Social media is the best place to go to keep up with what’s happening now. Specifically, TikTok has taken off with dance challenges, quick stories, pranks and fashion inspiration.
TikTok was originally released in 2016 but it’s become more popular now along with other apps such as Triller and Musical.ly. Although many users use it to participate in trending dance challenges and comedic stories, some users are starting to gain fashion inspiration from the app.
Quick edits on the app makes it easy for users to “hop” from one outfit to the next while commenting on what they’re wearing. This feature is what sets TikTok apart from other social media apps and the usage of the app adds to the many other platforms designers, influencers and people with good fashion sense can use to showcase their talent. Also, because it is in video format, users have the option of downloading the video(s) they created and uploading them on other social media platforms. Trends are reaching more audiences this way and more people, mainly teens and young adults, are choosing to participate in the trend.
Some of the popular videos consist of Chriselle Lim, the “rich mom” who showed us how to wear monochrome red and the array of women who give styling and makeup tips and tutorials. Brands like Urban Outfitters, Nike and Pretty Little Thing are becoming more popular from TikTok along with designs put together from thrift shopping, DIY and those who promote their friends’ designs.
TikTok and many other social media platforms serve the purpose of expressing creativity and being virtually social. With all the unique features of these apps, it’s easy to keep up with many trends that fit individual interests.