Trends of 2020 We Want to Leave Behind

By Molli Curtis

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School '22

Addison Rae and Charli D'Amelio

If there is one thing we all count on for guidance, it’s trends. Whether they are emerge from Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok, trends are constantly spreading and directing people on what is cool and “in.” However, some trends definitely are short lived and should be kept in 2020. After the chaotic whirlwind of a year 2020 was, I think we all agree only the best is allowed this year.


First things first, as much as I love it, I think we all have seen enough tie dye to last a lifetime. A nice quarantine hobby of many decided to take over our instagram feeds and our closets. I love my tie dye clothes and it’s so nice to see people occupied in this time of stress, but, I think we are tie dyed out;maybe we can move to a different pattern? Psychedelic prints and airbrush seem to be making a slight comeback, will we be seeing those in 2021? Only time will tell.


While still on the discussion of clothes, we need to have a talk about skinny jeans. Sometimes they work and other times they are a complete fail. They are not always the most flattering pants and let's not even bring up how uncomfortable they are. Personally, I believe a baggier fit to your jeans is the perfect change we need in 2021. Also, patchwork jeans with a bunch of different patterns and washes deliver the radiance of the chaotic energy we love to hate; therefore in 2020 they will stay. To make one more point about fashion, no more plain white Air Force Ones, please.


For this one, I might be a little biased, due to my incoordination and inability to successfully achieve Tiktok transitions but they reached the end of their time long ago. They become slowly but surely a less popular trend on the app. This trend, being too incomprehensible for many proves its diminishing existence and why we can say goodbye to transitions.


One last thing I’m crossing my fingers for is that we leave behind masks and empty hand sanitizer bottles . I can’t wait for the world to be open again and give huge hugs to all my friends. I think we can all agree with that one. Since the vaccine is getting out, hopefully this dream will become a reality sooner than we think.


On the other hand, with all this being left in 2020, maybe we should also discuss what we want in 2021 with us. In terms of clothing, I’m hoping for the 90’s making a comeback, as well as chunky sweaters and rings. Definitely lots of color to represent the brightness we have ahead of us, instead of the black abyss of 2020. But most importantly, positivity and love are always trending so let's definitely carry that throughout 2021!



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