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If there’s one place you’re certain to stumble upon trendy fashion trends, it’s TikTok. With over 500 million monthly active users, the video-sharing platform has established itself as the place to be for fashion-related content. Now, many of the trending videos showcase some really innovative and stylish products that you might want to consider trying out.

One of the most prominent products to arise from TikTok is waist beads. Since launching in May 2019, the trend-setter BFF (best friends forever) KSI and Chloe have both been spotted wearing the gorgeous, golden-yellow rings on social media. And, since then, the trend has blown up. Now, you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone rocking these beaded displays of friendship.

What is it about these two specific pairs of friends that resonates with people? Perhaps it’s their laidback style. Or the fact that they’re both very open about their personal lives. Whatever the reason, these two buddies have inspired a whole microgeneration to want to be just like them. As a result, you’ll see many people rocking on their own social media accounts. With the hashtag #BBuff and #BFFinMyCircles.

Why Are People Embracing These Fashion Trends On TikTok?

In today’s ever-evolving world, where social media is concerned, trends emerge in all shapes and sizes. And, when it comes to lifestyle and fashion, TikTok has proven itself to be a platform that can support and carry forward established trends as well as give rise to entirely new trends that haven’t been seen before. So, it should come as no great surprise that the best friends vibe has hit such a chord with people on TikTok. But, why did this specific friendship pairing inspire a whole social media trend?

In an interview with Elle, BFF KSI said: “Honestly, I didn’t think much about [the friendship bracelet trend] until the #BBuff hashtag started trending. Up until then, I had only ever seen people wearing them as a symbol of solidarity, for events and things like that. I had never actually thought about wearing them yourself. Then, when people started tweeting about their #BFFs and using the hashtag #BBuff, I thought it was a really cool way to embrace our friendship and that it was a really fun concept to do something different with our jewellery. So, I had a little play around and came up with the idea of the waist beading.”

These days, it’s safe to say that everyone’s into jewellery that compliments their body shape. Whether it’s a delicate gold chain that drapes gently around your neck or a statement bar necklace that draws attention to itself, these days, people often opt for piece of jewellery that suits their figure. So, for the ‘buffs, the look is very much in line with today’s trends. However, this was certainly not the case when the friendship symbol trend first emerged. Back then, people were opting for large chokers that dwarfed their small, slender necks. Nowadays, when people are looking for a way to slim down, they often turn to non-traditional methods. And what better way to show your support for a friend or family member than by putting a necklace around their waist?

TikTok is a platform that prides itself on being “unfiltered” and “vibrant”. Meaning that the content on the platform is meant to be both captivating and engaging, as well as reflect the personalities, thoughts, and feelings of its users. So, it’s no wonder that the trend-setter BFFs chose this platform to launch their friendship bracelet trend. As a user himself, Kevin said: “I just love how informal and easy it is to be on TikTok. You never feel like you’re being watched or judged. You can just be yourself and have fun.” And what better way to have fun than by trying out a new trend?

Where Do These Fashion Trends Go From Here?

If these two trend-setters have inspired so many people, where do they go from here? Well, based on the latest trends that have emerged since their hashtag hit the trend board, it’s safe to assume that these fashion statements will soon be as popular as they are today. In fact, the friendship bracelet trend is already showing signs of being ahead of its time. As mentioned, many people on TikTok have been seen wearing these statement items as a way to support and show their solidarity for a friend or family member. However, based on the recent trends that have surfaced, it’s evident that people are also choosing to wear these bracelets as a way to express their individuality, too.

Take, for example, this gorgeous, brown-skinned woman who has chosen to wear a vibrant orange and black stripe bracelet. The combination of these two bold, yet complementary colours will definitely catch the eyes of anyone who sees her. So, while the trend-setter BFFs continue to lead the way, it’s evident that other users are also taking the lead on their own behalf. And what a better place for them to do so than on TikTok?