History Of Indie Fashion

Indie draws upon retro fashions from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, (especially mod, hippie, punk and grunge). It was popularised in the mid-2000s by the bands on the emerging indie rock scene.

Originally Indie was used to describe kids that didn’t associate themselves with any subculture but since the early 2000s it has evolved into a subculture in its own right, becoming almost as common as the chav. Clothings include fedoras, scarves, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star shoes, Doc Martens, waistcoats, Vans Sneakers, cardigans, plaid shirts, beanies,vintage printed thin tees, white or black full-zip hoodies with brightly colored cartoon print designs(in yellow, blue, green and red), plastic belts with similar designs to the hoodies, winklepickers, canvas shoes, bootcut or drainpipe jeans, cartoon t-shirts, fishtail parkas and anoraks with fur hoods, leg warmers, and headbands combined with hair tied up in the back for girls.

Since early 2008 tweed jackets have become popular with indie kids, replacing the military jackets worn in the mid 2000s. A lot of "Indie" styles were adopted by preppy kids such as moccasins, "Ugly Sweaters" and wayferers, by the end of the decade it became sometimes hard to tell the difference between indie girls and preppy girls. Although many Indie kids reject consumerism and shop second hand, others find justification in shopping at American Apparel because it's fair trade and Urban Outfitters has become somewhat associated with the scene. Indie kids are often referred to as hipsters, although most reject that term and use it to describe scene kids.