The Seven Shades of Hipster

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Hipsters have walked among us "conformists" since the dawn of day. Okay, maybe more like a fistful of years -- who the hell is counting? Since their subcultural conception in the early 2000s, they have been garnered with a notorious rep of looking -- and sometimes smelling -- all the same.

The phrase "that's so hipster" is the inferred diagnosis if you've been caught: A) Wearing a bowler hat on the reg; B) Buying a pair of leather ankle booties usually donning some sort of conspicuous hardware, or C) Neglecting your hygienic duties of slappin' on some deodorant. Hey, no judgment.

Regardless of the stereotypes, all hipsters are not created equally. In fact, you probably never even heard about the assortment of different subcategories within in the subculture -- sub-subcultures, if you will. (Creating new words is so hipster.)

See also: Wynwood Named One of the Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods In the Nation

On a hunched-backed, indie-lovin', black-lipstick wearin' level, us Miamians are no match for Hipster meccas like Silverlake, Williamsburg, or even Bushwick. But this weekend told a different story at the Wynwood Life festival in (gasp!) Wynwood. It seems the counter-cultured tides have been churning and spitting out our very own unique species of Hipsters.

In our observation of these sub species at the three-day shit show of art, music, and fashion, Cultist found the Hipster menu of style to be vast. You can order just about any type of Hipster - extra authentic, light on the greasy hair, or even a la Nasty Gal. Take your pick. There's a flavor for everyone.

Caution: Never accuse a hipster of being a "hipster." They'll deny the shit out of it, and you'll have no one else to blame but yourself for forcing them out of their natural habitat, you fucking hipster killer. For shame.

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Hipsters Con Lechon
These two tykes served as fine representatives from the Latin American Hipster community, hailing all the way from Cuba and Venezuela. How you'll distinguish them from your average hipster is by their slightly lower V-necks and bling-bling adornment, oscillating in front of their semi-bare chests. They didn't say so, but I know deep down they were just dying to let our one big "WEPA!" Ay.

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The Nasty Gal Hipster
The bangs; the wide-brimmed, floppy, felt hat; the platform tennis. Does this not scream Sofia Amoruso's twinsie?

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37 comments
andreza
andreza

BEFORE I FORGET LET ME JUST ADD ONE MORE THING, FOR WHAT I REMEMBER, YOU NYCOLE SARIOLE, LOOKED JUST AS MUCH LIKE A "HIPSTER" AS ALL THESE PEOPLE YOU TOOK PICTURES OF.

andreza
andreza

WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE PEOPLE FOR WANTING TO EXPRESS THE WAY THE ARE AND DRESS LIKE? HAVING NEGATIVE OPINIONS LIKE THIS SHOULD BE KEPT TO YOURSELF, AND NOT PUBLICLY. THIS LOSES THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF BLOGGING, WHICH IS SUPPOSE TO ADRESS FUN AND CULTURAL POSITIVE THINGS.

catherin.cardona
catherin.cardona

Coming from a new age era that is suppose promote individualism and culture I happen to think this article is really fucked up. Who gives a shit what anyone's opinions is on what a "hipster" is classified as. We're supposed to be a different generation, a generation who supports individualism as it comes. A generation who feeds off one another's positive energy and style. Why have an article knocking down EVERY SINGLE PERSON INVOLVED?! We're supposed to be supporting individuality and supporting simply BEING WHO EVER YOU WANT TO FUCKING BE. I'm sorry but I've always considered Miami my home (even raised in NY). One of the reasons I consider this is my home like NY is because it was never judgmental but I'm sorry to say I was wrong.

Carolyn Page
Carolyn Page

Lol Vanessa Liebig Herrera!!! although I must say, I wouldn't mind running into that warm and fuzzy hipster while I visit... Hahaha

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

Why do people keep on picking on hipsters? Dont forget you have other styles as well , ghetto, luxury, fashion, nerdy, gothic, preppy, office etc....

Frank Moreno
Frank Moreno

Danny Jimenez I believe I saw you in one of the pics "Cagalitroso Hipster" BTW kudos you beat me to the punch!

Thomas Chamberlain
Thomas Chamberlain

this article would have been better if it just wasn't written at all.

Taylor Vaughn Nimmer
Taylor Vaughn Nimmer

Well Lala Constantine we didn't get fingered as hipsters but they called Otto out like a mother fucker...

Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams

When hipster becomes ubiquitous, it becomes bro. Take a moment...

Leo Con
Leo Con

Blanca Cuervo Maggie Perez

ogalvis23
ogalvis23

@Shayla Walsh lol they ain't ready 


Tony Prieto
Tony Prieto

I saw a guy wearing a short sleeve down jacket and a beanie yesterday, in Miami. These people need to be stopped!

Shayla Walsh
Shayla Walsh

Just wait until Normcore hits the US : (

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Visit Nashville for Hipsters! They multiply like rabbits

Nasja Kos
Nasja Kos

Dan Sá Adam Welch Hipster con Lechon

James Fleming
James Fleming

There are many variations and this is not a good one. Visit Brooklyn, Manhattan, Chicago, Seattle, Denver and elsewhere to see architects, product designers and other professionals who better represent "hipsters"...

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