If you want that indie look then you've come to the right place

Since indie music exploded onto the mainstream back in the early to mid 1990s, people have been striving to find that indie look in order to make it clear where their musical allegiances lie. Today we're going to examine just how you can make the look your own without spending a fortune.

Just like the music, the indie look has changed quite a bit over the past few decades - however the ethos has remained the same; looking cool while trying to make it appear that you put as little effort into your look as possible.

While that may sound like a bit of a contradiction, that's the basic thought behind the look, at least for followers of fashion. There are a number of very important elements that you'll need to get right in order to really nail the look, and we're going to check them out right now.

We'll start with jeans. These days, skinny jeans are a key factor in the indie look, so it is a good idea to find yourself some nice and tight pairs to accompany the rest of your look. You can get great prices on skinny jeans from NewLook.com starting at just £7.49 per pair.

If you don't have the figure for skinny jeans, then a neat pair of fitted jeans will do the job. Alternatively, cords and neat skirts can also tick all the right boxes, both of which can be picked up for under £30.00 at your local Marks and Spencer store.

When it comes to tops, you're going to need a supply of ironic t-shirts, as well as band t-shirts, flannel shirts and hoodies. You should be able to find these easily enough for a relatively low price. We recommend checking out NewLook.com for the shirts, while Threadless.com and truffleshuffle.co.uk should have everything you need on the t-shirt front.

When the weather starts to get a little chillier, parka jackets, anoraks and fitted cord jackets will enable you to stay warm while still maintaining the style levels expected of an indie lover. We recommend both Debenhams and NewLook.com for outerwear if you're on a budget.

For the footwear to complete the indie look, you can't go wrong with a pair of comfortable flat sole shoes like converse. Those of you who want a little bit more individuality might want to take a look at some of the more unique skate shoes out there from companies like Globe, DC and Vans.

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