Every year is the beginning of some new trends and the ending of some old ones. Some lifestyle trends manage themselves to place themselves and some go with a fling. Here an old trend might manage to be part of the world for another year and a new trend might fade away like a fast-fashion Trend.
Now with better technology and connectivity world enjoys, rejects, and can bring some upgradations, changes, and trends in lifestyle, too.
For example, a social media app or some chatting Portal where gamers meet, some new makeup product, or a gadget with better connectivity and globalization people from different cities, countries, and content now enjoy many common trends. From PUBG to some reels challenges we watch many of them on social media.
Some popular lifestyle trends of 2020
1. Modern yet Vintage
Modern yet vintage is more about being convenient and comfortable with a vintage look. Modern yet vintage became a big trend in whether it was about home décor or clothing. People are inclined towards vintage and glass material, for interior and furnishing.
Small decorations on dining tables to couch in living areas people chose modern comfort and vintage beauty rather than more geometrical designs. Taking about the fashion world, many old vintage styles came on ramps and then to the streets. Clutches, accessories, old big size hair clips, and what not!
2. Started Healthy Living
Organic foods to so many healthy steps ideas flooded on the internet and remain trending in 2020. The world tried to adapt many good steps towards healthy living, just not in terms of diet but also to improve mental health.
The world found choosing more organic and healthy food habits over junk, crowds on jogging paths increased more and the best thing is more people came out to talk about mental health and its wellness.
From sharing their stories of depression and ways of coming out to helping and accepting everything remain trending.
3. Became more Homely
Adapting and accepting home comfort became trending, pandemic played a big role in this. Where being at home and spending time with your family wasn’t actually our choice but with time we found it comforting and adapted.
In the first quarter where people were craving to go outside, travel and have fun by the end of it people became more homely, learned new things, work from home has a big part to play in this. The world got habitual of working on a couch, with a blanket rather than a desk, many companies decided to continue with this sudden lifestyle trends and converted many job profiles to work from home.
4. Self Awareness was Much Needed
All the workaholics have finally received the reality check that there is a wonderful world beyond their workstation and their life has more than working like a bot from 10 to 9. I know covid has killed many jobs and many have been unemployed but on the other hand, it has given us a chance to see things from a new perspective and development faster and better than ever.
5. Education turned digital
After covid education has mostly gone online and being a student I have faced many problems but I can surely say that this the system for future and most probable education will become digital and it will be better as availability of course and study material is much better and now students can learn from the experts sitting in a foreign land.
6. Minimalism is What we Love
Staying indoors has been definitely an eye-opening experience for all of us. And that results in the lifestyle trends, like a complete transformation of living patterns.
A lot of people have started evaluating the things they actually need as money is now not so generous with pay cuts and lost jobs. People are starting to change their spending habits and focusing more on things that add value to their lives rather than things that just sit in the cupboards and shelves for years.
Less is more seems to be the motto of a lot of people right now. Owning something because you genuinely wanted it rather than buying just because it was on sale also adds another layer of this sentiment.
7. Awareness About Indie Brands
As the pandemic has presented us with a situation that never existed before everyone is trying to help each other in different ways.
A lot of the younger people are now shifting their attention from large well-known brands to small indie brands and local businesses. Baba ka Dhaba being a classic example of how people are trying to support those around them.
Small acts like buying earthen Diyas from your local seller will not only make your Diwali special but theirs too. And young adults especially are realizing their part in bettering someone’s life thus making them more proactive and aware of small businesses and brands around them.
8. Pets Became Family
A lot of working people living alone have used this chance to get the furry friend they always wanted.
Working from home has presented them with the opportunity to adopt pets as they can take better care of them. The biggest concern about leaving a new pet alone at home is now no longer an issue.
The pets can easily adapt to living in a new home till the situation becomes normal again.
Also read: The Friendliest Pets to Have – Ranked!
9. Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
The pandemic in many ways shed a light on the damage that humans caused to the planet.
We heard the news of streams clearing up, mountain ranges being clearly visible from 100s of kilometers, the air pollution being reduced drastically, and a lot more. This led to people rethinking a lot about their lifestyle trends and they are now preferring to choose things that will cause minimum damage to this beautiful world we live in.
Using reusable products instead of one-timer is increasingly becoming a popular choice. Some people are even switching their plastic toothbrushes to bamboo ones. One can say this is definitely a positive outcome of this horrible experience.