Hate it or love it, hipster culture is here to stay. Whether you enjoy riding your florally adorned cruiser bike into the sunset or not, the hipster influence on the ‘mainstream’ world is undeniable. While you may not love every single fashion direction they take, you must admit that deep down there are some hipster beauty trends you can’t help but love… without irony of course.
Once reserved for free-loving festival-goer’s of the ’60s, the floral headband has been revived to become the female hipster symbol of summer. This casual accessory can instantly bring a laidback vibe to any outfit and help you channel Lana Del Ray, which may get you some hipster street cred. It’s super easy to DIY, so you can add this accessory to your collection without breaking the bank. You also get the satisfaction of being able to say that your headband is your own creation.
It seems that stylish sunnies are the piece de resistance for any hipster outfit, no matter the occasion. The hipsters needs to protect their eyes. After all, they are the main tools needed for spotting trends before they reach the masses. So next time you’re out, look into the streets and try sporting some hipster-favoured sunglass silhouettes such as cat eye, Wayfarer or the round sunglasses popularized by John Lennon.
The Messy Top Knot
The essence of hipsterhood is to be, without trying to be. Which is everything the topknot embodies—its messy, casual and free. No two topknots are ever alike, so sporting this style ensures your individuality. All you need to do is toss your hair up into a messy bun as high as it will go, and let gravity and your fixed gear bike do the rest. This style is easily adaptable to a variety of situations, so you can take it from day to night with minimal stress and maximum stylish messiness.
Dark lipsticks are the perfect way to stick it to ‘The Man’, when everyone is going for pinks and pastels. No longer reserved for fall weather or the ’90s, dark lipsticks have found their way back into the hipster beauty box. Dark lipsticks, usually in plum or burgundy tones, are the perfect way to provide contrast to particularly summery outfits and provide an air of intensity that is sure to command attention wherever you go.
No McDonald’s arches here. The patron hipster of the model community, Cara Delevigne, has ushered in the age of the dark, full and relatively un-plucked brows. Bonus points if your dark brows are in contrast to a particularly light hair colour, such as aquamarine. Let your brows have free reign, only tampering with them to remove strays. A lot of hipsters embrace the au naturel look, so follow suit and allow your full brows to frame your face and highlight your natural facial features.