For those who follow the latest trends you might already know that vintage is in. Vintage trends has grown exponentially over the last few years. Starting around the mid 2010 and early 2011 the vintage movement began to grow. Many young people recognize the movement as the “hipster movement.” Hipsters started out as men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s. They pride themselves in independent thinking, counter culture, the appreciation of art, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. They are also known for their distinct fashion sensibilities. The hipsters try to ignore mainstream trends and are often seen in thrift store and vintage inspired clothing. From the tight-fitting jeans, to the thick rimmed glasses. Their taste in fashion has often been described as an urban bohemian look.

The hipsters need for counter culture have also led them to body art and jewelry. Some of their tattoos express individuality and self growth. Also, their body jewelry are usually made from organic materials, such as bone, wood, and rock, in order to keep that vintage feel.  Another symbol of hipsterism is appreciation for androgyny. By shunning mainstream preferences of physical attraction the hipster culture has began promoting feminism and androgyny, where the hipster male is as thin as the female they date. Hipster women see the athletic all-American male as a symbol of oppression and sexism. It is also the same for the females; the hipster male see the sorority type girls with the fake blond hair as a symbol of female insecurity, low self-esteem, and lack of independent thinking.

So now that you know what they are… Are you a hipster?