Something that's fashionable is in style. Your cousin might insist that wearing wide-brimmed fishing hats is very fashionable right now.

Things that are very trendy or popular are fashionable, whether they're a brand of jeans or a particular baked good that everyone seems to be eating. A person who follows these trends can also be described as fashionable: "Did you see John walk by wearing those yellow boots and eating a huge doughnut? He's so fashionable." The noun fashion is at the root of fashionable, with its Old French origin, façon, "face, appearance, design, or beauty."

Definitions of fashionable
  1. adjective
    being or in accordance with current social fashions
    fashionable clothing”
    “the fashionable side of town”
    “a fashionable cafe”
    synonyms: stylish
    a la mode, in style, in vogue, latest, modish
    in the current fashion or style
    fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept
    dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, snappy, spiffy, spruce
    marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
    faddish, faddy
    intensely fashionable for a short time
    groovy, swagger
    (British informal) very chic
    currently fashionable
    cutting-edge, up-to-date, with-it
    in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style
    mod, modern, modernistic
    relating to a recently developed fashion or style
    old-time, olde worlde, quaint
    attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
    swank, swanky
    imposingly fashionable and elegant
    trend-setting, trendsetting
    initiating or popularizing a trend
    trendy, voguish
    in accord with the latest fad
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    unfashionable, unstylish
    not in accord with or not following current fashion
    antique, demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat, outmoded, passe, passee, vintage
    out of fashion
    marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past
    dowdy, frumpish, frumpy
    primly out of date
    fogyish, moss-grown, mossy, stick-in-the-mud, stodgy
    (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    no longer fashionable
    no longer fashionable
    of long duration; not new
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  2. adjective
    having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
    synonyms: stylish
    chic, smart, voguish
    elegant and stylish
    affectedly trendy and fashionable
    classy, posh, swish
    elegant and fashionable
    flashily stylish
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    styleless, unstylish
    lacking in style or elegance
    lacking in smartness or taste
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  3. adjective
    patronized by
    regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
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