So you wanna be a hipster, huh? First things first -- don't actually try too hard. This is a casual look, a devil-may-care-but-I-don't style that gets its edge from a youthful toughness combined with surprising, soft accents. Creating a hipster look is about combinations. Key styles blend together to form a meta-style that reflects a life philosophy about coolness and creativity.
Jeggings are a pretty simple foundation for creating a hipster look. Part jeans and part leggings, jeggings let you rock the classic cool of denim with a contemporary edge. Just be warned -- jeggings are tight! They fit like leggings, but they have the stretch of leggings, too. While skinny jeans are part of the original hipster-style credo, jeggings let anyone get in on the action, because their stretch makes them a little more forgiving.
Peasant tops bring in the bohemian style that any good hipster look requires. They balance out super-tight pants, too, for a figure-flattering style that lets all bodies play hipster. Peasant tops are one of the foundations mentioned in "ELLE's" coverage of the recent collection of French hipster-darling designer Alice Ritter. These tops are flowy with blousy sleeves and tight or elastic wrists. Waists are sometimes cinched with a flowing sweep or waist opening. Look for kooky or folksy embroidery for as much cred as you can handle.
Rompers aren't just for little ones. These one-piece ensembles can include full sleeves and legs or tank straps and shorts. Alice Ritter advises in "ELLE" that the romper is practically "transcendent." There isn't much these one-pieces can't do. They're simple garments, but because the silhouette is so unexpected, they're a huge part of creating a hipster look. Rompers are ready for everything from farmer's markets to rooftop parties. Look for prints that show everyone you can pull off some real style risks.
Sunglasses -- or sunnies, as the style mavens at new hipster source "WeTheUrban" call them -- are the final touch to your hipster look. Take it back to the 80s with chunky, polygonal-frame shapes in slick black or a million bright colors. The point is you're so cool, eye contact might freeze onlookers. Keep those sunnies on!