While trying to pinpoint one word or trend to describe what is IN fashion, I am struggling. Although it seems like everyone dresses the same and all wears the same “uniform”, there is still an individuality to it. So to me, the idea of making the uniform unique is what is in fashion.
An example of this would be Alex and Ani bracelets. You see girls wearing multiple bracelets on her arm but each girl is wearing different bracelets and those bracelets have different meanings.
Another example of making the uniform unique is monograms. In the past few years the have become popular again in the forms of jewelry and on bags and sweaters. This season Burberry is offering a monogramed Poncho that is extremely popular with celebrities.
To me, what’s in fashion right now is being unique while still following the mainstream trends. Maybe this will lead to a trend where the “uniform” is no more.