While many are indulging in a little retrospection as the year draws to a close, Pinterest is already looking to the future.
The social media platform, which boasts more than 250 million users worldwide, has released its annual Pinterest 100 list, outlining the key trends — including fashion, furnishings and food — that will have everyone talking (and pinning and sharing) in 2019. To formulate its list, Pinterest zeroed in on ideas that consistently garnered a steady increase in searches for a period of six months or longer this year, thus making them a trend.
As usual, the 2019 list is surprising and varied, including such oddities as body painting, eating pegan (a cross between paleo and vegan), goat milk soap-making, doughnut-inspired home décor, smoke bomb photography and moon gatherings. In the fashion category, the conscious-consumption movement is gaining ground: Searches related to sustainable fashion spiked 34 percent in 2018.
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Statement sneakers for women surged 211 percent, while men’s quarter socks (in fun colors and prints) increased 266 percent, putting no-show socks on notice. Other notable style trends include bike shorts, bamboo bags, 1990s-inspired light-wash denim, African wax prints, plaid pants, corduroy, snake prints and men’s cropped trousers.
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