They can be seen sitting at a local coffee shop, reading an artist biography and sipping an Americano. We have all spotted them. They are super cool and we kind of want to go to befriend them and admire their collection of coffee mugs and incents. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about hipsters. From where to hang out, to taking the perfect cappuccino Instagram, they are ahead of the game. This certainly is true about their fashion too. The hipster look is always changing — because who wants to wear what everyone else is wearing, right?
The spectrum of hipster style stretches wide, but there are some key essentials in most looks. One of those essentials is the beanie. The slouchy headwear is perfect for achieving a laid-back and cool look. Our Fashionisto wore a black one over his Ray-Ban style sunglasses. If you like the look, but wouldn’t consider yourself a true hipster yet, then a black beanie is a great place to start. A neutral colored one can be worn with a multitude outfits and can work at any point on the hipster scale.
Our featured Fashionisto paired his beanie with a blue plaid button-up. Plaid is most certainly a staple in any hipster’s closet. An easy way to wear plaid is to pair it with jeans and a jacket. If you want an edgier look, choose a leather jacket. This will add a punk element to your look and also create a cohesive outfit. If you are going for more of a casual style, try leaving your plaid shirt unbuttoned with a solid colored V-neck or T-shirt underneath. Pair with jeans and a neutral colored shoe and you have a great hipster-inspired casual outfit.
If you don’t have time to search your local thrift store for some original clothing finds, then Topshop is a great alternative. The whole Topshop site is always on top of trends, so you will surely find something that none of your friends have yet. If you want a look similar to the one in the featured photo, they’ve got you covered with tons of basic beanies and plaid options. If you want something a little more unique, they also offer an multi-colored plaid button-up. This is a great choice for the true trendsetter.
Hint: One way to add an extra unique element to an outfit is to rock a pair of boots. With styles ranging from biker to combat, there are tons of options to choose from. Pick one that fits your personality and match your outfit accordingly. A great pair of boots is definitely distinctive and will give your outfit the perfect hipster edge.