LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: An Urban Hipster

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Boulder is the town where hipsters roam. Neutral colors, eccentric pieces and a very hippie-esque vibe are all part of the hipster style that is ever-popular around CU. The thing about Boulder is that it’s not a big city, but it is not really a suburb either. It hovers somewhere in between the two, just like this Fashionisto hovers in between being a hipster and an urbanite.

They say Boulder isn’t very diverse, but they most certainly can’t be talking about the fashion. Nowhere else (besides maybe New York) can you find such an eclectic mix of styles. This Fashionisto is a perfect example of the unique styles that can be found here. His Wayfarer glasses, so lovingly dubbed “hipster glasses,” serve a dual purpose. Besides functionality, the glasses paired with the denim vest contribute to the subtle hipster vibe of the outfit.

The subtlety of the hipster element in this Fashionisto’s clothing is perfect, because it doesn’t stand out as a definite hipster style until it is complemented nicely by the urban feel of the rest of the ensemble. Layering the vest over a button-down that has an unusual pattern is a great way to achieve the quirkiness that is a key factor in urban fashion. The piece-de-resistance to this fascinating combination are the kicks that this Fashionisto is sporting. These 2014 Air Jordan 6 Retro sneakers are more than just another urban-esque fashion element in this stylin’ outfit. They’re also a prized possession of this Fashionisto. He admitted to me that he and his friends waited outside of the store on the day of their release in order to purchase them. These shoes have a story, just like all good urban areas, making them that much more appealing.

Hint: It’s not always good to be labeled with any one fashion. Instead of getting stuck in a rut, freshen up your style once in a while. Combine your two favorite styles, and the result will be a unique combination that no one else will be wearing.

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