Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Hipster Chic

Most people will widely agree that they hate Hipsters. They're the kind of people you see with vintage clothes, clutching a Starbucks cup and poo-pooing the "mainstream". I however, dig their style, appreciate their love of obscurity and would be inclined to ask what their standard order in Starbucks actually is! 

The iconic feature of Hipster culture is the glasses. The thick, black RayBan Wayfarers. All you need to do to anything, to make it "hipster" is add a pair of those bad boys! We've all seen the memes on Tumblr and Pinterest; Take an owl, add a pair of "hipster glasses" and BOOM - Hipster Owl said "hoot" before it was cool!!

This post isn't about bashing the very stylish sub-culture that is Hipster, though, not in the slightest. I am here to venerate it. Recently, I got a second pair of specs, and when I saw them, I knew I had to have them. 

Now I will admit that they are not Ray Ban Wayfarers because lets face it, I am much too much of a poor student to be able to afford them at the moment. I did however score the most awesome pair of Icy Eye Wear knock offs. It kills me to say knock off, but really all that is missing from these is the little Ray Ban decal on the arms. 

I really am digging these frames in a big way, though they are much more imposing and obnoxious than my full-time tortoise-shell and teal William Morris frames. The bigness seems to be making me feel more defined or something. I'm loving them! They look great with my hair up, down, whether I'm wearing make-up or going barefaced. I wouldn't hesitate to wear these with a girly dress and my Docs for a tough-yet-chic look, or a pair of leggings and an over-sized men's jumper for a comfy outfit ready to pop out to the shops or stay in reading. 

These are supposed to be my back-up frames but I can easily see myself wearing these day in, day out. They are absolutely me, shiny and black, with a slight silver detailing on the horn-rims. Luckily, because of the size of the lens within the frame, there is a lot of space to allow you to wear eye-makeup safe in the knowledge that you wont be wasting your efforts at winged liner. I rocked a gold smokey eye and a thick black cat-eye and they were both very easy to see. 

Remember though, a strong frame needs a strong eyebrow. 

To close, I'm going to leave you with an ironically low quality picture and a question: 

Am I a Hipster yet? :P 

Do let me know in the comments if you would like to see some styling posts for these amazing specs!