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We look at some of the major components of modern indie style

The indie movement may not be quite as relevant these days as it has been in the past, at least musically, but indie style is still very much in. Today we are going to take a look at how you can make yourself look the part without spending a fortune in order to do so.

We all know the indie style when we see it. It's that carefree "I don't care what I look like" style that can actually take an awful lot longer to get right than you may have thought. There are a number of key elements that you need to get right in order to successfully pull off the look, so we're going to run through the basics for you today.

The most important part of the indie look is often the top half. While "ironic" t-shirts are often associated with the indie look, they are not always necessary. Instead, any kind of t-shirt at all will usually complete the look assuming you get the other parts correct. Alternatively you could look at flannel shirts, which are quite popular right now. You can usually find these in any clothing retailer for between £10 and £20, so there's no need to spend big money.

Your hair is going to be very important, with a controlled messy look important for both the guys and girls. You'll probably need to stock up on the dry mousse to get this part right.

Once you have that sorted out, you can start looking towards the bottom half. Skinny jeans are very popular these days, but they don't suit everyone, so you might also want to take a look at a more fitted style, or even slightly loose fitting flared leg cuts.

The indie style is rounded off with your shoes (Converse or skate shoes like Vans, Globe, Element and DC are very popular - especially the more outrageous designs) and your jacket. Parka jackets have remained popular since the early days of the indie scene, so they're certainly worth a look, especially since you can pick them up for very little from most retailers these days.

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