to pretty much any look.
Yes, hipsters love their shades—and there’s one brand of sunglasses that reigns supreme above all the others. Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer—that most iconic of American facial accessories—is a style long beloved by those who refer to themselves as hipsters. They also happen to be very wearable and adoptable to many different styles.