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Will designer tracksuits make a comeback?

We’re all picturing it. Someone we knew, maybe a celeb or maybe our neighbour or sister wearing one of those tracksuit pants. They were everywhere and they were in.

I think Britney when I think Juicy Couture tracksuit pants. Somehow her fresh tan and  youthful vibrancy made her look good in these tracksuits.

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I also loved the influence of these tracksuit pants in music videos and how every store in China Town would have these.

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But why were these so iconic in the 2000s? Also why are the Kardashians trying to revive this trend? I think it’s because the 2000s were about being comfortable yet sexy. And the 2000s constantly was waging a fight between balancing these two. The result; these really kitsch designer tracksuits that people couldn’t get enough of.

I don’t hate this trend – but I reckon people can do a lot better than this.

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Did Serena Van Der Woodsen Start a Trend? Find out here

I don’t know who doesn’t love Serena Van Der Woodsen. She is the face of the Gossip Girl show and she is so iconic. Blake Lively is beautiful in real life and she is super successful so it would make sense that she could start a trend.

Serena Van Der Woodsen is softer than Blair in some ways – being more warm and open to new things. For this reason,her style makes perfect sense. Which brings me to the topic of flowy maxi  – Serena Van Der Woodsen is a queen at wearing this style.

From the Red Carpet to the Upper East Side – Serena or Blake really pulls this look off. She looks airy and elegant and you just want to be around her to see how beautiful she is. She is such a fashion icon and she’s so effortless. That’s what makes her really shine to me is that she knows how to be comfortable in herself. Let me know your favourite Serena van Der Woodsen styles below!

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Did you love Jay-Jays as much as Grade 8 me did? Find out here

So Jay-Jays was like a regular spot for me to go shopping. From their skinny jeans to their hoodies to their crazy t-shirts – I was always there. I had a few friends who loved this store to and when they eventually closed down (shame – RIP) no-one I knew really shopped there anymore.

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So let’s revisit the best parts of the Jay-Jays era.

Coloured skinny jeans were like the biggest hit for high-school kids. They were everyone and black and denim jeans were not your main go to anymore. Move over boring jeans…

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I had a red pair, a turquoise pair and I had a lumo yellow pair. I used to wear them with coloured converse sneakers and brightly coloured statement t-shirts and hoodies. My one friend at the time had a hoodie that said “This b**ch bites”. Mine said “dead but still cute”. I definitely did not have the confidence to wear anything like that. But I respected the hell out of her for wearing it.

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My hoodie had a little dead owl on it if I remember correctly. I loved that red hoody so much. I feel like it encompassed my Grade 8 year.

If I look at the skinny jeans trend I remember that even Woolworths and other big retailers started getting on board with this. I don’t think Mr Price was as big as they are now but I have no idea if they had them yet.

It’s kind of sad to see them become less popular but also a relief. I prefer my basic colours when it comes to clothes and like to wear bright colours if I wear shoes, dresses, jackets or tops. For my legs I prefer to wear neutral or darker colours. It’s just a lot easier and it feels more mature to me.

What do you guys think? Do you still wear coloured skinny jeans?

 

 

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Were the accessories memorable in the 2000s?

For me, one of the most memorable parts of the 2000s was how extra the accessories were. Read more below if you want to see the hippest accessories from this period.

Key trends

Frosted Lip Gloss

Remember the little tubes we had with the thick sticky lip gloss that we used to wear ALL THE TIME? I remember I would put this on every few hours and be happy with the sticky sensation on my lips. I was too young to be dating but I would imagine this would be super weird to kiss someone and have all this sticky stuff on my mouth.

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Butterfly clips

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I thought this trend was so cute, to be honest. It was so innocent and sweet. When I went to junior school I remember lots of my friends used to wear these in their hair and looking back I think it was super adorable. Nowadays everyone is so sophisticated and chic so I don’t think there really is much of a place for these clips now. Maybe I’m wrong.

Rhinestones

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Rhinestones were in – okay. They were popular for proms and everyday accessories and they were everywhere you went. I don’t think that I ever really indulged in this style as it’s a bit gaudy for my liking. I enjoy very simplistic, delicate jewellery and I don’t like brooches or anything of the sort. But… It definitely does have its place so just ignore me if you like this trend.

Trucker Hats

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Trucker hats are super fun and they were hugely popular in the 2000s. Von Dutch hats were also very fun to wear. I have one or two myself and they can make any outfit cooler and edgier.

Livestrong Bracelets

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By the time I wanted to start wearing these they started to stop being so readily available. I knew so many adults who wore these who were athletic and it was always something I wanted but never wanted it enough to get them.

Shutter Shades 

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These shades made no sense to me at all. But Kanye West didn’t really care about that did he? As a trendsetter, you don’t really need to make sense at first but then after a while when more people to start following your trend then you sort of become the cool one. So I guess it balances itself out.

Fedoras

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My queen Blair Waldorf loved her fedoras. She just had a timeless elegance to her that made her shine when everyone else sometimes looked kitsch. If I had to wear a fedora I would look very silly but Blair just looks like such a boss. This is why she is my fashion icon.

Unnecessary scarves

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Come on – where did this trend even come from? Firstly, these are not practical! You cannot get warmer wearing this. What were you even thinking? This whole trend just makes me roll my eyes and go yeah this makes total sense… Not. If you have photos where you have followed this style and you think you look good – please, send them through – I really would love for you to change my mind about this.

Oversized hoops

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I think there will always be a place for oversized trends. They demand attention and they can be elegant, extravagant or just hectic depending on the style you wear. I’ve never really tried to wear this style but as I said it’s because I like more soft, subtle jewellery. But if you like this style – go you!

Fishnet stockings

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I adored this trend. Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl always wore fishnet stockings and she always looked freaking edgy as hell. I was so jealous of her style sometimes because only she could look that good being grunge in a show full of preppy people. These types of stockings are really cool because you get so many different variations and they can really make a normal outfit stand out a little bit more.

Neckties as belts

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I thought I would end off this article by looking at this necktie trend that gorgeous Avril Lavinge started. She really is such a cool chick and I think everyone had a girl crush on her. I mean there is nothing complicated about that right??

I think this trend was just outrageous – but I feel like this was the 2000s summed up. Anything went and the odder the attire, the more likely it was to become a trend.

Let me know what your favourite trends were from this time in the comments below!

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Why did low-rise jeans kill me in the 2000s?

What was it about low-rise jeans that they became the hallmark of 2000s trends? They were absolutely horrific and not to mention that not very inclusive for everyone. Firstly, they’re uncomfortable. You can’t sit without worrying about what’s showing and really who has time to gym so much that their abs are rock hard 24/7? I definitely don’t.

Besides that, high-waisted jeans are in and so are crop tops. It would look ridiculous to wear low-rise jeans and a crop top now. I mean you would have your whole torso on display… Shakes head in horror.

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I was too young to even be focused on fashion at this age, but if I had been I really hope I wouldn’t have followed this trend too closely.

Like I have no problem with you showing your stomach. You show whatever you want to show – but you’re doing clothes an injustice. There are so many beautiful blouses and tops out there for you to be just neglecting that part of your outfit “sobs in the corner.”

Maybe I’m being dramatic – I say this to myself multiple times a day. But if shops start selling high-waisted jeans and replacing them with low-rise jeans there is going to be an uprising. Let’s hope that day doesn’t ever happen.

Hope you guys enjoyed this!

 

 

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Will asymmetrical skirts come back? Yes! We have proof

Well it can’t just be me wondering. I mean… Are they coming back? Well… It’s a big yes from me! Of course their coming back. I mean have you even been shopping in 2018 if you haven’t noticed this?

Okay, okay I’m sorry – maybe you didn’t know. But then this is good that you’re here then because their back and you should 100% wear them.

 

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Assymetrical skirts are cool. Their so sophisticated and trendy and they just scream awesome. Like I really want the pink and olive one like yesterday already. Anyways, you should know that these can be worn in summer and winter and their super versatile. If you get them in the darker colours then they can be your wardrobe essential all year round. #winning #savingmoney

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Cause I’m all about that saving money life yo. You should check out stores like Forever 21, Forever New, Superbalist, ZANDO, H&M and Zara for skirts like these. Their also available at other retailers like Woolworths, Mr Price, Jet. Their everywhere really. You should really give this trend a try and as you can see there are so many cool ways to style this.

If you do try this please share your pics in the comments below!

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Where did the jeans and dresses trend go?

We are taking a dive back into the 2000s. Why did the most strange styles come out of them? Were there any good styles that appeared? Lets check it out below. 

Remember when dresses and jeans were a thing? I do. I was about 10 years old and they just took over the whole of Constantia. Women everywhere were wearing them and all the cool moms wore this style. My own mom sort of looked down on this style (again I shall not be acknowledging the link to where I got my sassiness from). We used to always gossip about these women and their “bad taste”.

To be fair this style is quirky. It’s not the usual but I think it has its place. I think if done properly it can be really awesome.

I feel like celebs fuelled this trend and I’m going to showcase some guilty ones here.

I dig the shiny black pants with this black shift dress and fluffy jacket. It’s really simplistic but it still stands out. The attention shifts to the fluffy jacket rather than the pants which I think is perfect. If they are not the main part of the outfit then they can really work.

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“Reunion” actress at pre-Oscar party in Beverly Hills in February, 2017

This interpretation is a bit more bold. Using light blue jeans with this dress make it hard not to notice. What I do like is her hair styling. It’s sophisticated and makes the outfit look chic rather than sloppy.

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“Black-ish” daughter poses at Camp IZZE celebration in Brooklyn in April, 2017

Nicole Ritchie just has the confidence to pull this off. She knows she looks dope. And I can appreciate that. If you know that you are gonna look amazing then do it.

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“The Simple Life” celeb walks in New York in September, 2017

 

Tori looks very fun in this edgy outfit. I really like how she looks so comfortable in this. It makes it all work. Also you can always win me over with metallic, glittery colours.

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“Beverly Hills, 90210” actress attends the Much Love Animal Rescue celebrity fundraiser in Venice in October, 2017

Great job ladies! Reviving trends may be uncomfortable for a while but you can definitely do it. And being a trend-setter isn’t always the worst label to have.