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The Gen-Z Style Starter Pack

By Shola-Adido Oladotun
26 September 2022   |   10:28 am
A valuable lesson we have learned since the pandemic is never to underestimate the power of the youths, especially the role they play in shaping fashion trends. From cancelling clothing items like skinny jeans and animal fur coats to advocating for eco-friendly fabrics, Gen-Zs have proven on many occasions that they have a powerful voice…

A valuable lesson we have learned since the pandemic is never to underestimate the power of the youths, especially the role they play in shaping fashion trends. From cancelling clothing items like skinny jeans and animal fur coats to advocating for eco-friendly fabrics, Gen-Zs have proven on many occasions that they have a powerful voice in fashion.

With the help of popular social media apps like Instagram and TikTok, the world is experiencing a fresh wave of fashion trends with the word “Gen-Z” written boldly on them.
Now, we know understanding Gen-Z fashion trends might be quite complex, which is why we curated the perfect Gen-Z fashion trend starter pack just for YOU.

Cosplay
The anime culture is growing, and Gen-Z are living for it. This has caused many of them to tap into the creative and artistic part of themselves, sporting looks inspired by their favourite anime characters.


Bike shorts
FYI, you don’t necessarily have to ride a motorbike to pull this trend off. From being a clothing piece that was worn within the confines of a home, Bike shorts have evolved into becoming a major street style statement.


Slip dresses
Gone are the days when you were required to wear a gown made of heavy fabric just to look good. Thanks to fashion evolution, every lady’s attention is now directed towards opting for a light fabric slip dress, making it a must-have.
Although its style and texture are similar to an undergarment, it doesn’t stop it from being versatile, comfy, and most importantly, stunning.


Platform heels and Boots
One can say Gen-Z owns the saying, “rise above the competition” seriously as platform heels are in vogue. As if platforms are not hot enough, boots are also dominating the streets and IG feeds.


Monochrome effect
Why wear just a pink skirt when you could look more fabulous in pink from head to toe? So, time to stop worrying about colour combinations when selecting an outfit because Gen-Z, also known as Zoomers, has approved sticking to one colour.


Gender non-conformity
Goodbye, gender norms. Hello, freedom of expression! Playing by the traditional rules is something you would not find Gen-Z doing as they continue to put a different spin on what outfit is suitable for each gender.


Bra tops
Body positivity has never looked so good as it’s raining bra tops both on runways and on the streets. Bra tops, as the name implies, are tops that look like bras but can be worn as outerwear.