We may like to think that we're 'down with the kids' and know a trend when we see one but the reality is that today's 20/30-something culture is a world apart from what's going on with teenagers.
Whether its the latest slang word or iPhone app, you can nearly guarantee that we're only starting to use it months (or years!) after it has become de rigeur in secondary schools around the country.
With this in mind, we decided to hand over the reins to 16-year-old student Rebecca Stafford to see which of our favourite trends are still relevant and what we should be looking out for next.
Here's the verdict...
"I may be 16 years old, but that doesn't mean I can't teach you a thing or two.
After reading about the trends that were popular among the previous generation, it became clear to me that you guys had a very different sense of fashion to teenagers these days.
I’d like to educate you, old people of Ireland, so here is a list of the most popular teenage trends at the moment.
Almost every teenage girl is wearing some form or style of choker, whether it be a string choker or a thick one.
You can pick 'em up cheap in Penneys for €3-4.
The highlight and contour trend is probably one of the most popular make-up trends among teenage girls as they strive to keep their highlight on fleek. You might have adding a bit of strobing to your routine but this is a whole other level.
I have mixed emotions myself, simply because it's a bit too much effort.
3. Fishnets under ripped jeans
Wearing black fishnet tights under blue jeans has become a new trend recently as the grunge look is coming back.
I can't decide if this is cool or weird.
4. Pandora rings
The Pandora Princess ring was a big trend around Christmas and every girl is either wearing one or wants one.
I love Pandora princess rings. They come in two colours, silver (€49) and rose (€59). I have one myself and I'm fairly confident that it's the prettiest thing ever.
5. Bold liner
Black winged eyeliner is a must for girls.
I wear winged eyeliner on almost every day of the week, it takes a while to perfect and tutorials are hard to follow as everyone’s eye shape is different, but it's simple once you get the hang of it.
Whatever you're wearing already, max it.
6. Bomber jackets
I can confirm that both teenage boys and girls have an obsession with bomber jackets of every colour under the rainbow.
Celebrities seem to love those things, which probably explains why they’re in almost every shop right now.
7. Skater skirts
Skater skirts are simple short A-line skirts. They're really popular among teenage girls because they can easily fit into most outfits.
I love the look of skater skirts and they're great for going out to casual parties as they can look both casual and dressy.
8. Overlined lips
Overlining of lips is big with teenagers, following on from the popularity of lip fillers among celebrities.
Kylie Jenner uses this trick, or at least claims to. I personally don’t like this trend at all, because not many people can pull off the look and it generally looks messy and painfully obvious.
Superstars are a range of Adidas shoes and they’re seriously hot right now.
Most of my friends would hardly ever leave the house without wearing a pair of these, but personally I don't see what the big deal is.
10. Denim jackets
Denim is back and every teenage boy or girl has some sort of denim jacket, whether it be a bright blue one, a black one, or one that's fluffy on the inside.
I mean, if Cara Delevingne is doing it, why wouldn't we?