This is a complete guide to using Trendi in The Sims 4 High School Years. It will provide you with everything you need to know about Trendi.
Trendy is the online platform in Sims 4 where you can create stylish outfits and sell them online essentially creating iconic looks and earning money.
Trendy is accessed from your sims phone and you can shop for outfits on the platform. But you can’t preview the clothes you’re buying.
The trendy platform also updates hourly but the changes are usually subtle rather than a full refresh of completely new outfits every hour. Now if you buy a trendy outfit, it will appear in your inventory and you can choose to wear it whenever you like.
You can also gift it to another sim or you can put the item back up for sale on trendy. It is where you can mark up the price of the outfit and sell it for a profit.
But it’s not just about reselling outfits, you can head yourself over to thrifty in copperdale. You’ll find clothing rack objects and you can use these to create your fashion looks.
A side note is that you can place the clothing wrap objects anywhere in both other community lots and residential lots and then use them to create fashionable looks.
But you know the thrifty community has a vibe. When you choose to create looks, it will send you into a creator sim where you’ll do just that and each look requires a top, bottom, shoes, and a name.
In the top left, you’ll be able to name your look and you can choose from a range of options or make your very own custom name.
You can hover over your look on the bottom right, the bag design and the style type will update depending on the clothes you pick. Pressing the plus button here will let you create additional looks which is very helpful as you likely don’t want to be going back into creator sim for every single new look that you make.
The looks that you make are unisex by nature and can be sold and worn by both males and females sims.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that you’ll have to pay for this look with each item of clothing or accessory adding up. Usually, it’ll sit somewhere between 100 to 300 simoleons.
Now, this is a little bit complex but if you create multiple looks in one sitting, then you can’t reuse the same pieces of clothing across looks as they’ll be sold out.
If you make and then sell a look on trendy, you’ll still be unable to use that piece of clothing in the future looks as it’ll say it’s still sold out.
On the other hand, clothes from looks that you’ve made and are still in your inventory will appear with a yellow border and you can still use them.
The key takeaway is that if you have a piece of clothing that you want to use in multiple looks, then you don’t have to sell an outfit containing it to other sims. Also, clothes appearing as sold out appears to be household-specific. So if a clothing option is locked for one sim, it will also be locked for other members of their households. But it won’t be lost for an entirely different household.
The clothes you have available to make looks with also change over time. You’ll notice that you don’t have the full create a sim range available to you when making looks.
Once you’ve created the looks that you want, you need to click on Done and they will appear in your inventory. Now you can wear it from your inventory essentially extending your wardrobe or you can list it for sale. When you list it for sale, the retail price will be visible and then you can choose a markup for profit.
It’s good to start relatively low as it can be hard to sell things at the start when you have no followers on trendy. But note that every sale you make will get you, followers, on the trendy platform. Having more followers makes selling clothes easier and will allow you to slowly but surely raise the price that you sell outfits to make money.
When an item is listed for sale, its background will change from white to pink and it will stay listed for about a day before it automatically uplifts itself.
You can constantly list it again if you want to. On the other hand, if it sells, then the outfit background will gain pink stripes and then you can click on it to ship it. It will net you that sweet profit and a few followers and even a bit of experience towards your sims entrepreneur skill.
Note that there are filters in your sims inventory that will make the process much more organized.
In particular, you can filter to include all trendy or click the subcategories to show only outfits which are available to list, only those listed, or only those outfits which have sold.
Hovering over the outfit in your inventory will let you know what trend the outfit fits into. As well as whether or not it currently has the hot girl blessing of the masses which is shown through how much hype it has.
First, let’s have a look at trends that change over time.
You can check the latest trends in the trendy section of your phone which will help direct you in terms of what trends to focus on and what to avoid. Based on whether it’s trending high or low.
It can be worth avoiding selling outfits that are lined to a trend that’s low and doing whatever you can to sell outfits that are trending high, even making outfits yourself that align with this trend.
Now let’s look at the hype. If you’re wearing a look, then you can use the phone to promote the look in the trendy section. Depending on how much of a hit your outfit is with the masses, it can increase or decrease the hype of that outfit. Note that this tends to be a bit random. But you won’t lose trendy followers when the hype decreases.
If hype increases, you’ll gain a few trendy followers and it is a really good interaction to spam to gain lots of fast followers. You need to spam this enough and not only you will get a decent amount of followers quite quickly but likely your outfit will now have some hot hype. It can help you sell the outfit easier.
There are some depop, exclusive outfits that will appear when creating outfits and there’s a tag in the interface to find them easily. Also trendy isn’t available for kids.
The iconic reward trait you get for completing the admired icon aspiration. It makes promoting a look succeed much more often, meaning it’s easier to generate hype around your outfits.
Now trendy followers are separate from social bunny followers and side hustle or influencer followers. Also, separate from fans that you get from live streaming, and from the regular followers too.
To find out how many trendy followers you have, you can use the check followers interaction from the trendy section of your phone. Starting a business on trendy can tie in nicely with fashion-inspired gameplay and you can always consider ways to complement this.
One way to use the base game is to go into the style influencer career as an adult which has two rather cool perks setting style trends and giving sims a makeover.
You can get both of the perks in each of the stylist and trendsetter branches however the stylist branch unlocks makeovers earlier at level 6 in the career and you won’t get trends until level 10. The trendsetter branch will unlock style trends earlier at level 7 of the career and makeovers at level 8.
Giving sims a makeover is a friendly interaction that allows you to change exactly how they look including their clothes and hair.
Setting trends is actioned by clicking on your sim and then you can set separate masculine and feminine trends essentially you pick cute or embarrassing outfits and townies will have a chance to start dressing in the outfits you pick. You can pick up to 5 trending outfits for each of the feminine and masculine trends and it’s just a fun little way to extend your style influence.
Another to consider is if you have the get-to-work expansion pack you can create a clothing retail store setting up a shop where you sell clothes to sims and with that, you’re at the end that’s a complete guide to making use of trendy in the sims 4.