When I started this blog, I called it “Le Trendy” because I thought that I will be writing about trends all the time. For some reason, I don’ t, and even the name “ Le Trendy” is not trendy anymore, you will learn why in this post. Anyway, here’s a post for all the trendy people out there victims of all types of trends, including me!
We, the “trendy”, try to follow trends as much as we can, and sometimes blindly! However, we tend forget that the most important thing is not to know about all the new trends, but to know which ones are already outdated.
It’s not cool to say that you’re not on social networks anymore: for instance the people that refuse to have a Facebook Account! Yes they do exist. More than 10 Million users are already migrating to Google+ and they’ re not even on Facebook! Hello … it’s the communication network of the decade!
Not having a smart phone because you don’ t want to be a slave for your phone, e-mail, work, or whatever excuse some people use! I am sorry but it’s the best creation EVER! Inside this small device you have your phone, computer, camera, and GPS just to name a few.
Using e-mail for marketing, staying in touch with your friends, or anything other than working is nowadays just very annoying. With all the social networks it’s very easy to find almost anyone and the response rate is probably much higher (according to my personal experience).
To move a bit away from technology, some behaviors that were cool once upon a time are just seen as bad, one of them is smoking! Today smokers are seen as junkies, even in some countries they are thinking of allowing smoking only with a medical prescription! I think it was in New Zealand! I know it’s a bit of an exaggeration!
Finally, the “Super Model Skinny Anorexic Look” became NC (not cool). I really hope that the anorexia era will end soon! Nowadays super skinny people that don’ t eat or drink anything are seen as pathetic and mentally disturbed! So chill girls J finally you can be normal. You don’ t believe me? Check out last month’s cover of Vogue Italy (June 2011), featuring three curvy models in sexy black lingerie that just look as stunning as any Kate Moss or Jennifer Aniston.
Some fashion trends/statements that FINALLY became outdated are long colorful nails, flashy hair color, big tattoos and excessive piercing! Thank god all this eccentricity is OVERRR. It used to hurt my eyes! Wait, don’t be mistaken, minimalism is very appreciated but don’ t take it to the extremes, some extra details, colors or mix of textiles, styles, accessories are always welcome.
As well, about fashion, the days of the Burberry checks and the big brands logos are as well long gone! Nowadays it is seen as pretentious and almost pathetic to wear very flagrant brands! Sorry for all the nouveaux riches out there that want to show off their new fortune ;)
A final outdated trend that is disappearing slowly but surely is the use of slang almost “gangster” vocabulary, including cutting words, reverse them or just end a word in another language like English or French (le trendy for instance ;)). Now all of our old language and grammar teachers can rest in peace!
Of course the list of outdated trends can go on forever, and everyday we have new trends coming and others dying or getting revived, but let’s hope that all of the above mentioned outdated trends never come back to life.
So be trendy, and leave all the outdated trends.
And you, what do you think?