I’m not allowed to say this on Facebook or Twitter, but I sent the kid out shopping yesterday to get some new clothes. He bought himself a bright yellow shirt with a little purple lettering, skinny jeans that are a deep royal purple-blue at the top descending to a gorgeous violet at the bottom, and black Converse sneakers with purple threading. I told him he was a total hipster, he told me it was all quite comfortable. I am more than secretly delighted that my kid has the confidence and security at age 16 to pull off such a look. However, commenting on his clothes at FB–where his friends might see–is NOT allowed.