An incredibly cool girl. Who listens to a wide range of unknown music. She also must be incredibly witty.
She usually likes to dress sharp maybe with a tie. Unlike Avril Lavigne ties. Indie Girls wear them tight and normal not ghey-like. Usually with a nice polo or sweatervest. Indie girls also usually have glasses. You better be pretty damn Indie to make up for not having glasses. If you're a hard-core Indie chick you'll wear blazers with your ties. But not just any blazers. Tweed blazers and pinstripe only. Also, don't match too much. If you do it'll lookliek you tried to hard to look indie, and you don't want that. Even if no one can see your socks that day, wear two different socks. it's totally unique and it looks like you are poor/don't care.
Shoes are a major part of my indie girl life. And they should be a part of your indie girl life too. I like to wear and and every shoe I can find. Wing-tips, dress shoes, plaid clogs, bowling shoes, chuck taylors, bare foot, doc martens, be creative.
To indie girls hair = everything. You can go a bit daring and cut it all off for that short indie mod look. Of keep it long and make it totally layered and haute.
If you don't love to read. Don't you dare call yourself indie. I'll come kill you. :-) Now indie kids are all about being themselves. You better have an awesome unique personality if you want indie friends. If you don't have a sarcastic sense of humor and don't love comedies just curl up in a ball and die. Now indie girls have to have this whole I'm just a dorky indie chick presence. Everyone loves that. Other females will befriend you because they know that you will never be cooler than them. When actually, you're probably the coolest chica ever. Of course, you don't show it.
Being and indie chick is really hard. You set the tone for everyone. If you're listening to something new, don't tell everyone about it. Unless you wnat it to be on MTV next week. Loser.<3
Indie Girl: Music you can't appreciate because you'll just blow its "down to earthness" out of proportion and make it mainstream crap.
Normal Girl: Cool.
There's no way to be an indie girl.
You just are.
If you happen to be a girl and you listen to independently produced music, watch independent movies, and if you stray away from anything mainstream then, yeah, you're an indie girl.
Indie girls don't indentify themselves as indie and they most definitely do not shun other people because of their tastes in music/movies/clothes/etc.
Indie girls don't just listen to music because it's indie.
Indie girls don't shun music because it's not rock. That's stupid. Indie music could be anything. Rock, rap, folk, anything.
That's it, I guess.
And don't pretend to be into music you don't like and movies you don't understand because you think they are "Indie" and you want to be "Indie" If you like the poppy mainstream crap, that’s fine but don't act like you like independent music and films because you want to seem ethereal and deep.
As far as I’m concerned, having a checklist of HOW TO'S (I.E. How to dress, act, speak, and what music and movies to be into, hell even having to damn label of "Indie") goes against everything that is this so called "Indie" label. I thought it was about being "Independent" of the mainstream routine that people fall into and being "Independent" of labels. It seems as though all the self-proclaimed "Indie Kids" are so into being "Indie" they have lost sight of what it's really being about.
All in all, just be yourself. As corny as that sounds :-)
Girl 2: "Oh, me too. I am so into all that Indie music and stuff"
Girl 3: "Wrong, You are posers, which is 10 times worse"
There is a typical stereotype of an Indie Girl which consists of messy, bleached, short hair. They wear vintage dresses and wear red lipstick. However there is no real 'trend' they are each different and unique.
Indie Girls can be seen as stuck up, but this is an ignorant misconception. Individuals are stuck up, not sub or forefront (storefront?) cultures. All self loving (or loathing if you're that way inclined) groups eminate antagonism at one time or another, mainly because we have developed an obsession for labels. What's with the Indie Kid/Emo/Hardcore Kid turf war? We all try way too hard, and if that results in resentment based on what you wear or the music you listen to, so be it. I pesonally find Indie music more gritty and subversive, but thats just me.
Back to Indie girls. Wears stovepipe jeans or twee dresses/skirts, vintage tees and oversized beaded sweaters. Pays attention to her overall appearance, although would love you to think it's all effortless.
As opposed to an emo or scene kid she's unlikely to go overboard on the eye-makeup or hair gel. Cropped or shaggy hair with long prominant fringes are common. Accesorises with beads, bright nail paint and plastic jewlery.
If you think that the music on the OC is indie, then you're not an indie kid.
Girl B; "Yeahh"
Girl A; "Do you know her?"
Girl B; "Nope, but Im kinda in love with her clothes."
Girl A; "Ahaa, I know right. Shes pretty, too. Shes looks like she could be an indie girl, yaknow."
Girl B; "Yeah. Wanna go talk to her?"
Girl A; "Yeah, she seems cool."
If she sees something she likes in Urban Outfitters or Topshop, she'll get it. If she sees something she likes in Abercrombie, she'll get it. If she likes something in a thrift store, she'll get it, etc.
Likewise, her music taste should be what she likes, not limited by any sort of genre.
She will read, write or draw if those are the things she enjoys or is good at.
SHE WON'T ACTIVELY TRY TO BE DIFFERENT, SHE JUST IS! To be an indie girl, you have to be someone who is mature enough to know who you are and happy enough in yourself to stand out.
To be a fake indie girl, however, you need only 4 things. Tumblr, photoshop, a pretentious jumped-up attitude and a fringe.
Fake indie girls are the ones who google 'bands that nobody has heard of' to make themselves different.
Indie Girl- No, I'm alright doing my own thing.