By: Michelle Carter
The word “hipster” has been thrown around in the past few years but what does this actually mean?
Hipster is described as someone who is in their early 20′s. They value independent thinking, progressive politics, they have an appreciation for art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence and witty banter.
Would I describe myself as a hipster? Probably. I have a sense that a lot of people in college can identify with the stereotype of a “hipster.” Not only is a hipster known for their values but they are also identified by their sense of style and fashion. What do hipsters like to wear? Good question. Basically, they like to wear whatever they want. They do not concur with mainstream consumerism and tend to shop at a thrift store wearing vintage outfits.
They enjoy the daily skinny jeans, scarf bandanas and sneakers including Toms, converse, keds or even the occasional Sperry’s. Sperry’s are also classified under “Prepster” but that will be a term discussed in the next blog. They have their thick-rimmed glasses (even if there is no prescription in them). Their hairstyle for both men and women tend to be rather androgynous, your ever so friendly shag cut, side swept bangs and the love of long hair.
They are effortlessly cool and even though their looks show they do not care, they are often well educated and good in science and math, as well as focusing on overall creativity in all subjects. The urban hipster has taken over and college students can often be classified as an independent culture embracing prided hipster.