Top 13 Latest Teen Fads and Trends

Teenagers. They may turn out to be the craziest, meanest and perhaps the most narcissistic group of homo sapiens that you will ever find on the planet. Yet, they are also very fun to be around and have a reputation for coming up with the most creative, out-of-the-box concepts and ideas.

Speaking of which, do you remember those highly dramatic, chick flicks that would screen in every multiplex of the city? Well, that isn’t entirely fiction, for those high school dramas are all very real. There are social groups like the nerds, the populars, the goths, etc. in every high school or college. Every teen wants to be “cool” and fit in. Thus emerge things like popular teen fads and trends, which come and go like the wind.

Want to know what are the latest trends in the world of teenagers? Read on.

13. Emojis and Acronyms

 

Teenagers simply love using emojis and acronyms. In every single text of every single chat, you will find more of these than actual, real words. Be it LMBO (Laughing my butt off), TBH (to be honest), IYKWIM (if you know what I mean) or IDK (I don’t know), the list is endless.

12. Lush, Colorful Eyebrows

Gone are the days when thin, sharp-as-a-needle eyebrows were considered desirable. Now, teenagers are more into thick, dense eyebrows which come in a variety of funky shades to try out. So, next time you hit the club, don’t be surprised if you see a pop of color on so many pairs of eyebrows, as it is one trend that’s here to stay.

11. Chokers

Whether you’re a punk, a goth, or an absolute girly-girl, there is a choker to fit all your moods and all your needs. In addition to being super trendy, these chokers have the power to turn an otherwise dull and boring outfit into a stylish and chic ensemble.

The cherry on the cake? These chokers come in a ton of different shapes, sizes, styles and colors, so you will never get bored of experimenting with them.

10. Bold Tattoos, Piercings and hair colors

 

Teens love to be bold, be it in their actions or in their appearances. Thus, it is not surprising that they are absolutely obsessed with bold hair colors, loud tattoos and eye-catching piercings. These style choices are a reflection of their funky personalities and modern notions.

9. The iPhone Obsession

 

This is another teenage fad that is not going to change anytime soon. Research has shown that about 71% of the teenage population prefers to use iPhones over other Android devices and that about 81% of teenagers intend on buying an iPhone next. Clearly, Apple is on the winning side when it comes to the teenage market, to say the least.

8. Netflix

Teens obtain their daily dose of entertainment by binge-watching videos, movies and web series on online streaming apps like Netflix, Spotify, YouTube and Hulu. Though the subscription charges are pretty high for most of these services, teens never really mind spending their parents’ money on these unnecessary addictions.

7. Social Media

Teens simply can’t get enough of social media. An average teenager probably has more friends and followers on their social media accounts than they ever did in real life. To sum up, teens are living in a social media lie. They live to get more likes on their posts and more followers on their Instagram pages and are thus always hooked to their cell phones. They have more conversations over text messages than they do in real life.

This is a major trend that engulfs their entire entity and existence, in those several years of teenhood.

6. Selfies

Taking beautiful, Instagram-worthy selfies is an essential element of every teen’s life. Teenagers take a LOT of selfies, so much so that their entire phone memory is consumed by these incessant clicks. Don’t believe me? Read ahead. According to a study conducted by Google itself, an average teenager in a day, takes about 14 selfies, 16 photos or videos, checks social media 21 times, and sends 25 text messages. If this isn’t a teen fad, then I don’t know what is.

5. EDM and Partying

Teens don’t really have a 9 to 5 job to eat up their day. After a few hours of school, they’re free to do whatever their heart desires. Thus, during their free time, a lot of teens turn up their speakers or put on their earphones to listen to their favorite kind of music- EDM. Or better yet, they head over to a nearby club to party with their friends and have fun.

4. Joggers

Jogging pants, commonly known as “joggers”, are currently what every teen is obsessing over, girls and guys alike. These pants are the perfect blend of style and comfort, and are therefore an ideal choice for our appearance-oriented young adults. Don’t go by the name, as these pants find their use in all kinds of situations, not just jogging. Teens love to don them for school, for casual visits to the mall, and of course, in the gym.

The trendiest of all are the Instagram famous leather joggers. Even famous celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner and Kanye West, can’t get enough of them. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself one of these celebrity-approved apparels before they fade out of style!

3. Crop Tops

If you haven’t seen anyone wearing one of these, you might as well be living under a rock. Crop tops are simply all over the place: in fashion magazines, posters, on runway models, and even on the racks of your local boutique. The youth, especially, is completely head over heels for this trend, as it is flirty, comfy and practical.

Yup, I read your mind, and I have the perfect solution for you: if you’re not so comfortable showing your midriff to the rest of the world, you can always pair it with high waisted jeans, and you’re good to go!

2. Memes

Teens are the best meme-creators you’ll ever meet in your entire life! With a lot of time to kill and a brain filled to the brim with creativity, teenagers are known for coming up with the most hilarious of memes you can ever expect. Being so impossibly comical, they go viral all across social media and can make even the most depressed of souls to crack up for just a bit.

1. Snapchat

Snapchat is the greatest trending app amongst all young adults who have the privilege of owning a smartphone. The successor of the regular chatting apps, Snapchat provides a fun alternative to our cellphone addicts, aka, teenagers. Why such unparalleled popularity? This app allows them to connect with their pals in a way like never before. One can send little snaps of their day to everyone on their friend list, which is further embellished with quirky filters and edits, along with sending regular text messages.

 

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Shivani Lohar