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2000’S TRENDS WE HOPE WILL MAKE A COMEBACK

Cringe-worthy or fashion-forward? Hard to tell.

The fact that we’d totally wear all of Rachel Green’s outfits is proof that when it comes to fashion, what goes around really does come around. But there are some trends that haven’t managed their way back into the mainstream quite yet, and we’re pretty bummed about it.

BLAZERS OVER HOODIES

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Ah yes, the outfit version of a mullet. Business in the front, party in the back—this look would be perfect for when you need to hit your exercise class directly after work!

CHUNKY HIGHLIGHTS

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Imagine how much time you could save by not having to look for a good hairdresser because with this look, a botched dye job was desired. Buh-bye, balayage!

JUICY TRACKSUITS

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This terrycloth track wear was an absolute must-have, and for obvious reasons. Thankfully, word on the street is that #trackisback, but I’m not totally convinced yet. Fingers crossed.

NECKTIES AS BELTS

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Tbh, I can’t afford a nice leather belt, and this seems like the next best thing. If I can steal a tie from my dad’s closet, shoddily wrap it around my waist, and call it fashion, I’m all for it.

SHRUGS

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Shrugs were the sh*t, and there’s absolutely no reason why they aren’t still. Vests keep your torso warm but your arms cold, and shrugs do the opposite, so why are vests still around and shrugs aren’t?! I need answers.

BOOTCUT JEANS

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Skinny jeans? Too constraining. Flare jeans? Too spacious. Bootcut jeans allowed your ankles the perfect amount of breathing room. A bedazzled pair was especially nice for when you wanted to add some sparkle to your ensemble.

GAUCHOS

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Gauchos — the less controversial leggings. No one tried to argue that gauchos aren’t “real pants” like they do with leggings, yet they are equally as comfy! Sounds like a win-win to me.

Think these styles should come back, or should the past stay in the past? Let us know in the comments.

(Featured image via minq.com)

Californian stuck in the Midwest for undergrad. Editorial Intern for VINA. Hiker. Writer. Eater. Nothing beats a well-made sandwich or a well-crafted sentence. You can reach me at annamarie.higley@gmail.com.

2 comments on “2000’S TRENDS WE HOPE WILL MAKE A COMEBACK

  1. I hope I never see ANYTHING velour again as long as I live! Those jumpsuits were god awful.

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  2. maggiejurow

    The skirt of jeans thing needs to be a subset of the Gaucho category

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