Style is permanent, trends are fleeting. But turns out, trends are also a ton of fun to play around with. Experimentation is the key to finding your own voice, in style which is truly why any of us are invested in it in the first place. While the industry has evolved from a cyclical approach to trends leading to more takers for vintage and stealth wealth dressing, ever so often fashion likes to be lighthearted about dressing up. It appears that several such microtrends are on the rise not just because it’s cool to ascribe to them, but it also brings about a sense of community to those looking for like minded individuals who are equally obsessed about a particular aesthetic.
We delve into these microcosms for a closer look:
The nomenclature is self explanatory. Been hanging around with bros? This is your vibe. But blokecore doesn’t have to be unsexy. As demonstrated by Kim Kardashian, keeper of the pulse of the internet and Rihanna, who does no wrong, you have to pair your look with something sharp and feminine for balance. It can be a deep red lip or diamonds or a perfectly sculpted braid–just don’t drown in that football jersey.
Well Barbiecore has been around for a few months so no points for guessing that this trend just needs you to emulate Barbies. You can take a leaf out of Margot Robbie’s promotions tour for the movie and recreate your favourite fashion archival looks in mostly pink wardrobe. You can step up your game by bringing in elements through your lifestyle picks–try a new table setting or rent a convertible.
Much like Regencory, fairy core is a lot about soft hues, sparkly fabrics but in more fitted and flirty styles. A heavy dose of highlighter shall make up for the lack of actual fairy dust in your life. Accessorise with tiny bags, bows and all things magical.
We admit, it's early days for this one, but as soon as Zendaya’s promotions for Challengers go live, this sporty trend is about to go viral. Think tennis bracelets and creative miniskirts, toned arms and lots of hairbands.
If there’s one altar to worship at, it’s Dua Lipa’s. Mermaid Barbie has been playing up mermaid for a while now. We are moodboarding sequinned minidresses, rainbow hued makeup, long tresses and creative crop tops. Bonus points for a touch of shell-themed accessories.