On dressing like a halfway hipster (Part I – Style)

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho 

I would call myself a halfway-hipster just because I like that expression. Do you know what a hipster is? Do you know how a hipster dresses and what the lifestyle entails?  First I want to share with you the overall description from wikipedia on what a hipster is. 

“The hipster subculture is one of affluent or middle class young Bohemians who reside in gentrifying neighborhoods, broadly associated with indie and alternative music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility (including vintage and thrift store-bought clothes), generally progressive political views, organic and artisanal foods, and alternative lifestyles.”

How does this apply to my style and life? Fashion was at some point very important to me but this was years ago. I needed the to wear the latest fashion all the time and was sucked into consumerism. Now, all I need are the essentials that never go out of style and more importantly to buy things that last for a long time. Being a halfway hipster I love to shop in vintage/thrift stores or flee markets. What I try to avoid is walking around like a billboard or have any expensive labels showing on my clothes. I love to buy my things from local fashion stores instead of going to a mall. As a matter of fact I hate malls. I love to wear skinny jeans (1) but also high-wasted pants. They hide things at the right places. 🙂  Unfortunately I do need glasses and I am rarely seen without. I am basically blind when it comes to driving at night, reading or watching TV without them. I purchases a pair of Ray Ban’s just because I like the style and I haven’t found another brand with my preferred shape. I don’t get however how some wear glasses if they don’t need them just to be hip. Honestly, I would rather live without them. 

When it comes to tops, I do love tank tops in any color as well as simple black or white t-shirts. I have a couple of shirts as well; my favorite being a plaid shirt. I have a couple of t-shirts with book covers printed of them which I love and wear. I also own several cardigans that go with all my tank tops or t-shirts. I love cardigans as well as fitted hoodies. 

The right footwear is key. My husband would say that, “I always wear the wrong shoes” but I think this is not true of course.  I love to wear TOMS and they go with almost everything and are super comfortable. Besides that, I wear flats in all colors and range as well as boots. I used to wear Converse for the longest time but haven’t done so lately. 

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Accessories I rarely use. I do love to use nail polish here and there and sometimes nice pins or belts. I used to have “tunnels” and several plugs but I removed them because I simply did not like them anymore. One gets older too hahahah. My hair is usually up in a bun or straight down with bangs. I like it simple and casual and the messy hairdos are fine. Read my hair routine here.  I do have a Longchamp Le Pliage purse (medium size) that I have had forever and use now for my son’s things (diapers, wipes, snacks etc.). For myself I have a vintage leather purse that holds all my writing implements and usually a book (or two). It is big enough to even hold my laptop. 

Thank you for reading. Part II – My Hipster Lifestyle coming soon. 

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