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Indie is not about how you dress or what music you listen to, it's about your personality and the way you look at life.

An 'indie' person is someone who is independent and thinks for themselves. They don't follow the latest trends and listen to the latest music to try and fit into mainstream society, they just do what they like.

Indie people only do what they want because they are independant people and like to dress the way they want and listen to whatever music they like etc. However, some like to wear fashion labels, and some like to listen to some songs that are in the charts.

An indie won't go out of their way to be 'different', that is what posers do. An indie is someone who is born with a personality that means they don't fit into other stereotypes, such as emo, chav, mosh, goth, punk etc. Just because they are 'indie', does not mean they only listen to indie music. Some listen to lots of different genres of music.

Some indie people wear clothes that are 'different', they stand out in society with their quirky dress sense. However, some indies just look like your average person, but it's their personality and the way they think that makes them indie.
Observing your average indie person...

Alice: Look at her, she's listening to Escape The Fate..She must be emo.
Kate: But she's not dressed emo, she just looks average.

-Next day-

Alice: Look there she is again, she's listening to Rihanna this time
Kate: WTF...Oh, she must be indie :)
by Potato! December 17, 2010
 
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Its not about how you look
its about how you think
its not about what you listen to
or what you wear

its about why you do.

Indie isn’t a 'look' or a 'style' it’s part of the way you think, independent from what the mainstream wants you to think (which would explain the love of political debates), independent from what Elle and Cosmo want you to wear this month, independent from what MTV plays, independent from labels and restrictions in general. Basically indie means following your own mind.

Meaning: if you listen to a song or wear clothes because it’s the latest chart topper or must have

and stop listening to it or wearing it because its "soo last month"
- you're not 'so-called' indie simply because you are obviously not thinking

independently, you follow what others prescribe, suggest, and do.

Therefore if you listen to indie bands and wear skinnys and scarfs
because you want to be indie then you are NOT indie, because you are yet
again simply following.

The only reason why I think there even is a ‘indie look’ is because all 'indie peeps'

think alike and shy away from labels and anything mainstream and commercial.

This of course does not mean that they never ever wear labels or like something

that is commercial it just means that if and when they do, it’s not because it’s a

label or whatever, but because they want to and they don't allow themselves to be

bound by some definition and set of do's and don’ts.

They think for themselves , they like what they want.
Trying to be an indie person contradicts the whole concept...

it's not something you can buy, its something you just are,
dressing in skinny's and oldish clothe's to be an indie person won't make you indie, it just makes you a poser.
by Jac.k August 27, 2009
 
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People usually in their teens or 20's who try really hard to be different from everyone else that they all made their own little group. It is quite rare, but some people are naturally indie. These are the people you see on the street that look like Urban Outfitters models and wear things you could find at good will or a thrift store. Although these hipsters often spend a lot of cash flow on their clothing, they continue to look like they've been wearing the same outfit for days. They thrive on unheard of bands. Some mainstream indie is Garden State Soundtrack. Indie kids get mad when their holy indie bands become the least bit popular and ditch the band for one that they heard at a mysterious pub on a backstreet of an indie little town. They love the cold. They LOVE photography and always have fancy cameras with a million different functions around their neck. They also use polariod cameras as well. Indie kids do low key activities like book signings, local bands, unheard of coffee shops ect. Indie kids are mostly always artistic in one way or another. They talk an awful lot about changing the world but dont do shit about it themselves (its too mainstream). Every indie person is under 130 pounds, its impossible to be indie and fat. Even the guys are manorexic. This is because indies spend all their money on clothes and coffee, they dont have time for food.
"indie People"
If i named anything indie you wouldnt even know what it was.

but mainstream indie movies along the lines of, Garden State, 100 Days of Summer, Donnie Darko. Pretty much any independent film.
by 2indie4U September 18, 2009
 
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a person who does not care what anybody thinks or what is going on around them.
an indie person loves random music that no one has ever heard of. they often like to wear what most people would consider "gay" attire. such as scarfs, striped shirts, colorful jeans, messed up hair as if they just woke up,tons of bracelets, and the list goes on. o yea and a person who wears v-necks
indie people see life in a whole new perspective. really random stuff turns them on, random pictures of random things, and drawings of random ass designs and creative shit. example:a piggen walking down the street will catch their attention, or taking pics of them selves while smoking a cigg, in front of a no smoking sign. or just a picture of them selves walking down some back road alone.
this is really the best and real definition of an indie person.
examples of indie people:
~tommy dunn (some guy who just does not give a fuck)
~chris martin (coldplay)
paulina: omg your soo fucking indiee

john: hey dude whats up
indie person:..
john:what are you going to do today
idie person: i dont know, ill probably go take some pictures indie shit. then go do what ever the fuck i want

by chiggs91 March 11, 2009
 
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People who for some strange reason think that their music rawks because it's the poor unsigned bands... forget mainstream!!!

Half my people at my school are like this, it's quite depressing really because they are all clones of each other.
Oh and the popular kids call the kids that are trying to be Indie (so that they don't get bullied) 'Scenesters'.

I actually like some Indie bands, some Emo, some punk etc
I don't undertsand why these 'Cooler then cool Indie' people think it is so good to be that way.

I mean it's another phase that will die out and then it will be all cool to be chav again and they will say "Indie is so out dude"

Hormones and peer pressure are to blame. The posers are the worst though. My God be original for christs sake!!!
Poser: The Shins are so cool and so Indie, I LOVE THEM!

Indie Person: Yeah but they are getting more mainstream, i'm going off them.

Poser: Yeah, Yeah i suppose.

*Poser goes off looking for another band to become obsessed with*

*Indie Person goes off to her best mate and says so and so is such a scenester. He he giggle giggle*
by Lucie Daniels July 24, 2006