The first rule of hipster is simple. Always deny being a hipster. This is easy enough when no one ever accuses you of such things. But if you harbor a secret desire for people to think you are hip, then deny, deny, deny.
Second, buy a vintage bicycle and make sure you are seen with it in cute, photographic spots.
Then you get your outfit right, as follows:
1.Channel Alexa Chung at all times. In order to do this you need a button up collar on everything you wear. Preferably rounded. The easiest way to do this is buy a detachable collar and add it to each daily outfit.
2. Skirts are the single most essential must-have hipster item after a Peter Pan collar. The skirt should be full and pretty and a little like Alice in Wonderland. When you stand slightly pigeon-toed with your cute collar and cute skirt, you will look like a hipster.
3. Pop on a cardigan. Preferably with a little lace detailing or some print.
4. Shoes are flat. Brogues or loafers are equally ideal. Wear with socks.
5. Finally add a silk scarf. Tie it in a 50s pin-up girl style, and add lashings of red lipstick. With your look complete, you will fit right in with the hipsters.
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Robyn Cooke is South Africa’s first fashion blogger @StyleGuideCT