There we go, joining this falls color trend: military green. I’m not the kind of person chasing trends. I rather fall for trends automatically, or unconsciously, but I wonder if there is a big difference anyway: chasing or falling for trends. Our society creates a vision that following trends is a bad thing. Everyone wants to be unique, right? Everyone is doing its best to become its own unique version, but honestly.. isn’t it ‘being unique is the new trend’? Or do I have to say ‘being unique is the new black’? You see what I mean?
We should face the fact that human being is a herd specie, and whatever we try to do, we are getting inspired by each other anyway. Maybe we should start seeing ourself as unique persons in that society – while accepting being possibly influenced – by for example trends. Why put on a fight to be unique? Isn’t that exactly what will make us less unique? Taoism would say: “by letting the fight go, you will spontaneous get unique’.
I still find it funny that these Adidas Superstars became a HUGE trend. I bought them a year ago somewhere in October. The only blogger I saw wearing them in the ‘all white’ version was India Rose. I found it cool that they are quite sporty, but still kinda aesthetic. But I would have never thought they would become such a hit. Some trends just arise because a lot of people see the beauty in the same thing- at the same moment. It’s a magical moment: we do all agree on the same thing for a moment. And when does that happen? We are all in love with the same thing. That’s the beauty behind trends.
We do all agree on the same thing for a moment. And when does that happen?
The thing what annoys us, is commercialism that is f*ing up some trends.. but hey, we need an economy in our herd-society, right?
Talking about trends. It’s not an easy subject. There is a lot of interesting psychology behind it and I like to philosophize about it.