I live in the land of the hipsters. However, not everyone in the Minneapolis metro area is a hipster. The other day when I was out shopping and walking through H&M I overheard the funniest conversation between two girls in their jeans and school sweatshirts…
Girl One: So, I really tried to get into the whole hipster thing…but it really was too much work…
Girl Two: I know, right?! So hard…I just do not know how they do it?!
And then the convo went on, but I had to walk away because I had to walk away to avoid laughing in their faces. News flash…if you are trying to be a hipster you are already failing miserably. Especially since the average hipster will deny his or her hipsterhood. It isn’t a title or identity one should be aiming for – it defeats the purpose of trying to avoid labels. So, I am not sure where I fit in this whole issue – all I know is I am not trying to be a type of any sort. I wear my business clothes during the day and then have a more relaxed look for the night. Give me some leggings, a mini, over sized sweater or flannel, boots, and if I am cold a big warm scarf for my post-yoga look as I head out for the night. If that makes me a hipster, great…if not, even better. And if I never know, I am alright with that, too – because unlike the lovely ladies I overheard at H&M, I do not want to try – I just want to be and wear what is me.
So – would you call yourself a hipster or not? Would you say your style is an expression of you or something you are trying to make yourself to be?