Just when you thought fashion trends like tattoos were the absolute worst thing your baby-faced teenager would be asking you permission or your opinion on, things just got all the more perplexing. Fashion trends from the Mohawk, to blue or hot pink hair, to diamond studs are no longer the coolest things according to our fashion police on the street. What is then? Brace yourself. Here go a few teen trends that will cause you to undoubtedly scratch your head. This too shall pass. Repeat.
The first trend spotted was a silly case of mismatched socks. Different patterns such as one argyle and one polka dot. Or one red sock worn with a blue one for example. According to The Wall Street Journal, “fashionable tweens and teens favor a jamboree of solids, colors and patterns on their feet.” While this may totally go against your desire to match everything (your shoes, handbag, belt, etc.) let your child be. Hey, at least those mystery socks that disappeared to the land of nowhere have a whole new purpose again: to make your child feel hip.
Grannies they aren’t, because gray is the new platinum blonde. While you, mom, may be spending a portion of you paycheck each month to rid yourselves of you unwanted grays, your child, in turn, may be spending precious hard-earned money on trying to get them. It seems this hair trend is the perfect way to be both fresh and jaded by being both young and gray. Oh yeah mom, and get it right, starlets like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Pink are said to have silver hair, not grandma gray.
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While the septum piercing has been popular in rural areas of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh forever, it may seem like your septum-ring-wearing teen, who had hers put in last month, has had it like forever (!) as well. The good news is moms, that if your teen is pain phobic he or she may not go through with it. The nasal septum, which is the cartilaginous dividing wall between the nostrils, has several nerves running through it, so these piercings can be especially painful, and take about a month to heal. Oh, but why did Scarlett Johansson have to look so darn cool in her septum ring?
According to reports on the streets, armor and knuckle rings are no longer for knuckle heads. Even if your teen was born barely two decades ago, they have every right to look medieval flaunting a few metric tons of metal on their skinny or chubby fingers. The knuckle ring is a thin band of metal that can be piled on above the knuckle. Armor rings are long metal encasings that are straight out of Game of Thrones regalia. With these rings on, you’ll also love how suddenly they just have to place their jeweled hand over their nose, or rest it just below their chin, when deciding if they want to go to that rave party or not that evening.