In a continued debate, trends continue to differ for millennials and for Gen Z-ers. For reference, Gen Z is aged 18-24 and Millennials age 25-44. Younger folks have officially noted that side parts and skinny jeans are out while millennials refuse to relinquish their slim fits from their hands. Who is right? Who is on the right side of fashion? We’ll let you decide.
As the two fastest-growing groups on Pinterest, the shopping trends for each generation speak for themselves. The two groups have been shopping via the app for on-trend looks as they prepare to live their best post-COVID lives.
Now in case you’ve been living under a rock, you can now shop via the Pinterest app. It was announced just a few weeks ago that the platform would be bringing in-app shopping to Canada, Australia, Germany, and France. A release on the Pinterest Newsroom reads, “People are already saving ideas and products they love on Pinterest, and we know that they’re over 7x more likely to purchase products they’ve saved.” What’s more, is that pinners will also be notified when they can get a better deal on products they’ve saved with price drop notifications.
When you find a product Pin, click or tap it to visit the retailer’s website. Your order won’t happen through Pinterest and if you order something, the purchase will happen with the retailer on their own website. This is how the team at Pinterest has an abundance of data on who (or what age group) is buying and saving what.
It’s beyond the argument of skinny jeans and side parts, in fact, Gen Z-ers are even leaning toward the low-rise jean trend and throwing their high-waisted denim aside. The difference in trends doesn’t stop there, in fact, it goes way deeper. Gen Z-ers are more into pastel makeup vibes while Millennials opt for bold colours, Gen Z is rocking leather looks for this summer while the Millennials age group prefers floral skirts and flowy blouses. As for home decor, the Gen Z age group is all about skateboard decor and Millennials are creating calming crystal rooms.
The divide even stretches into the beauty world too. Gen Z is about glossy natural looks like pink and brown lip glosses while Millennials prefer more glittery lips. Gen Z is shopping for press-on nails as well as looking for pastel nail art but Millennials are more into acrylic nails with more bold designs like cow-print and rainbows.
Even though there are stark differences, there is some common ground. Both age groups are still into Y2K trends for the home since they’ve increased 30x and 38x, respectively for Gen Z and Millennials. Whichever way you sway, as long as you’re wearing and shopping for items that you love and feel good in, then who’s to say what’s right or wrong?
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