21 ways for you to be basic in Rexburg

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Being basic gets a bad rap and I just don’t get it. What’s wrong with loving the latest trend? They’re popular for a reason, right? I think it’s high time we destigmatize what it means to be basic.

For those of you who’ve ever criticized the basic lifestyle, I guarantee your taste isn’t as obscure as you think. Whether you’re a disapproving hipster or a basic white girl, this article is for you! I’m breaking down what being “basic” really means and giving you the ultimate guide on how to be “basic” in Rexburg where the pumpkin spice latte is in short supply.

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You might be basic in Rexburg if:

You love shortening words

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You hit up Soda Vine during your mid-afternoon slump for a Diet Coke

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You LOVE pumpkin spice. Fall is your “power season.”

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You participate in Kiwi Loco’s $4 cup day regularly, because froyo.

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You’ve considered an ombre hairstyle

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You have an ombre hairstyle

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You have multiple Pinterest wedding boards

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You have multiple Pinterest wedding boards and you’re single

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You watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

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You listen to Despacito on repeat (still)

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Your skin regimen includes a face mask once a week (at least)

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It takes you 23 tries, 5 angles, and a selfie stick to get the perfect Insta-worthy shot

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You take a picture of your food before you eat it

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You’re obsessed with your dog

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You have a favorite bath bomb

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Gossiping is your hobby

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You’ve attended a yoga class on campus and found your ‘zen’

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You substitute your usual Starbucks order for Cocoa Bean hot chocolate

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You’ve used the quote ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ in an Instagram post

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You use the dog filter on Snapchat exclusively

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And lastly…you’re offended by the term ‘basic’