Tastes & Trends: 2010 to 2015

July 20, 2017
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It’s always interesting to see what changes over just a few short years. Today we flash back to the trends of 2010 and compare them with the trends of 2015. It’s amazing what a difference 5 years can make!

Tastes & Trends: 2010 to 2015

AROUND THE HOUSE

People Are Talking About:

2010

  • Artwork depicting homeowners’ own DNA

  • Basement karaoke bars where performances are filmed and scored on Web sites

  • High-quality craftsmanship by Amish woodworkers and builders

2015

  • Bright walls in mint greens, turquoises, pale yellows, and oranges

  • Freestanding walls of water, illuminated by colored lights

  • Wider, thinner handmade bricks in a variety of colors

IN THE GARDEN

What Everybody’s Talking About & Doing:

2010

  • Using “push” lawn mowers

  • Matching outdoor flowers to indoor room colors

  • Architectural effects: containers, arbors, and plants as sculpture

2015

  • Building cold rooms or root cellars

  • Grafting different varieties on one plant (e.g., tomatoes with potatoes, multiple apples on a single tree)

  • Swapping seeds

PASSION FOR FASHION

Ladies:

2010

  • Eco-conscious dresses made from recycled materials

  • Sandals with designs on foot beds and linings or soles in contrasting fabrics

  • Men’s V-neck t-shirts, vests, motorcycle jackets, baggy jeans, and fedoras

2015

  • Slim pants with high waistlines

  • Leather in sweatpants and square-cut sweatshirts

  • Motorcycle jackets in colorful hues

Gentlemen:

2010

  • Pajama-inspired jackets with colored piping, spread-open shirt collars, and loose drawstring pants

  • Moccasins and boat shoes in navy blue, red, and green

  • Plaid shirts, especially the bock pattern “buffalo” plaid in red/black

2015

  • Double-breasted suits

  • Fur trim on hats, boots, and parkas

  • Pleats and cuffs on pants

OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS

People Are Talking About:

2010

  • Putting identifying microchips in pets, due to increasing thefts of purebreds

  • Fitness contests for plump pets

2015

  • Chickens, diapered and running around the house

  • Subscriptions for pet treats and toys

  • Pets using electronic devices to entertain themselves while home alone

We hope you enjoyed our comparison of tastes and trends between our two editions of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 5 years apart. It’s always shocking to see the dramatic shift in trends over such a short time period. Pick up our latest 2015 edition to see even more!

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