Friday 5 // #6

5 Trends of the 2000s I Hope Never Return

 
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Must I only pick 5?

This week we're talking 5 trends I hope never return. It might get brutal, but the opinions are strong. Guys...I did some recon on this, because I wanted to confirm these trends being strong in the 2000 - 2009 time span. Wikipedia has some pretty fascinating stuff on trends by the decade. Cross cultural, global, it's incredible! I went down a pretty large rabbit hole, but it was so educational! Most enjoyable: 2000s in Fashion; 2010s in Fashion.

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So, here we go! Friday Five, Week 6...


Gauchos

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I'm super into jeggings, boyfriend jeans, high-waist pants, tapered legs, wide leg pants, shoot, I'm even into the mom-jean...BUT IF GAUCHOS EVER RETURN. So help me. These things were the bane of my high school existence. They are flattering on exactly one body type, and everyone else is just stuck trying to make them fetch. Stretchy, flowy, terribleness. 

Teeny Tiny Purses

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You know the ones. These were pretty much pre-me owning a purse, but they were EVERYWHERE. I think on a good day they could've held a flip phone and a tube of lip stick. You know how they say everything comes back around, but in a slightly different way? PLZ make that true for this trend. I can't.

Juicy Sweatsuits

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Similar to gauchos, these puppies literally look cute on like 5% of the female population. I'm a big fan of the oversized tee that covers much, whether in shorts or leggings or jeans. The sweatsuits were not made for this. Bad bad bad. But like, I read they were coming back, in a more relaxed fit. Nooo. Also, sidenote, Nicole Richie recently did a throw back magazine shoot from all her famous looks of the early '00s. If you were ever a fan or a hater, these photos are GEMS. Team Nicole. 

Bubble Hemlines

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I don't really have any solid reasons against the ole bubble dress, but they just really bother me. It almost looks like the skirt or dress has been deflated, like it's missing volume. And where's the hem? Oh, tucked underneath. Riiiiight. Makes sense. They look bottom heavy and just nah.

Preppy Everything

 
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Layering polos, Popping collars, Lacoste and Polo everything. Paying 90 dolla for a 1 inch logo. Please noooooooooooooooo. 

Last thought: Still a trend, but y'all, what are we going to do when the Cold Shoulder trend is dead? There's going to be a lot of shoulderless tops and dresses without homes out there.

So...what do you think? Tell me what you hope you've said goodbye to forever in your closet.

I would love any feedback y'all have!

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