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geek-chic

Describing an aesthetic that incorporates the clothing and accessories typically associated with studious or intellectual people (hence "geek") in a consciously fashionable way (hence "chic"). Often includes such items as glasses, blazers, cardigans, and knee-socks. I love your new tortoiseshell glasses and this whole geek-chic thing you've got going on. That cardigan with the elbow-patches? Very geek-chic.

geek-chic

(ˈgikˈʃik)
mod. stylish or fashionable only for social outcasts. (see also geek.) Why do you have to buy all this geek-chic stuff? Don’t they give it away somewhere?
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Ditto "geek chic", a term about which I'm admittedly ambivalent (how can it ever have been considered un-chic to be a geek, given that geeks, in the main, run the world?) but which, as a trend, I'm all for.
Geekery, geek chic and geekdom were added to the fold.
A new Dubai-based online retailer focusing on 'geek chic' items has opened for business.
But the real stars look set to be the intriguing sounding variety acts, which include Wrinkly Rappers and Geek Chic, a very 'with it' act.
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The dress code was 'geek chic', the space was minimalist and the girl on the door checked your name off the list on an iPad - the launch party of Make Business Hub lived up to everything it promised to be - a gathering of the coolest young entrepreneurs in town in a forward-thinking space.
This fast-paced read will sweep readers along to its powerful (if somewhat predictable) conclusion, laden is a smart, spunky heroine, reinvigorating the concept of "geek chic" for young readers.
"The idea is that you do have to be a geek to be stylish; Chic Geek is not about 'geek chic', it's not about wearing specs and the like, it's about somewhere along the line there has to be information to make you stylish and you have to know where to get things from, you have to know how to put things together," says Marcus.
Summary: "Geek Chic," it seems, is much more than a fading fashion trend that has succeeded in bringing thick-rimmed spectacles to the world's catwalks.
OK, so Geek Chic is perhaps not a trend that will suit everyone but it's worth a try.
The group reckon they are the first "geek chic band" and Xtra Factor presenter Konnie Huq is already a fan.
Computer Engineer Barbie will have a "geek chic" look, wearing a binary code-patterned T-shirt, pink-framed glasses, a pink laptop and a Bluetooth earpiece.
After more than 20 years, it's time to once again ask the eternal question, "Is it still hip to be square?" Well, Justin Timberlake's ushered in an era of geek chic, it seems, so perhaps it's also time to revisit Huey Lewis and The News.
The site's quiz categories include: Runway Ready, Superconnected, NRNDNGTXTR, Tuned In, Geek Chic, Biz-Intense and The Ultimate Fan.