What’s old often becomes new again, and no one knows this better than hipsters. With ’80s and ’90s style coming back in full force, hipsters have made vintage fashion a force to be reckoned with. Hipsters like to be leaders, so here are some key summer trends to follow.
Since summer isn’t here for very long, hipsters make the most out of it by showing off all the bare midriff they can. Whether this happens with a DIY vintage t-shirt turned crop top or something fresh off the rack, getting a bronzed belly couldn’t be easier. Crop tops are the perfect item to wear when catching your favourite indie band playing a show on Queen West.
The summer may have taken a while to arrive in full force, but now that it’s here hipsters everywhere have embraced it with bold prints. Tribal print has emerged as the pattern to have on this summer, showing up in everything from phone cases to dresses and bags. Take your tribal to the streets while cruising around the Toronto Islands or taking in a local festival.
Being bundled up in winter can take its toll on anyone, that’s why you’ve got to give it all you’ve got once summer comes. In the days when low-rise is still the de facto option for summer shorts, hipsters have brought the vintage vibe of all things high-waist. High-waist shorts are the perfect item to rock with a crop top to wear while cruising through a farmer’s market or Pedestrian Sunday. If you really want to unleash your inner hipster, throw some shredded black tights underneath with combat boots and you’ll be on your way.
A hipster is nothing without the shoes on their feet. Hipsters love to juxtapose things — the vintage with the brand new, the costly and the cheap, and most importantly the formal with the casual. Forget running shoes, Oxford loafers are the go-to shoe for the everyday journeying hipster. Their classic silhouette and workday functionality have made them popular with people of all kinds, and their vintage form have put them in high esteem with the hipster set.
Summer is the perfect time to explore your adventurous side. While everyone’s inclination is to go with things that are short, items that are light, long and breezy are perfect compliments to the hot and humid weather in the city. Hipsters love flowy and oversized things, and nothing encapsulates this feeling more than the maxi skirt.