DON’T stop me now I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball. No, this is not just what enters my mind every time I go shopping for new clothes but rather song lyrics stuck in my head from a recent visit to the cinema.

Yes, I FINALLY went to see Freddie Mercury’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and it was everything I hoped it would be. But while I watched the tragic tale of Freddie’s short life unfold before me, aside from thinking ‘wow, what a guy’, I couldn’t help but notice the leather jacket, flared trousers and studded belt that I currently have in my wardrobe being perfectly rocked by the music icon.

While I have been a fan of Queen from a very young age thanks to my dad’s love for the band, it wasn’t until recently that I began to appreciate the late lead singer’s indisputable style.

My favourite outfit from a scene in the film when Queen are doing their stuff on stage, had to be the plunging sequin jumpsuit of which a similar style can be currently purchased from fashion brands ASOS, Missguided and Boohoo.

It was strange to see so many of the female items that fill our shops today being so amazingly worn by the late star. He was all about the shock factor, the bolder, the better. And this has continued with fashion today. It is no longer about following the crowd and fitting in, it’s about us all being brave enough to be Freddie and daring to be different in every way.

More and more people today are striving to be their own fashion icons and set trends before anyone else. However, I have to question if this stops iconic styles from continuing in the way that so many of Mr Mercury’s have. If shoppers and style influencers are constantly looking for the next best thing, will classic styles still prevail in years to come?

While I have no doubt shops will forever stock tributes to Freddie’s abundance of leather biker jackets – studded, buckled and embellished beyond belief – I can’t help but feel that more recent styles, which could have once met the criteria of everlasting trends, are slipping through the cracks into the realm of fads that will eventually be forgotten.

Maybe it is time we stopped having such a ball seeking the next best thing and paused to reflect on what we are letting pass by.

Until next time, stay stylish Glasgow.