Can you believe we’ve made it through another decade? So many trends have come and gone, come back around, and then left again. Fashion is truly repetitive and some trends never truly go away, but it is awesome to see how they change along the years.
I graduated from high school in 2010, so I am ecstatic that I am able to identify the trends so easily. There are so many trends that I could name for each year, but I narrowed it down to two.
Here are my top 10 fashion trends of the decade.
Who didn’t have a pair of these? Even though you couldn’t see out of them they looked pretty cool. Chicago’s very own Kanye West made this trend popular.
This is an example of how trends sometimes never go away. I made an entire “How To” video on this trend. Check it out!
Bandage Skirts & Dresses
I remember wearing a dress like this to my first handful of college parties. I really thought I was grown and I would wear it with a pair of heels I could barely walk in–embarrassing.
This was another favorite for me during college. I loved decorative tights! I would wear them with a pair of high-wasted shorts and a colorful vintage button up. It definitely was a 90’s vibe.
The infamous Charlotte Russe was known to have this in any color or style. This is one of the few trends that I could never get with, but some girls couldn’t live without them.
I definitely owned a few pair of these sneakers. They were never as comfortable as regular sneakers, but they did the trick of putting a girly spin on a sporty look.
These dresses were super cute and perfect for any occasion. This style is the exact opposite of the bandage dress. I love that it was more loose fitting and more fashionable.
I had sooooo many camo pieces and the majority of them were purchased from the thrift store. This trend never really went away either. Camo jackets have become a permanent part of men and women’s wardrobes.
These jackets were available in all types of patterns and styles. I think this jacket is the source of inspiration for the recently popular, cropped bubble coat.
Overalls became popular again during this time. They were often paired with crop tops and sneakers. I haven’t seen them worn or in stores lately, but who knows what the spring season may bring.
Button Front Skirts
This trend was born in the 70’s. It was perfect for fall and looked even cuter with a pair of tights and boots in the winter.
I’m not really into accessories, but this is something I could get behind. I love the way it makes your hands pop. Pair with a fresh set of nails and you need nothing more.
I will throw on a pair of mom jeans anytime. It was nice to get away from those tight skinny jeans and turn to something more comfortable.
Most girls were brave enough to get this piercing, but I was thankful for stores like Forever 21 that gave you the freedom to wear a faux septum ring.
The hit 90’s movie, Clueless, made this trend very popular. I think plaid is a trend that we will probably never get away from because it has become a permanent part of many people’s wardrobe.
This two-in-one trend was perfect for those who didn’t like wearing purses. It was truly the modern version of the fanny pack.
Recent controversy with animal cruelty has caused brands to be more mindful to ALL living creatures. Faux furs are easier to manufacture and dye, and even cheaper to purchase.
This trend from the 80’s/90’s made a huge comeback. These became so popular that men were even sporting them.
I wore more biker shorts than sundresses this summer. They were a lot more comfortable and easier to style.
Shoes, purses, dresses… you name it. Animal print has become a necessity to have in your wardrobe.
All these trends have brought back so many memories. I can’t wait to see what the next decade will bring to the fashion world!
By Brittanie Sturdivant, Sophomore, Open Campus Parsons School of Design