Since there have been people, there have been trends. As humans, we have the habit of latching onto what is in and what everyone else is doing. Following all of the new trends is a natural instinct that we all have, as those who decide to go against the grain usually face criticism or exclusion.
As quickly as they are introduced, trends are gone. This is because the world around us is constantly evolving and every minute there is a new design or a brand new product set to take the world by storm. A skill that we have all tried to develop is guessing what the next trend will be and when the current trends will eventually fizzle out. Some people are even employed based on their ability to make accurate guesses, but for the rest of us we usually don’t figure it out until it’s too late. We know just how frustrating it can be when you miss the memo of a trend no longer being cool, so worry not. Here is what is in right now and our predictions of when it will be out.
The E- Revolution
Something that you may have noticed in the last year or so is an uprising of people dressing in alternative clothing, wearing crazy makeup, and donning colorful hair. For those of you that once fell victim to the emo subculture, there may be a glimpse of hope that you can raid your wardrobe for your favorite chained skinny jeans and hit the town. Unfortunately what you are seeing is not the return of emo culture, but the introduction of E-girls and E-boys.
The E look is very in right now and all those people who used to call you emo on the street seem to be hooked on it. People who are following this trend can be expected to be seen wearing striped clothes and black nail polish as if that is some brand new fashion statement. Love or hate this culture, it doesn’t seem as though it will be sticking around for much longer. As the hotter months have started to approach, people are already abandoning their e-outfits in favor of something a little more comfortable and less suffocating.
We expect that this trend will have another surge in the next few months, but we don’t see this trend making it past 2022, so if you are thinking about spending a ridiculous amount of money on a new E-wardrobe, don’t.
Smoking is unfortunately one of the longest-lasting trends that the world has ever seen. Since the introduction of tobacco, the world has been hooked on the addictive substance. Thanks to the help of scientists, the world now knows just how bad smoking cigarettes is. For decades, smoking has slowly decreased in popularity, but it has not managed to disappear completely.
Thankfully it looks like we are going in the right direction to see the end of smoking. Fewer and fewer people are buying cigarettes and that is something to do with steps that the government has started to take. The first way in which the government tried to cut down the number of smokers was by increasing the price of nicotine products. There are now also strict rules about smoking in public spaces, which makes smoking even more inconvenient for those who do it.
There has also been an increase in the number of people choosing to use vapes over cigarettes. Vapes are taking the place of cigarettes for a number of obvious health reasons, but on top of that people are making the shift for economic purposes. The longest lasting disposable vapes stick around much longer than your standard pack of cigarettes, which means you are spending far less money. We predict that in the next five years smoking will be completely out of style.
Now let’s turn to the world of hairstyles. Unfortunately in some countries around the world, hairdressers have been closed for the last year. Now, we can only go so long before we need a haircut, which means some of us were forced to cut our own hair.
Most people limited their hair cutting attempts to just trimming the hair or shortening the length, but others saw this as an opportunity to completely restyle their hair. This means that over the last year we have seen some pretty crazy haircuts, with some being more successful than others. The short bang look is one of the most popular cuts of the year due to the way the bangs nicely frame the face and the longevity of the look.
Short bangs are also a great way to cover up any mistakes that may have been made during the hair cutting process, after all, if something isn’t even, you can also continue to make it shorter- right? Though we love the short bang look, we, unfortunately, do not see it sticking around for much longer. Hair grows quite quickly and everyone’s incredibly short fringes are already starting to disappear and with the hairdressers open, we don’t think we will see the short fringes return anytime soon.
However, there are still some people out there that are hanging onto their shorter hair, so there could be hope. Our overall prediction is that this trend will fizzle out by the end of the year, so enjoy it while you can.