If your idea of what’s considered cool includes Netflix, takeaways, iPhones, and ice cream, then it’s time to revaluate your life choices because according to new research all of these things are so last year.
Instead, it’s all about Android, reusable coffee cups and going to the gym.
Exploring the cool-scale of 2,000 adults, researchers have put together a definitive list of what’s trendy in 2018 including everything from food and sport to tech, grooming and even hobbies.
When it comes to food trends, avocado aficionados will be pleased to hear that the fleshy green fruit is still considered cool as are other healthy options such as cooking from scratch, being teetotal, and filtered water.
That being said, the survey also revealed that having a balanced diet is super-stylish, meaning you can still get away with indulging in baking, pizza, coffee, craft ale and gin.
The health kick doesn’t stop at trendy fruit and veg though with sports like yoga, pilates and barreecore making the list alongside HIIT training and regular trips to the gym.
If fitness isn’t your thing, other hobbies that will up give you some serious cool points include hosting dinner parties, spending at charity shops, listening to records and helping the family, while a quarter admitted that staying in is the new going out.
Despite the impending death of facial hair, the data found that beards are still considered cool among the masses as are tattoos, and that Facebook and iPhones have been replaced by Instagram and Android.
Working from home and travelling off the beaten track were also found to be trendier, and an eco-conscious movement saw reusable coffee cups voted as one of the most popular items of 2018.
Surprisingly, just 18 per cent of participants considered themselves to be up-to-date with the latest trends, while three in 10 said they had been branded “cool” by work colleagues, best friends and even strangers.
Over a third of Brits added that they would be happy if they were described as “cool” by someone younger than themselves, with one in five admitting to getting a confidence boost from such forms of flattery.
Top 30 things which are considered “cool” in 2018:
- Reusable coffee cups
- Going on holiday to unusual places off the beaten track
- Going to the gym
- Having a balanced diet
- Staying in rather than going out
- Working from home
- Record players
- Fitness trackers
- Being able to cook from scratch
- Being teetotal or cutting back on your drinking/drinking alcohol free beverages
- Yoga/Pilates/ Barrecore
- Craft ale
- Hosting a dinner party
- Filter water bottles
- Frozen yogurt
- Android phones
- HIIT training
- Being a fan of things from ‘before your time’ / nostalgia
- Helping the family
- Charity shops
- The 80s
The research for this survey was conducted by frozen yogurt brand Yoomoo.
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