2018 has its seventeenth trend in it’s seven-month span. This time: ‘Barbie feet’ and it’s being spearheaded by celebrities!
This new phenomenon – all the rage across the pond – has yet to reach Britain’s shores. Hey, until the Sunday after next, we’re all World Cup fever.
Our trend is football’s coming home. Well, not a trend really is it? Because football is categorically coming home. But come the end of July, I’m sure my Instagram will be littered with everyone doing what people are calling ‘Barbie feet’.
As someone who definitely did NOT choose to play with a Barbie over and Action Man as a young child, I’ve had to look up what exactly this means. Here’s what I got: stand on the balls of your feet as if you’re wearing invisible high heels.
That’s it. All it takes to be a surefire success on social media and be Barnsley’s answer to Kourtney Kardashian, or Kendall Jenner, who’ve been rocking the new trend.
My attempt (above) isn’t fantastic. For one, the ‘Barbie feet’ aren’t really visible from the angle.
Secondly, I look like someone you wouldn’t want to spend time with. But look, at least I’m out here giving it a go, feel me? I can’t keep up with these trends.
Just a few weeks ago, it was all about glitter. And not in the way posh students apply it while going to jungle nights.
Check Instagram and you’d have catched -still could tbh – young people doing the ‘glitter butt’, something that was no doubt inspired by the ‘glitter boob’ trend. As a society, there’s no way we can stop it. Either sparkle up your derrière or be consumed by masses of glittered glutes.
I guarantee at this year’s premier music festivals – where most festival goers are far more concerned with taking selfies than the music – you can expect to see glitter butts at peak velocity.
Now, I realise what’s ‘fashionable’ and what’s ‘unfashionable’ is subjective. And each to their own and whatever floats your boat and takes all sorts and all the rest of it. I’m aware of that. We all fall into fashion pitfalls now and then. If applying glitter to your bum is appealing to you, that’s your prerogative. Knock ’em dead.
However, on the flip-side, its hard not be just a little judgemental.
I mean, glitter is something kids use, for poorly designed birthday and Christmas cards, it’s not clothes.
You know what, go on, just do it – there’s clearly an appeal to dousing your body with glitter which I’m missing.
Maybe I’m too old, maybe I’m not confident enough or maybe I just don’t like making a mess (probably the latter), but if it feels right, who am I to criticise?
In an age where we have legions of fans lining up for overpriced, glorified dad sneakers endorsed by someone who makes controversial and leftfield comments about slavery, maybe the glitter trend isn’t the worst thing in the world?
People dislike what they don’t know, maybe it’s time I opened up my mind to the world of body glitter?
Until then though, catch me living my best life in my skinny white-boy every-man garms.
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