The Vogue Lifestyle Shouts

Imani Jackson, Photo Editor

Every generation has their own trends and fads that shape the way they dress, walk, talk, their interests, and how they live. This generation laughs at the trends of their parents and try to predict what the future will look like. But what do current trends say about this generation today?

There have been idiosyncratic sounds such as yeet, skrt, esskeetit, and YAAH. There’s the whip, dab, woah, nay nay, drop, millie wop, and hit the folks. They have an insurmountable amount of quirky challenges and slang such as “it’s lit,” “lowkey,” “snatched,” “that’s the tea,” “lemme drive da boat,” and “let’s get this bread.” Thotiana (Bust Down) and Old Town Road are the catchy songs of the youth and a comeback from the childhood band The Jonas Brothers recreated many childhoods. Scrunchies and high-waisted jeans are back, as well. 

Hailey Hiatt (10) thinks that people care more about what people think of them then what they think of themselves. “ It’s an addiction to stay trendy or you’re seen as weird,” says Hiatt.

She admits that she follows the trends of the generation with one exception: “I had Airpods before they were saucy.”

Juan Pablo Coria (12), however, thinks that trends help people stay in touch their their generation and share experiences despite the large amounts of money spent on expensive stuff. He has also seen some connections with past generations.

When a new trend comes out, his parents often say they’ve already seen it. History seems to repeat itself not only in events, but trends and fashion as well. In Coria’s opinion, leather boots and jackets should make a comeback.

Georgia Arnold (11) agrees that past trends cycle through the generations and go back in style. The 80’s have had a big influence on some of today’s fashion and trends. She also believes this age has an edgier style and thinks peoples actions and preferences are influenced by what’s trending. “A lot of parents don’t understand today’s trends when it comes to slang and music (rap) but see similarities in fashion from their age,” says Arnold.

Although many trends today are unique and chic, they are often recycled from past generations. Trends also impact the way teenagers live their lives and what they value. This can unite them and bring them closer together, or it can make them forget who they are. As seen today by older generations, this generation says that people will do anything to stay on top of trends. Is it true? 

“I’d like to be more of a trendsetter,” Arnold says. “But in today’s society it’s sometimes hard to want to stand out.”


I. Jackson