These style guides cover all the fashion needs of every kind of indie princess.
From the American Apparel acolyte to the thrift store guru, Hipsterism covers a number of bases. This is why you need to embrace your own unique brand by carefully pairing hipster accouterments. Pick from any two of the following for your own take on the hipster style genre: neon jeans, Warby Parker glasses, plaid button-down shirts, suspenders, Converse Chuck Taylors, and oversized belt buckles.
Does the word “repurpose” make you tingle? Then hop on online to Pinterest for ideas as to how to make that old dress from Express’ Spring 2004 line work for you as a fun skirt. See that rusty nail over there? Turn that sucker into a conversation piece necklace. See that box of rusty nails over there? Open an Etsy shop.
Are you cultivating a compost pile in your backyard right now? Are pictures of cute animals destined for the slaughterhouse your kryptonite? Worry not, Vegan Princess; there’s a style for that! Start your wardrobe off with key items that can be found in the somewhat incongruous clothes section at your local Whole Foods. (It’s in between the coconut butter and dehydrated lychee aisles.) Next, join some “raw” forums online. Finally, shop at progressive websites like www.herbivoreclothing.com! New friends + a new wardrobe + the cute animals get to live = win.
Hardcore Goth Princess
Vintage Doc Marten combat boots are the solution to all of the Hardcore Goth Princess’s fashion queries. Need to make that L.L. Bean dress your mom got you look badass? Pair it with combat boots. Want to look sexy, with a bit of edge? Tank top, skirt, and combat boots. Gotta go to a funeral but don’t want to sacrifice your style? Conservative black dress and, you guessed it: combat boots.
Chances are that if you don’t own a TV because you only watch indie webseries funded by Kickstarter on your ‘vintage’ white MacBook, you’re an Artsy Princess at heart. Just channel Zooey Deschanel’s fashion sense and you’ll be right on target, style-wise. Don’t hold back on the eye makeup, and wear lots of full skirts. Bangs and a faux-unassuming attitude are a plus. Shortcut: Shop at Anthropologie — but claim you found those rad distressed jeans and that quirky, clunky bracelet at Goodwill.