Ever wondered what millennials will be like in their old age? In this blog post, we look at some of the trends that define this generation and imagine how young people today might evolve as they enter later life.
So will grandads of the future know their
concealer from their contour powder? We wouldn’t be surprised if they did.
Whether they want to express themselves with striking looks or simply boost
their confidence by covering blemishes, we bet millennials won’t be afraid to
experiment with makeup well into later life.
From eyebrow and ear cartilage piercings
to tongue and lip piercings, body jewellery and body modifications are yet
another way that millennials like to express themselves.
While they may have once been associated with subcultures like punk rock and rave, in 2022 piercings are considered mainstream. With everyone from former boyband star Zayn Malik to footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo making piercings an integral part of their personal style, millennials won’t raise an eyebrow at body jewellery - even in the workplace. With this in mind, we expect that older men of the future will be a lot more decorative than previous generations.
Not only is this look in fashion right now, but it also gives men an advantage in terms of strength and athleticism so we see no sign of this trend dying out.
Chandler opts for loose, comfortable clothing that he can style to show all sides of his personality.
Whether it’s smart glasses, Bluetooth earphones or even chips implanted into the brain, future grandads will be closer than ever to their beloved devices.
While dermal fillers were once the
preserve of celebrities, ordinary young people are increasingly opting for
these procedures to get the looks they love. In fact, a poll of the VICE UK
Snapchat audience revealed that over half of some 51,000 UK respondents (59%)
viewed these beauty treatments as comparable to getting a manicure or haircut.
Will this trend for long, luscious lashes
continue? After years of false lashes, we think millennials may find it hard to
drop this part of their beauty regime as they grow older.
If this trend continues, there might be a
lot more grandparents with Hollywood smiles in decades to come.
Judging by millennial women’s love affair
with tattoos, we expect to see a lot more grandmothers with ink in future.
Younger people today are said to be highly aware of social injustice and they’re known to wear their hearts on their (literal) sleeves when it comes to their beliefs and values. Whether it’s ‘YOLO’, ‘Time’s Up’ or something else, millennials often choose clothing that communicates a message. With no shortage of social justice movements to support, you shouldn’t be surprised if young people are still wearing their slogan t-shirts with pride in later life.
Millennial women tend to understand how important exercise is to their physical and mental wellbeing. With the body positivity movement making waves and more emphasis on getting young women into sport, women aren’t afraid to get a sweat on. They’re not scared to build some muscle either. In recent years, the waif look has fallen out of favour and been replaced with a sculpted, toned appearance that can only be achieved through exercise. Strong is the new skinny, as they say. And we expect older ladies of tomorrow to be stronger than ever.
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