You: “Oh, hello, sneakers with ugly-bulky soles. I’ve seen lots of very cool people wearing you. Should I buy you too? But wait, you’ve been around for a while...maybe you’re actually (gasp) over?!”
Us: Breathe! And use these secret signals to determine how long a trend has left, and the exact moment when it’ll be officially dead.When the mum squads start to notice 'It’s A Thing':
Listen, some matriarchs do ‘get it’, but most aren’t watching Fashion TV shows or paying attention to what the influencers wear on the daily. So if they’ve caught on to a trend, it’s likely not long for this world.When it’s in kids’ stores:
Sorry children, you might be our future, but your clothes are always at least a season or two behind (still cute though!). If you’re seeing a lewk everywhere in outfits that could fit an 8-year-old, stop and consider the cost.When all celebrities start wearing the opposite thing:
If you are contemplating purchasing teeny-tiny sunglasses, but notice that famous people are now wearing giant face shields, best to leave those mini frames in the display case.When there’s an Instagram or Twitter account dedicated to it:
A trend with an ‘@’ has reached peak market saturation. Get in on it very quickly or you’ll begin to look dated.When it’s turned into Halloween costume inspo already
When this happens, most people are ready to r-o-a-s-t a look as opposed to wearing it seriously. Sorry, we only share because we care. This was over, like, yesterday!
Although there have also been some exceptions which defy such rules. For instances: Denim is (almost) forever
That boilersuit you’ve been eyeing? Snatch it up—yes, even on sale! Jean fads stick around for a long time because they’re just so wearable. Slap five more years onto any of-the-moment denim trends as they are mostly here to stay.But if it’s a bikini
Bathing suits tend to have longer life spans and patterns and styles that may seem old in regular life—you know, when you’re not submerged in water—still feel fresh in one- or two-piece form. Add another year onto beachwear that fits into any of these categories.A quick note on colors and patterns
Super-specific printed items, like a leopard midi skirt, have a shorter shelf life than animal print in general. So when uncertain, consider staying in the same family but switching it up a bit. As in, go for neon orange instead of hyper-trendy neon green, or a giraffe or tiger print instead of leopard. This will tack two more years onto your purchase’s fate!
Thus, many in rage trends come and go while some reign forever. However, this article aims to bring clarity about the same in further light for fashion addicts all around the world.