Today’s Daily Prompt reminded me of a blog post I wrote a little over a year ago.
Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.
In the post that I’m referring to and that I link to below, I go into short but agonizing detail about my fashion history. Oddly enough, a couple of my friends insisted that I am now a “hipster” because I really enjoy wearing stripes, I wear glasses and my snow boots are worn on top of my jeans. When I tried to justify that as being practical, and frankly, they just won’t fit UNDER my jeans as they’re quite tall and bulky, they argued with me that it didn’t matter if it was practical. That’s what hipsters do. When I tried to explain that I’ve always worn stripes, they told me it didn’t matter, because all hipsters wear stripes. The glasses? They’re prescription and I only put them on when I really need to see. Apparently that doesn’t matter either because only hipsters wear glasses.
Then I realized it.
Clearly, I’m the O.H.
Not the O.G. (Original Gangsta, although I’m also likely that, as well)
I must be the Original Hipster as I have been doing these things before the word hipster was made up.
And also, does anyone have a clear idea as to what a hipster is? If so, PLEASE tell me, because I am very confused.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this re-blog of one of my old favorites that will take you down Fashion Faux Pas Lane. Click on the link below:
This one right here –> Stirrup Pants. That’s Right. I Wore Them.
Yes, that one. This is not the post. This is an addition to a post I already wrote. Please click on the red link above.
Oh, and apparently ONLY hipsters like good, micro brewed beer, another reason why I am apparently a hipster. I thought it was the opposite? I’m very confused.