Is 2010s Style Coming Back?
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021 — 7 comments
Trends and fashion styles are constantly being regurgitated and brought back into fashion a few decades later; right now it’s all about the resurgence of 2000s fashion and low-rise jeans. However, according to TikTok, the next decade of fashion to make a comeback will be the 2010s. Is it too soon? It may have only been 10 years since we were all wearing peplum tops, statement necklaces, and thick elasticated belts, but fashion fans on the platform are predicting they’re going to make a return.
One of the many TikTokers predicting this is Hali Brown-Onigbanjo of Nextwearer, who has made dissecting 2010s fashion a feature on her page. She says, “as someone who is a regular TikTok user, and was a teenage Tumblr user in the 2010s, it’s crazy to see how quickly things are making a comeback”. After seeing evidence of the next generation already starting to wear creepers and following the romantic soft grunge trend on TikTok, she predicts that asymmetric skirts and feathered hair extensions will be repeated too.
Brown-Onigbanjo also makes a point that the fashion of the 2010s was much more playful and she understands why teens of Gen Z are embracing it and recreating the energy from the decade too. Early 2010 fashion had a minor focus on DIY fashion. People created items such as fringe skirts and flower crowns, and even though we’re living in an era of short trend cycles, people are focusing on upcycling their clothes and developing their personal style.
Ari Arvand, a fashion TikToker, suggests it’s not just Gen Z who are hopping on this trend, but also designer labels like Givenchy who have developed peplum silhouettes in their new collection, and Valentino have hinted at the gladiator sandal trend from the 2010 decade. Other TikTok stars, including Mandy Lee, a trend forecaster on the app who made a TikTok about disco pants and Jeffrey Campbell Lita-style platforms coming back but in new and updated ways.
The question is, are you ready for 2010 fashion again, or are you still recovering from the first time around?
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