With 84 million followers and counting, Addison Rae is certified TikTok royalty. But even she has no idea what the future of the platform looks like.
“As for what’s next, who knows? But TikTok has influenced a lot of what the current trends are,” Rae, 20, tells Bustle. “There’s no age limit to fashion now. A lot of the generations have come together, especially through TikTok, and everyone’s able to relate to fashion more.”
While she may not have a crystal ball, the He’s All That star predicts that just like TikTok helped resurface 2000s trends for Gen Z — to several millennials’ dismay and disbelief — it’ll probably bring a different era to the forefront soon.
“Maybe another era of style is coming back,” she says. “I feel like we’ve kind of gone through the 2000s: fun, colorful, really bright. Maybe the next thing is a little more edgy.”
Edgy fashion was on the mood board for her look at the 2021 MTV Movie Awards, where she wore an ensemble by Christopher Esber. The rockstar-inspired outfit included a long black skirt and a skinny bandeau-style bra top.
“I loved [that] look [because] it was so fun, kind of edgy, and different than what I had normally done before,” she says. “That was just really fun to wear [and] made me feel really confident.”
If Rae’s theory about edginess proves true, her new collaboration with Pandora will be perfectly on-trend. She recently teamed up with the jeweler to relaunch its Pandora ME collection, which encourages creative expression for your every mood.
“I love the Pandora ME chain link bracelets,” Rae says. “I love the gunmetal color [because] it’s super edgy. But still, you can make it fun and personalize it — you can also attach them together and make a choker, which is super cute.”
She regularly mixes and matches her Pandora faves to coordinate with her everyday looks. “I switch out the mini dangles or even the colored connectors for each outfit that I can wear,” she says.
With autumn in full swing, Rae walks Bustle through some of the biggest Fall 2021 trends and what she loves (or doesn’t love) about them.