Here at Natural Selection, we’ve said before: you can move from one subcategory in the phylogeny of fashion to the other. But, nobody is born a plant or an animal. You’ve been brought up by the Old Generation as a nowie or thenbie… which is a fungi. Someone who develops an alternative persona goes through some sort of fungi-alternative cocoon phase. They become a fungi hipster, gothster, scenester, or emoster for some time. It’s inevitable. You can get stuck in fungi-hood, though.
Once past the alterna-fungi phase… you can be transphylogenic. You can be any plant or animal without being a TRYster (trying to be something cooler than yourself).
The following chart refers to the evolution of style and transpylogeny as it applies to most well-dressed people.
According to the chart, it is easier to evolve from a plant after being a fungi than an animal. That transphylogenic evolution would be less of a stretch.
If you’re an avantgardster animal, you probz had a hippiester phase. If you’re a hippiester, you probably had a hipster phase after you shaved off your dreads from when you were a thenbie hippie.
If you’re a fashion dinosaur, you probs liked clothes your whole life, but that doesn’t mean you’ve always dressed well. Maybe you went from a nowie to a scenester, then evolved into a quirkster, learned to sew, and became a fashion dinosaur.
If you’re a nowster- you might often get confused by being called a hipster. The truth of the matter is that you ain’t no stinkin’ fungi hipster… you’re acclimated into your style and you’ve developed good taste. That makes you a nowster- instead of a hipster.
Keep in mind: one day you could be a quirkster, but on your way to the #occupy rally you cover yo’ self in money and burnt flags… you evolve into a hiptestor. After being a fungi for awhile, you can freely cross over to any subcategory in the phylogeny of fashion.