Hipsters Set Trend Despite Aiming to be Original

Hipsters Set Trend Despite Aiming to be Original

Alyssa Guzman, Reporter

Let me start by saying, I’m not very thrilled to be using the term “hipster,” but this trend/stereotype has become completely overrated.

The urban dictionary definition of a hipster is: A subculture of men and women typically in their 20s and 30s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.

I cringe whenever someone calls him/herself a hipster.  If you wear high waisted shorts with a cropped top, fake Ray-Bans and toms, you are not a “hipster.”  You a simply just a person wearing high waist shorts with a cropped top, toms and fake Ray-Bans.  If anything, you are just following trends.  How did being a hipster even become a trend?  I mean imagine how the real hipsters from 2000 feel.  They’re probably perceived as “fakes” now.

By purposely trying to be a hipster, you are demeaning what a hipster is.  You are just a person following fashion trends.  I personally don’t understand why people would want to make themselves seem like something they’re not.  Why would anyone want to change his/her style to try and fit in?  Just make things so much simpler and be yourself.  Stop trying to be original by dressing in what you feel someone who is original dresses in.

Being a hipster isn’t based on appearances.  It’s based on what you do.  It’s based on not following what everyone else follows.  So stop.  Just stop.  Be who you are and not what someone else is.