Celebrities are the people we see on TV and social media, the people that make a living out of being famous. Their jobs revolve around the glamour of their profession, and being in public life and always being in the public eye means they have to be at their best. Celebrities therefore spend a lot on their upkeep and wardrobe, and even have the best of the stylists to ensure no faux pas is committed and that they are always clicked looking their best.
Celebrities, by virtue of the nature of their job, command instant respect and standing. They are seen as authorities on various subjects and topics, which is a by-product of their life in the public glare. People look up to them as idols or advisors, which is due in part to the para-social relationships viewers form with these celebrities.
Celebrities are also objects of desire. Celebrities seem to have it all, from the perfect houses to the perfect outfits to the perfect lives and the perfect spouses, and it makes for a very compelling visual for the average, middle-class, blue-collar worker sitting at home watching them. This makes them feel that if they too, ape whatever aspect of the celebrity’s life is within their reach, maybe they too will one day reach the same level in life.
These reasons ensure that whenever a celebrity is seen wearing something new or trying something new with regards to their outfit, it sparks a trend that is replicated across the demographic bent amongst their fans and other people. To identify those trends and make sure you’re on top of your fashion game, here’s a list of the latest fashion trends inspired by celebrities.
- Jean Shorts
Jean Shorts, also known as jorts, were a huge fashion fad in the 1980’s and 1990’s. These items have made a comeback this year, propelled in its popularity by celebrities such as Keke Palmer, as well as Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid.
- Flip Flops
Flip Flops, known more for being something you wear to the beach, have been revolutionised and revived. With a major improvement, they are being made in leather and with heel shapes. Kate Holmes was seen wearing flip flop heels with straps, and Elle Fanning was pictured wearing the silhouette heel at the Film Festival in Cannes.
- Discreet Luxe Bags
The luxury bags this summer are much more of a minimalist affair, shorn of all embellishments and embracing a smooth, lithe look. However, despite the minimalist detailing, they still carry a hefty price tag. Kendall Jenner was seen sporting The Row’s pouch bag made of leather, and Tessa Thompson was seen with a top-handle bag by Giorgio Armani, Kaia Gerber was seen with shoulder leather bags.
- Men’s Pearls
A recent fashion trend, much like its historical character, men are wearing pearls again today. Pearls signify strength, innocence, power and wealth, and men have been reclaiming their right to wear pearls like the Maharajas of yore. Pearls have been around as a jewelry item for almost as long as jewelry has existed, and natural pearls are extremely rare and therefore considered extremely valuable. Celebrities such as Harry Styles, Asap Rocky, etc., have been seen sporting pearls. Just like other items, pearls can be an extremely versatile product to wear.
A new style that has emerged is that of wearing Waistcoats. Waistcoats not only give a classy impression, but they ensure that you look chic and modern as well. One of the models to wear the waistcoat and popularise it was Kendall Jenner,
- Normcore Caps
Normcore caps, also known as dad caps, were caps that were worn by Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa. Emily Ratajkowski was wearing the normcore cap as well.
- Chunky Boots
Comfortable, versatile and colourful, these boots have it all. Chunky boots are all the rage these days, with celebrities such as Cardi B and Selena Gomez stomping around the city in chunky boots, which definitely seems fun.
- Sky High Platforms
Sky High Platforms are the next biggest craze, with celebrities wearing ultra-high platforms, Celebrities seen wearing Sky High Platforms were Lil Nas X and Selena Gomez.