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    16 Trends From The 2010s I Seriously Hope Never Come Back, And 16 I Sincerely Hope Do

    Mom jeans are out, jeggings are in.

    I unironically *love* 2010s fashion.

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    Maybe it's because I lost most of my teenage years to school uniforms, or maybe it's because I'm still a Tumblr kid at heart. Either way, I'm excited for the trend cycle to continue.

    Since Y2K fashion has recently come back into style, the return of the 2010s aesthetic is inevitable.

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    Fingers crossed it coincides with the release of Red (Taylor's Version), i.e. the soundtrack to my high school years.

    However, not ~everything~ from the 2010s should make a comeback.

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    So, in both cringe and celebration, here are some 2010s trends I seriously hope never come back and some I seriously hope make their grand return.

    1. Colorful skinny jeans can stay in the Smithsonian.

    Taylor Swift wore bright skinny jeans and a striped shirt on her "Red" tour
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    I wore this exact outfit to school probably once a week my junior and senior year, down to the red lipstick. Looking back, I'm realizing I went to school dressed as Louis from One Direction.

    2. Flared skater skirts should become a classic closet staple.

    above the knee flared skirt
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    Listen, they're cute, they're comfortable, and they look good on basically everyone. And they used to come in so many styles!

    3. Heavy contouring can stay in #TBT pictures.

    Kim Kardashian started this trend
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    I will forever be grateful to this trend for being the reason I got so into beauty. However, it took years to get my clear skin back. I'll stick with just a little bronzer now.

    4. Bold highlighting needs to come back so I can use the loose highlighters I bought two years ago.

    NikkiTutorials was a big influencer on this trend
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    It took me a long time to let go of the super glowy highlighter look, and tbh I totally miss it. I still have quite a few loose highlighters (and highlighter palettes and liquid highlighters). I just can't bear to get rid of them.

    5. The appropriation of "Aztec" print needs to stay in the past.

    a "tribal" print in neon colors
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    This never should've been a thing.

    6. I hope galaxy print returns from outer space.

    colorful swirls against a black background
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    This is the one trend I regret not participating in more. I would wear the heck out of a pair of galaxy print Doc Martens in 2021.

    7. Boat shoes should sink to the bottom of the proverbial ocean.

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    These always gave me such bad vibes. Why do you need boat shoes if you're nowhere near the water, Chad?

    8. Knee-high boots should return and stay forever.

    they were a staple in any emo closet
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    Is this because I have an incredible pair of knee-high boots I got for like $10 sitting in the back of my closet? Yes. Is this also because wearing them makes me feel like I'm channeling Black Widow? Absolutely.

    9. Let's agree to never bring back matte lipsticks, please.

    it was so drying
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    This exact shade of desert-dry lavenderish lipstick was my signature during my sophomore year of college, and my lips are still recovering. We shouldn't do this to ourselves again.

    10. Let's bring back the dark lipstick colors, though.

    cranberry/ emo colors
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    My favorite lipstick shades by the end of college were called "vamp" and "sad girl," which should tell you everything you need to know.

    11. The hipster glasses can stay in the 2010s.

    Joe Jonas wore them
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    In middle school, I thought it was so cute to pop the lenses out of 3-D glasses from the movie theater and wear them. Then when I got real glasses, this is the style of frame I chose. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to choose something else.

    12. Mustaches deserve a renaissance.

    handlebar mustache
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    Controversial, yes, but in a society that loves strawberry cows and Squishmallows, I think the mustaches could be really cute again. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the mustache finger tattoos became a TikTok trend.

    13. Ombre hair should remain a thing of the past.

    brunette faded into blonde
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    We've progressed beyond the need for this.

    14. We should make dip-dyed hair a thing this summmer.

    Demi Lovato did it in 2012
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    It's a good thing I'm not blonde, because I would've ruined my hair with Kool-Aid in middle school while trying to replicated this look.

    15. Let's leave gladiator sandals in a time capsule.

    sandals with cross-cross straps up to your knees
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    All these do is take too much time to put on and give you weird tan lines.

    16. The rockstud heel should make its way back.

    rockstar studs on the straps
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    TBH, I don't care if we bring back the OG Valentino shoes, bur I just want these studs to be on everything again.

    17. Incredibly ripped jeans can go in the trash where they belong.

    there's a giant hole ripped in Gigi Hadid's jeans
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    A few rips here and there is cute, but at some point, you might as well wear shorts instead.

    18. Jeggings need to be brought back.

    jeans that are also leggings
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    I wore my jeggings from Selena Gomez's K-mart collection to threads. Working from home has made me never want to wear jeans again, so I think jeggings are the perfect solution.

    19. Shutter shades shouldn't come back to haunt us.

    thin slits make these glasses useless
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    These are somehow worse than those awful tiny sunglasses.

    20. Make crackle nail polish happen again.

    cracked nail polish that lets another color shine through
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    This trend was over way too soon. I want to wear black crackle nail polish every day.

    21. Let the hair feather extensions fly back in time.

    a fly fishing lure clipped into your hair
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    This trend was short-lived for a reason. It kinda looks like dip-dyed raccoon tails.

    22. Bring back those little hair bows Bethany Mota used to wear.

    cutesy DIY bows
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    They're basically the millennial version of the JoJo bow. What's not to love?

    23. Fanny packs should disappear from the public conscience for the rest of time.

    a small bag that straps around your waist
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    I think the name alone is a good enough reason.

    24. We deserve to wear flower crowns again.

    a circlet of fake flowers
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    Coachella fashion will always be such a vibe.

    25. Cold shoulder tops can stay at the back of the freezer.

    shirt with shoulder cut-outs
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    I still don't understand where this trend even came from.

    26. High-low skirts should come back.

    short in the front and long in the back
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    Full disclosure, I had my prom dress altered to have a high-low skirt. They're the best of both worlds.

    27. There's no room for wedge sneakers into the 2020s.

    platform heels crossed with hightops
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    These always seemed like a broken bone waiting to happen.

    28. Ankle booties deserve a comeback.

    ankle-height boots
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    They're perfect for every occasion, really.

    29. We should leave patterned leggings behind.

    cat print leggings
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    It was fun while it lasted, but I'm glad it's over now.

    30. Everything should be millennial pink again.

    gorgeous delicate pink
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    Maybe I'm only saying this because everything I own is still this color, but can you blame me? It's so pretty.

    31. The Instagram brows should be completely faded out.

    thick, sharp eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow
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    While I'm forever grateful to Cara Delevingne for inspiring this life-changing trend for those of us who grew up hating our thick eyebrows, I'm glad we've moved past the harsh lines and sharp angles in favor of a more natural look. It's what Cara would want.

    32. And finally, let's bring back the fake freckles.

    freckles created with henna or brown makeup
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    Why wouldn't you want to look like a sun-kissed fairy? Combined with the cream blush that's all over TikTok, fake freckles would be absolutely adorable.

    Did I miss any 2010s trends you'd like to see brought back in the 2020s? Or can you not believe I'd want a certain style to return? Let me know in the comments!

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