Wearing sprouts on your head is the latest fashion trend from China
Forget Paris, Milan and New York. The real deal when it comes to the best fashion trends comes straight out of Beijing. What cool kids wear these days is an accessory that clips onto your hair and looks like a sprout is growing out of your head.
Here is a gallery that will give you some inspiration on sprout fashion:
Before you start over analyzing and thinking that this trend is a plan to connect humans to nature, or a social commentary on the air pollution that affects the city, it's nothing so deep. The sprouts are simply a reference to a cartoon character, which people started emulating at a cosplay convention and it set the standard for the nouveau cute. The basic version comes with a regular sprout and a couple of leaves, but many variations are available on the e-commerce website Taobao, such as flowers, mushrooms and fruits.
The Beijinger seems to be just as puzzled about these wearable sprouts and commented:
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