I’m Good Luv, It’s Almost 2020

Things To Leave Out Of The New Year

That’s a wrap! The year 2019 has been full of come-ups and L’s, but now it’s time for us to chase big success and even bigger bags in 2020. Keep it 100 though and admit that you’ve done stuff this year that you aren’t proud of. Or, maybe you are. Either way, let’s all agree that these cringe-worthy trends have no place in the new decade.

  1. The Downward Gaze IG Pose

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Is he praying? Thinking of a master plan? Showing off his cut? The world will never know.

  1. Ultra Thick Brows

This is so distracting. Let’s keep it a little more natural in 2020.

  1. Calling These “Baby Hairs”

You haven’t been a baby in years. These are just your edges…covered in gel.

  1. Girls With Big Sneakers

This was never stylish and shouldn’t have made it into 2019 in the first place.

  1. Overusing The Word “Toxic”

Instead of calling people out, let’s keep them accountable by suggesting solutions for their bad behavior.

  1. Keeping The Designer Tags On Your Clothes

For lack of better words, this just makes your clothes look freshly stolen.

  1. Lil Fizz And Apryl Jones’ Relationship

Because, who REALLY understands what’s going on here?

  1. The Money Phone

Pics like these look like massive acne breakouts waiting to happen.

  1. Procrastination

How long will it take for us to realize that everything we rushed to do in two hours could’ve been accomplished in the same two hours, two weeks ago? Minus all of the stress of course.

  1. Thrasher Shirts

These shirts were meant for a skater culture that most of us were never a part of. I think the term appropriation is appropriate here.

  1. The Phrase “No Cap”

Seriously, the only person who sounds cool saying this is Future. No exceptions.

  1. “Periodt”

In the words of my best friend and SIUE graduate, Catherine Austin, “We already know that every great statement and comeback ends with a period.”


By Marilyn Koonce, Northern Illinois University Alumna

IG: @miskoonce


Written by Marilyn Koonce

Marilyn Koonce is a media aficionada and Northern Illinois University graduate with a lot to say. From pop culture to music to opinion pieces, she can write about it all!

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