HIPSTERISM is defined as the way of life characteristic of hipsters.
The word is synonymous to coolness, fashionableness, hip, modishness, vougishness.
While a HIPSTER is said to be a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns (as in jazz or fashion).
Some of us associate a hipster as being a hippie. But dude, I have to tell you they are two very different things. A HIPPIE is usually a young person who rejects the mores of established society (as by dressing unconventionally or favoring communal living) and advocates a nonviolent ethic; broadly: a long haired unconventionally dressed young person.
Note: Source is from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
In present-day's lookbook: (based on my observation)
A hippie is characterized by long beach hair, floral crowns/hippie bands, high-waist shorts, corsets/cropped tops, oversized kimonos/polos to cover up, and of course, the fringe.
Meanwhile, a hipster is more on tied up messy hair, flowy dresses, maxi skirts, cropped tops, well fitted jackets, loose tanks, and the round sunglasses.
HIPPIE ||| HIPSTER
There is a fine line between the two although most of the time is crossed, but both are similar in the areas of being unconventional and being head-turners! So don't be scared to let out your inner hippie/hipster.
HIPSTER ||| HIPPIE
See what I did there? Used the same cover up. I crossed the line. (smirk)