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I Wore These 9 Trends 5+ Years Ago, And They’re Already a Thing Again


I was going to save you the secondhand cringe of describing one of my favorite outfits that I wore in the 9th grade, but since I’m talking about nostalgic trends, I think it’s necessary. It was a striped sweater, bright red skinny jeans, a maxi crochet vest and of course, tall black Uggs. Before you ask—no, I don’t have any pictures. You may just be as surprised as I am when I say that all of the pieces I wore that day are trending highly this 2021, but in a much more elevated way. They’re not exactly the same as the pieces I scoured from the racks of Limited Too, Forever21, and Wet Seal—but the common themes are all there. 

There are a lot of comebacks made in 2021, from micro mini skirts to low-rise jeans, but the 9 below are ones that I have vivid clear memory wearing all throughout the ‘2010s. Think the era of Tumblr, Polyvore, and fashion bloggers galore. There are even some early ‘2000s trends that have made it into the mix too.I got a nostalgia trip just writing this story, but also got excited to incorporate these more modernized styles into my current wardrobe

If you didn’t own skinny jeans in all of the shades on the rainbow in 2021, what were you doing? Luckily the ones on the market right now have a more relaxed fit and are a little more flattering.

I still found some crochet pieces in my closet from high school. We saw plenty of the crochet theme in the summer, but it’s starting to trickle into sweaters for the season as well.

It was hard to be convinced on this one, but our editor Eliza made a good case for it. I’ll just have to try extra hard to remove the wedge Toms I wore in middle school from my brain.

Striped tops aren’t exactly “new” but the variety of options on the market right now is more than I’ve seen in a while. Plus, it seems like I see a new striped look on my Instagram feed everyday. I still remember pinning multiple looks from Alexa Chung wearing a simple striped top and high waisted skinny jeans.

I remember the excitement when I wore my new cargo pants with converse to my first day of school, I felt like Kim Possible and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday. 

Next, 10 Winter Trends I Found on Instagram After Scrolling for Way Too Long

Uggs sell in high volumes every year due to their comfort, but they’re often worn very casually while running errands or with loungewear. I’ve spotted Uggs on my Instagram feed with tastefully styled outfits, and it’s giving me flashbacks.

Whether it’s an actual leg warmer or tall socks, both will help you incorporate the nostalgic trend into your winter wardrobe. Pair with leggings and  boots like the old days, or style with a mini skirt like above.

Yup, arm warmers are back too.

Avril Lavigne used to wear ties, so I wore ties. I don’t think my dad ever caught me stealing them from his closet once. With the pop-punk scene on the rise in music, I’m not surprised it’s made it’s way into fashion.

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