There’s nothing wrong with being #basic if that’s who you genuinely are. Liking yoga pants and Starbucks lattes doesn’t make you a bad person. But “liking” things for the sake of fitting in with everyone else is no way to live your life. After all, lemmings are such victims of groupthink that they will literally JUMP OFF A CLIFF together.
Does the way you style your car show you, too, might just copy your friends because it’s the easy thing to do? It’s time to find out. Here are 8 ways your car tells that world you’re #basic. The more of these you can check off, the more #basic you are.
1. You own one of the telltale cars.
They are: the Land Cruiser, Prius, Jetta, Lexus RX 330, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes G-Wagon, Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes C-Class, or Range Rover (in white).
2. You have a personalized license plate.
And it’s about how hot, cute, or fun you are. It probably also contains numbers because, let’s be honest, there’s more than one of you out there.
3. You’ve put pink touches here and there.
Barbie pink dominates, of course, but you could also have baby pink, hot pink, or magenta. Maybe it’s the inside of your cup holder, maybe it’s on the steering wheel. It doesn’t matter where it is. If it’s there, it’s there.
4. You have large decorative eyelashes on your headlights.
They’re massive, even bigger than Minnie Mouse’s. Bonus #Basic points if they’re pink, purple and/or glittery.
5. You have girly seat covers.
Girly here means cutesy. Dainty flowers are cutesy. Hello Kitty is cutesy. Butterflies are cutesy. And cutesy is #Basic.
6. You have faux fur or animal print somewhere.
Leopard print is the go-to, but you might have snakeskin, zebra, or giraffe print instead. For some reason, you want everybody to think you have a wild side. Let’s be real, though—you’re #Basic.
7. You’ve got glitter somewhere.
Or maybe it’s everywhere. Either way, your car has a bit of craft vomit from the #Basic Fairy’s most recent visit.
8. You have sorority girl décor.
You know, a window decal or a license plate holder. If you’re really gung-ho, you have more than one decoration because you wear your sisterhood loud and proud.