How to Dress Techno

How to Dress Techno. It's hip to be square - and comfy, too. Boys and girls alike can go geek chic by following these five easy steps.

Get glasses, whether you need them or not. They are the foundation of the geek chic look. Asymmetrical designs, colorful highlights, or yellow or blue lenses work well.

Address your shoes. Clunky, platform or a slightly new-wave feeling still hits the spot. If they look a little like something Brian Setzer might wear, that's OK too. (There is a point at which rockabilly chic and geek chic intersect, and it's called the fat wingtip.) If you are going very high-tech, don pointy black boots or even nursey whites.

If you're a girl, wear skirts that are either very long or very short and of a stiffer fabric to hold their shape, ideally resembling the letter A. Something padded or quilted is best of all.

Choose lean pants and a minimalist tunic of white or gray, ideally in a microfiber with something interesting going on in the texture department. Brushed and coated cotton has a nice new-millennium feel. Wear this outfit with pointy boots.

Add one bike messenger bag in a bold, attractive color combination. Sling jauntily across chest and you are ready to go public!