Homeless, Hipster, or Redneck: A Guide to Distinguishing The Younger Generation
By Kristen Howerton on March 01, 2012
BlogHer Original Post
Content Creator Name:
Blog Name (if applicable, N/A if not):
Rage Against the Minivan
I remember as a teenager that my mother was often aghast and confused at the things I found fashionable. This seemed especially true whenever one of those trends was a throw-back to something she had an association with from her own childhood. When I went through a bohemian phase, I remember her asking me why I would want to dress like a hippie, the word hippie dripping off her tongue with the same contempt that one might use for the word pervert or cancer. I remember rolling my eyes and wondering why my mom was so lame.
And yet, here I am in my mid-thirties, struggling with the growing feeling that young people and their fashion choices are confusing me. I don’t want to be completely out of touch, so I still subscribe to the Urban Outfitters catalog. Although, as I flip through it, I often find myself wondering if these clothes are for real, or meant to be some ironic joke. Rompers? Suspenders? Paisley MC Hammer pants? SO CONFUSED.
And yet, I saw something yesterday that went beyond confusing. In fact, it disturbed me quite deeply.
I’m talking about the hipster mullet.
Most Popular on BlogHer
Don Lemon Joins Whoopi Goldberg in Using Victim-Blaming Tactics to Defend Bill Cosby Against Rape Accusations
By Deb Rox
November 12, 2014 - 6:00am by Julie Ross Godar
November 3, 2014 - 6:27am by JennaHatfield
Recent Comments on Conferences