The stereotypical role models are disappearing (you know the wife in the kitchen and husband learning his father’s trade kinda thing). Our identity is largely determined by our surroundings. Now those surroundings are changing constantly, our identities are made up of all these loose parts being replaced constantly. It has become more difficult to pin down who we are and where we belong in this online globalized world. Some kind of counter reaction seems to have developed though. Trends are tying us together. Millennials in their normcore uniforms are joining forces and creating a new sense of belonging.
I believe that the millennial’s sense of belonging or need for a sense of belonging, has been expressed through fashion for a long time. Trends and bloggers dominate our buying habbits and over time we may have developed a ‘millennial uniform’ consisting of Adidas slippers, turtle necks and washed denim.
What do you think? Does globalization give us a way of expressing ourselfs in new ways and thus does it make us more unique or does it kill a unique sense of style by over-generalizing fashion?