Hipsters have been around for a while, but they never really had a strong resonance in the fashion circle until around the 2000s. Hipsters don’t like themselves to be called hipsters. This subculture is known for its members’ aversion to everything that’s mainstream, but because of its exponential growth in the past years, they have ironically become mainstream of sorts.
People have a distinct idea of what a hipster looks like — flannels and hats and beards. However, because they don’t like to be distinguished as such, there really isn’t any particular style that is set in stone. But we’ll try to document it anyway and help you whip up a style that resembles that of hipsters. Take note that their culture does not end with their fashion choices but instead extends to the things that they like and the things that they do.
Here’s our list of 7 essential pieces that will help you achieve that chic hipster look, a.k.a. that poster guy for Tumblr aesthetics.
Flannels are associated with many fashion statements like the lumberjack look and grunge, but recently it has been connected with hipsters. They look casual and stylish, especially when paired with the right jacket and jeans. Plus points for accessories and thick-rimmed glasses. Ah, such a signature hipster look.
Vintage and dated-looking pieces
A polo with cute boat prints? A vintage shirt with some rad graphics? Take it. Many hipster aesthetic photos on Instagram feature dated-looking tops with fun prints and an overall vintage feel. To be fair, they do look nice and add some flair to one’s look.
Cardigans are perfect to accessorize your whole outfit with. This versatile piece is a great way to compromise between a sweater vest, a jacket, and a hoodie. It’s casual, dressy, alternative, and just comfortable when worn.
The easiest way to finish off a hipster look is to wear those classic Doc Martens. You can play with different colors but the iconic ones are usually the blacks and the reds. Hipsters are known for their mostly laid-back look, so this just fits the bill.
Chuck Taylor All-Stars
Not in the mood for boots? Take your Chuck Taylor All-Stars — it doesn’t matter if they’re low-cut or high-cut — and pair them with your ensemble. Chill, comfy, and yet still quite stylish. Hipster-approved.
Hipster men love their well-fitting jeans. They don’t always have to be skinny, but they definitely know how to choose flattering pants to complete their look. Whether or not you want to look like them, you can definitely get some pointers from how they dress.
Perfect for colder seasons, the pea coat is one of the hipster trends that blew up in mainstream fashion. It’s masculine, stylish, and just looks dope on almost anyone. A not-so-casual flare for the usual laid-back hipster outfit. Still, this vintage piece made a huge comeback and it looks amazing.